The Jacksonville Jaguars activated WR Montay Crockett from the practice squad to the active roster on Tuesday, according to head coach Doug Marrone.
With eight out of eleven receivers banged up from injuries throughout the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars are turning to undrafted rookie Montay Crockett to help add depth during the final game of the regular season against the Tenessee Titans.
The Jaguars are no strangers when it comes to turning undrafted players into stars. They’ve done so with several key players over the last couple of years, most notably; Allen Hurns, Corey Grant, Keelan Cole, and Jaydon Mickens. After some research on the Jaguars newest undrafted project, you can’t help but wonder if Crockett could be next in line to end up on that list.
Crockett played college football for Georgia Southern, where he saw action in 47 games with 18 starts at wide receiver over the course of four seasons. At his pro day, Crockett ran a 4.39 40-yard dash, which would’ve placed him in third among wide receivers had he been invited to the NFL combine. At the regional combine in New Orleans shortly after, Crockett reported an impressive 4.30 40-yard dash, which if accurate, would have placed him as one of the fastest players in the draft.
He went undrafted in May of 2017, and was signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers immediately following the draft. He faced tough odds in camp, competing against nine other wide receivers for a roster spot, two of whom who were drafted, and the other seven being on the roster from the previous season. Despite all of that, Crockett had a really impressive training camp with the Packers, and was even said to be the fastest player on the team by a number of his teammates.
Crockett was cut by the Packers during final roster cuts at the end of training camp. He worked out for the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans before getting signed to the Jaguars practice squad at the end of October.
After impressing during practice, Montay Crockett was promoted to the active roster in response to Jaelen Strong’s season-ending ACL tear Sunday against San Francisco. His nearly two months as part of the team have given him plenty of time to take in the playbook and develop chemistry with the quarterback. His exciting speed is something to look out for, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get a decent amount of playing time against the Titans on Sunday.