August 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon (14) prior to their preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon may have already asserted himself as the team's best wide receiver, nearly leading the team in receptions and yards in the preseason after just roughly four quarters of playing time.
One thing the rookie is doing however, is making an impression on his coaches.
"I thought he played well again. He made the catches. We need more guys doing what he's doing," Mularkey told Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union. "When the ball is in the vicinity, we've got to make catches. He's doing that. We need more than one guy to do what they did. When the ball is tightly covered, we need to make the plays. We didn't do that, and they did."
The Jaguars receivers haven't struggled like they have in past years and early in training camp as the preseason rolls on, but some guys like Laurent Robinson and Cecil Shorts III have yet to make the kind of impact it looked like they would.