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What about picking up a receiver in free agency?


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

Mike Wallace(Restricted)

DeSean Jackson

Wes Welker

Dwayne Bowe

Vincent Jackson

Stevie Johnson

Marques Colston

Reggie Wayne

Brandon Lloyd

Pierre Garcon

 

 

Out of these receivers, I would target these, in this order:

 

  1. Stevie Johnson
  2. Dwane Bowe
  3. DeSean Jackson
  4. 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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