Nov 2, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) makes a catch for a touchdown against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 33-23. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
4) Can Allen Hurns mature as a receiver?
Allen Hurns is not expected to be the number one receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars. That role will fall to Allen Robinson. Robinson will lead the group and has the prototypical tools to be that X receiver for the Jaguars. In that regard, it will fall to Robinson to mature more as a receiver.
But that doesn’t mean that Hurns isn’t expected to mature. Whether he does or not could dictate how well the Jaguars passing attack performs.
The fact of the matter is that the Jaguars receivers are an immature group. As professionals and as athletes, the receivers need to come together and develop. Hurns is no exception. He will have to prove he is willing to buckle down and work to be the best receiver he can possibly be in an offense struggling to get its feet beneath it.
So far, it seems that Hurns is taking the steps to mature. Starting by attending Larry Fitzgerald’s receiving camp (along with Robinson), Hurns may be taking his big play role with the Jaguars seriously. We’ll have to see how training camp and the preseason play out, but right now I am confident that Hurns will take steps to mature as a receiver this offseason.
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