EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - OCTOBER 17: Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants against the Detroit Lions at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 17 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mario Manningham
As we continue to look at who the Jacksonville Jaguars could target in free agency, we should also look at some secondary options that could compliment other free agents and draft picks. At the wide receiver position, there will be plenty of those type of players. One player, who's gotten a lot of hype because of his catch in the Super Bowl is New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham.
I asked SB Nation's Giants blog Big Blue View about Manningham. Click the jump to see what they had to say.
Mario Manningham -- If you are looking for a speedy, play-making wide receiver who probably still has not played his best football Manningham might be your guy. The guy has speed, he can make big plays and difficult catches -- as he showed in the Super Bowl -- and at various times when the Giants have suffered injuries Manningham has stepped up and delivered as the primary target.Can he really be a No. 1? I don't think so, but he can certainly be a dynamic 60-65 catch No. 2, and he won't get that chance with the Giants as long as Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are healthy. Manningham can make you crazy with some awful pass routes sometimes, but he is always a home run threat.The expectation is that Manningham will hit the open market, and he hotly sought after. He will end up with a new team because the Giants won't get into a bidding war for a guy who would be their third receiver.
I've seen many people say that Manningham could be a No. 1 if given the chance, but the fact of the matter is that he has been given the chance and just hasn't been able to do it. As Big Blue View notes, he's a perfect complimentary receiver.