4) Cecil Shorts III (2011-2014)
For four seasons, Cecil Shorts was the best wide receiver the Jacksonville Jaguars had fielded since Jimmy Smith retired in 2005. Shorts inched closer and closer to being a 1000-yard receiver but never quite got there.
In the Blaine Gabbert era, that is hardly Shorts’ fault. He came close, posting 979 yards in 2012, but it was never quite good enough.
Shorts ultimately finished his four-year Jaguars tenure with 2343 yards and 12 touchdowns while recording 3.5 receptions per game and 46 yards per game.
What makes Shorts relatively special on this list is that he stood out in a period of lean years for the Jaguars. No receiver looked like Smith’s heir until Shorts rolled onto the scene. While he ultimately never delivered, he was a pleasant player to watch during his Jags tenure. He occasionally came up with a big play and was somewhat reliable, managing to catch 50 percent of passes thrown his way by one of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL.