Prowling The Web: Justin Blackmon Still Holds Rookie Receiving Record
Justin Blackmon gains a mention as we present some recent Jacksonville Jaguars articles.
Allen Robinson Sets a High Standard for Himself – ESPN
"Robinson was playing at a pretty good level as a rookie before he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot following the Jaguars’ 31-17 loss to Dallas in London on Nov. 9. He was on pace to catch 77 passes, which would have broken Justin Blackmon’s team record for most receptions by a rookie (64 in 2012). Instead, he finished with 48 catches for 548 yards and two touchdowns."
Julius Thomas Makes the Top-100 List – ESPN
"Thomas isn’t expected to put up the same kind of numbers with second-year quarterback Blake Bortles that he did with Manning, but there’s no doubt that he’ll be a focal point of the passing game while the three young receivers (Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, and Allen Hurns) continue to develop."
Nick Marshall is Making Strides as he Shifts from CB to QB – First Coast News
"For Marshall, the process involves learning from those around him and progressing at his own pace.“I’m used to [cornerback] and I am athletic, I know I can do it,” said the Jacksonville Jaguars rookie. “It’s something to put my mind to and just learn how to be a cornerback again.”"
Jacksonville Jaguars Offseason Report Card – Sports Illustrated
"Growth, at least record-wise, has been hard to come by in Jacksonville. After finishing 4-12 in Caldwell and Bradley’s first year, Jacksonville took a step back in 2014, ending up with a 3-13 record. But while the Jaguars haven’t climbed up the standings, the roster has certainly improved. One of the first acquisitions of the Caldwell-Bradley era was Sen’Derrick Marks, who has developed into one of the top interior lineman in the NFL. A year later, they tabbed a new franchise cornerstone, taking Blake Bortles No. 3 in the 2014 draft. Bortles struggled his rookie year, but the team has worked to put talent around him, drafting two receivers in 2014 and opening the wallet to bring tight end Julius Thomas to Jacksonville this off-season."
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