The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have the best wide receivers in the league — that’s hard to do without a star guy who plays outside and demands extra coverage — but to call it one of the worst is a bit of a stretch.
Pro Football Focus released their rankings of all 32 receiving corps in the NFL and the Jaguars’ group is ranked 30th, higher than only the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills.
30. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Yards per route run as a unit, rank: 1.34 (13th)
The Jaguars roster is full of No. 2 and 3 type receivers who have yet to establish themselves as even productive doing that. Free-agent signing Donte Moncrief’s 78.0 overall grade is the highest any of them have earned in a single season and Marqise Lee’s middling 1.67 yards per route last year was the highest of the group as well.
Now, I don’t disagree that the roster lacks a true No. 1 receiver who will help bring defenders out of the box and open up the run game, but it’s a deep group with five guys — Marqise Lee, Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole, DJ Chark, and Dede Westbrook — who would all be any other team’s No. 2 or No. 3 guy.
They also all do specific things very well. For example, Lee is the most productive receiver in the league on crossing routes and Cole had one of the highest yards-per-catch rates last year.
What do you think? Is the Jaguars’ receiving corps at the bottom of the NFL or will it be a productive group specifically built to do what it needs to do in this offense?