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Jaguars Film Room: Justin Blackmon's big day

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Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon had his breakout game against the Houston Texans, Alfie Crow reviews the tape and discovers why what he was doing suddenly worked.

Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Justin Blackmon had struggled to make the adjustment to NFL wide receiver through the first nine games of the season, picking up just 250 yards and a single touchdown. The team moved Blackmon around in the receiver rotation, finally settling him in the slot, and he wound up with a breakout game against the Houston Texans, nearly doubling his season's output to that point.


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Blackmon ended the day with seven receptions for 236 yards and a touchdown and is now on pace to finish the 2012 season with over 700 yards receiving.

A big part of Blackmon's game coming out of Oklahoma State in the draft was picking up yards after the catch, something he struggled to do in the season up until Sunday. On Sunday, Blackmon picked up yards after the catch in bunches against the Texans defense and showed some of the playmaking ability that made the Jaguars trade up for him in the 2012 NFL Draft.