The list of players scheduled to visit the Jaguars this week continues to swell and now includes two receivers that are ranked by many as the best two pass catchers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Texas A&M's Mike Evans will meet with the team on Wednesday, according to Peter Schrager of FOX Sports, while Clemson's Sammy Watkins is scheduled to meet with the team on Thursday, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
With the two dynamic receivers added to the guest list at EverBank Field, the list of players that are reportedly coming in, for what Twitter is calling prospectapalooza, has now reached 13. The list includes six quarterbacks, as Central Florida's Blake Bortles was added to the list later on Tuesday.
Watkins is considered by most to be the consensus top receiver in the draft class after a very successful career with the Clemson Tigers that included All-American nods in each of his three seasons before he declared for the 2014 NFL Draft rather than play his senior season. With 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns in his junior season, Watkins was considered the favorite to win the Biletnikoff Award recognizing the nation's top receiver, but Oregon State's Brandin Cooks surprisingly earned the honor.
While Watkins is a modest 6'1, 211 pounds, Evans presents a much more dynamic frame at 6'5, 231 pounds. During his time with the Aggies, Evans often bailed out Johnny Manziel with his tremendous size and catching ability. While there are questions about his burst off the line of scrimmage and inability to find consistent separation, Evans is considered by many, including SB Nation's draft expert, Dan Kadar, to be the second-best wide receiver in the draft class after Watkins.
Cecil Shorts III led the Jaguars in receiving during the 2013 season with 66 receptions for 777 yards. He is currently slated to start opposite 2013 draft pick, Ace Sanders, while Justin Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.