NFL Draft 1st round recap: 6.0

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Justin BlackmonRounding out our NFL Draft analyses, here is our 6th and final recap of the 1st round draft picks of the 2012 NFL Draft, as we analyze the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, and Indianapolis Colts top draft choices.

5. Jacksonville Jaguars-WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

With the addition of Blackmon (81), if Gabbert can’t make an improvement from a disastrous rookie season, the Jags may be looking at a quarterback in 2013

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Acquired the rights from TB

With the 5th overall draft choice in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up from the 7th overall pick to grab quarterback Blaine Gabbert’s future, top receiving target, 2-time Biletnikoff Award winner Justin Blackmon.

At Oklahoma State last season, Blackmon caught 121 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns for the 2011 Fiesta Bowl Champion Cowboys. Only the 2nd Biletnikoff Award winner ever in college football, Blackmon has solid wide receiver size (6’1, 215) and should certainly help bolster an extremely weak Jacksonville passing offense.

After releasing veteran quarterback David Garrard in favor of Gabbert, the Jaguars finished with the NFL’s worst total offense (259.3 yards per game), worst passing offense (136.2 yards per game), compiled the 2nd-worst completion percentage (51.2%), the worst average yards per pass attempt (5.4), the 2nd-lowest total passing touchdowns (12), and compiled the NFL’s worst passer rating (62.2).  Read more here…

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