The Jaguars have officially hit the field following their 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots. The Jaguars’ rookies took no time making some noise in their first outing in the NFL. Also a few other observations from the Jaguars’ first preseason game.
2nd round pick Cam Robinson also had a terrific outing in the passing game helping the offensive line keep any of their three quarterbacks from getting sacked. It still seems he needs to work on his run blocking as he struggled at times to help create holes. 4th round pick Dede Westbrook, wide receiver, was able to make a play with broken coverage in the second half with a 42 yard touchdown. Unfortunately that was the only action Westbrook would see in the game.
Undrafted free agent Keelan Cole shined on a 97 yard touchdown grab from quarterback Chad Henne early in the second quarter. Cole would also go on to grab an 11 yard pass late into the third quarter that would be his last of the night. The only other offensive rookie to make a play was Larry Pinkard, another undrafted signing, in which he contributed 19 yards on a catch from 2nd year quarterback Brandon Allen in the 4th quarter. Defensively 3rd round rookie Duwane Smoot and 4th round rookie Blair Brown both made contributions with tackles throughout their playing time.