2015 NFL Draft: WR Neal Sterling to Jaguars


Neal Sterling is a wide receiver out of Monmouth and he’s coming to play ball with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the NFL. Drafted in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jags are taking a shot that Sterling could be something.

At 6’3″ Sterling represents a big target in the passing game, which may be his biggest asset. He was the standout of the Monmouth 2015 Pro Day this offseason who could be a tight end/receiver hybrid kind of player.

A small school guy, general manager Dave Caldwell is breaking wit the trend he was setting in the 2015 NFL Draft where he selected big school prospects until this point. He’s got some big play potential, but at this point he’s a bit of a no-name guy just looking to make a team.

I like his size and I think he could grow into something with the Jaguars. For most of us, though, he has us going “Who?”

It’s no secret the Jaguars want to help quarterback Blake Bortles and they got him some help by drafting Rashad Greene in the fifth round, providing an excellent receiver for their young quarterback. Going after another makes sense, even if it one that most of us haven’t come to know well in the draft process. 21 team representatives attended the Monmouth Pro Day this year and got a chance to see him stand out there. It will be curious to see if the Jaguars want him to shed some weight or play that tight end/receiver role.

Neal Sterling was NFL Draft Scouts 62nd ranked wide receiver. What he lacks in great measurables – running a 4.62 40 yard dash – he makes up for with precise route running, helping his quarterback by being in the right place at the right time. That likely elevated him in the minds of the Jaguars front office as they look for receivers who can come in and help immediately.

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