Jaguars wide receivers of the century: 3 great and 2 fails

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Jaguars Nos. 2 and 1 WRs of the century: Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith

. Keenan McCardell. Keenan McCardell. player. JB wr1. . . Thunder, the ultimate No. 2. 2. 52

Keenan Mcardell was the most reliable and consistent receiver the Jaguars ever had. In his six seasons, he only missed one game in 1998. Despite being the No. 2 option, he is still one of the most prolific WR statistically in the team's history. He is second in receptions with 499, yards with 6393, and touchdowns with 30.

He averaged 30 receptions, five touchdowns, and 1,050 yards per year in his six seasons. He was a salary cap victim in 2002 and left Jacksonville for Tampa Bay. He was part of the Buccaneer's Super Bowl championship in 2002.

No WR 2 in Jaguar's history has ever come close to being as dynamic and compelling as McCardell. He was half of one of the greatest wide receiver duos in the NFL, Thunder and Lightning. Mcardell was the Thunder because of his route-running ability across midfield. That brings us to the greatest Jaguars receiver, Lightning.

. Greatest Jaguars WR. Jimmy Smith. Jimmy Smith. 1. JB wr1. . player. 52.

Jimmy Smith is undoubtedly the greatest wide receiver in Jaguar's history. He was drafted in 1992 by the Dallas Cowboys, where he won back-to-back super bowls before joining the Jaguars in their inaugural season as a free agent.

Smith beat out Curtis Marsh in training camp for the fifth receiver spot in the 1995 season. He played the next ten seasons in Jacksonville and now holds all receiving records, 862 receptions, 67 touchdowns, 12,287 yards, and 14.3 yards per catch.

Jaguars fans will never for Jimmy Lightning Smith's 2000 game against the year's Super Bowl champion and arguably the greatest defense in NFL history, the Baltimore Ravens. Smith torched Ray Lewis and Rod Woodson's Ravens for 291 yards, 15 receptions, and three touchdowns.

Smith retired in 2006 and was added to the Pride of the Jaguars in 2016.