The Jacksonville Jaguars offense was able to get out of their rut last Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but even with all their injuries in the secondary it won’t be that easy when they kick off against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend at EverBank Field. Even the Colts were able to stifle the Jaguars run offense, but the Seahawks pose a whole other threat in pass defense, even without the likes of Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman.
The passing attack is going to be looking for someone to come out of nowhere and have a big day against a talented secondary, and I think rookie wide receiver Keelan Cole is just the kind of under-the-radar type player to have a break out game.
Cole flashed all training camp and preseason, though in the preseason and in games so far this year he’s struggled with drops. Even while having the drops, he’s shown the ability to get behind NFL defenses and open up the Jaguars passing attack down the field, but dating back a few weeks ago he had some key drops.
Last Sunday against the Colts, Cole had some key receptions. He caught a pass from quarterback Blake Bortles on the sideline when he knew he’d get walloped by the safety. Cole also had a leaping grab in the endzone and made a one-handed catch a few weeks go. Over the past few weeks he’s started to make plays in the passing game and just feels poised to have a huge day when the Jaguars really need it.
Who do you think can be the under-the-radar playmaker in Sunday’s game?