2012 NFL rookie wide receiver report: Where does Justin Blackmon stand?

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

With the half way mark of the 2012 NFL season upon us, let's take a look at how Justin Blackmon compares to some of the other rookie wide receivers in the NFL so far.

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to draft wide receiver Justin Blackmon with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was billed by most as the No. 1 wide receiver in the entire draft and was at a position of glaring need for the Jaguars offense.

Rookie wide receivers generally don't make a massive impact on offense their first season in the NFL, but it is possible to happen. Let's take a look at how the wide receivers taken in the first three rounds of the 2012 NFL draft have performed thus far, through the first half of the season.

PLAYER TEAM GAMES REC TARG YARDS YPC TD
Justin Blackmon JAX 8 23 54 225 9.8 1
Michael Floyd ARI 9 18 36 207 11.5 1
Kendall Wright TEN 9 42 67 381 9.1 3
A.J. Jenkins SFX 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Quick STL 7 5 15 90 18 0
Stephen Hill NYJ 6 14 32 196 17 3
Alshon Jeffery CHI 5 14 23 184 13.1 2
Rueben Randle NYG 9 9 18 154 17.1 0
DeVier Posey HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0
T.J. Graham BUF 7 14 24 109 7.8 1
Mohamed Sanu CIN 6 5 6 56 11.2 0
T.Y. Hilton IND 7 24 44 355 14.8 2
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