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Football Outsiders includes Rashad Greene on top-25 prospects list

Every year, Football Outsiders puts out a list of the top-25 prospects. And this year, it includes second-year receiver Rashad Greene.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a ton of talent at the wide receiver position. With Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, the team arguably has the best starting tandem in the NFL and even getting targets is a tough task with Julius Thomas starting at tight end.

And yet Rashad Greene found a way last year as a mid-round rookie to make some noise... so much so that Football Outsiders has the second-year receiver on their annual list of the top-25 prospects going into the 2016 season.

20. Rashad Greene, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

168 offensive snaps, fifth-round pick (2015), age 23

Greene was Jameis Winston's security blanket at Florida State, catching balls in tight coverage and getting vertical with ease against college corners. At 5-foot-11, 182 pounds, it's hard to project Greene as an outside receiver. But he definitely has a chance as a shifty slot receiver. The Jaguars haven't seen much from Marqise Lee yet, and Blake Bortles could use another reliable target over the middle. Greene will have to improve on last season's 53 percent catch rate to be that target.

Greene is a talented, speedy player whose greatest highlights from last year came on punt returns at the expense of the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. But that doesn't mean he can't grow into a legitimate No. 3 receiver who can flourish at the slot. Marqise Lee has missed more training camp practices than he's been healthy for and the only other real competition for that No. 3 spot is Bryan Walters, who is good, but doesn't have the ceiling Greene does.

Best-case scenario is that Lee recovers and shares time with Greene at the No. 3 spot with a player like Arrelious Benn at the No. 5 getting reps every now and then outside and inside.