Everyone talks about us drafting a receiver high in the draft next year, like Alshon Jeffery or Justin Blackmon, but what about free agency. We made a big defensive splash in free agency this year, picking up Paul Posluszny, Clint Session, Dawan Landry, Matt Roth, and grabbing Dwight Lowery in a trade. Well maybe next season, we make an offensive splash, and pick up a quality receiver. Who is set to be a free agent next season at wide receiver?
2012 Wide Receiver Free Agents
Out of these receivers, I would target these, in this order:
- Stevie Johnson
- Dwane Bowe
- DeSean Jackson
- Marques Colston
I wouldn't go after the other ones, because of age, Wallace being restricted, and I believe Garcon can't compete with the top notch receivers, although he has taken a big step forward this year. I like Johnson first, because he's young, and is an all around good receiver. Bowe is a great possesion receiver, who has speed too. He would help Gabbert a lot. Although Desean Jackson is probably the most talented player on this list, he wouldn't fit too well on the Jaguars
. We need a true #1 receiver, and Jackson is a #1, but he isn't a guy your quarterback can know will be there to make the catch every play. He only makes 2-3 catches a game, but he puts up big yards. Gabbert needs a guy who he can look at every play. Marques Colston is a big possesion receiver, that I like a lot. I feel that the Jaguars should sign a receiver in free agency, and draft a lineman in the first round, like Matt Kalil or Jonathan Martin. Or, if the Jaguars turn their season around, Brandon Washington, or Riley Reiff.
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