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 three quarter pole of the season.

PLAYER TEAM GAMES REC TARG YARDS YPC TD
Justin Blackmon JAX 12 39 85 557 14.3 3
Michael Floyd ARI 12 26 54 282 10.8 1
Kendall Wright TEN 12 54 88 516 9.6 4
A.J. Jenkins SFX 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Quick STL 11 8 21 138 17.3 1
Stephen Hill NYJ 10 21 46 252 12 3
Alshon Jeffery CHI 6 16 27 199 12.4 2
Rueben Randle NYG 12 14 24 197 14.1 1
DeVier Posey HOU 7 0 0 0 0 0
T.J. Graham BUF 11 21 33 203 9.7 1
Mohamed Sanu CIN 9 16 25 154 9.6 4
T.Y. Hilton IND 11 39 70 588 15.1 5
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