Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) runs into the end zone after making a catch for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Allen Hurns comes into the 2015 season as the number two receiver for the Jaguars.
Hurns exploded onto the scene in 2015, putting up 110 yards on four receptions with two touchdowns. It was a coming out party like no other and it led to some incredible productivity for the Jaguars receiver.
With 51 receptions on 97 targets over 16 games, Hurns has proven to be a strong receiving option for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He turned those 51 receptions into a team-leading 677 yards and six touchdowns, rewarding Blake Bortles for coming back to him again and again.
But with the increased opportunities as Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee, and Cecil Shorts fell to injuries, also saw an increase in drops. He led the team (along with Shorts) with seven drops on the season.
Hopefully, Hurns has moved past that heading into his second season in the NFL. He became a starter by default in 2014, but in 2015 he must complement Allen Robinson as a starter all season long.
Hurns is a big-bodied receiver who is able to out-battle opposing defensive backs to get the ball. Whether a tough grab in traffic, a jump ball, or using his body to make it only possible for him to catch the ball, Hurns has a knack for beating the defensemen. It’s exciting to watch him work against the (usually) smaller secondary players.
With Robinson getting more attention from the defense, we can expect Allen Hurns to have another productive season as a secondary option. He could very well come out and explode for another huge game in the Week 1 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.
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