Thursday April 26th, 2012
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert will have a new target next season who was the most dynamic receiver in college football last year.
The Jaguars selected Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon with the fifth pick in the NFL draft, their highest pick since 1996. The Jaguars swapped first-round picks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and gave up a fourth-round pick, the 101st overall, in the trade.
“He’s got an edge to him,” Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said. “He’s one of these guys that doesn’t think he can be covered.”
Said Blackmon: “You’re always thinking that no one can stop you.”
Blackmon is part of the Jaguars offensive makeover this season, hoping to turn around a franchise that finished last in the NFL in passing offense last season. Blackmon caught 122 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He averaged 117.08 yards per game.
The Jaguars entire receiving corps caught 121 passes during the 2011 season.
Jacksonville began upgrading the receiving corps in free agency, signing Laurent Robinson to a five-year deal worth $32.5 million with $13.8 million guaranteed, and then veteran receiver signing Lee Evans to a one-year deal.
“I think we’ve improved since we’ve been here with the addition of our free agents,” Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said. “Today was a great addition to our football team.”
Trades dominated the first round. Only the first two selections were set with the Colts taking Andrew Luck and the Redskins taking Robert Griffin III. Minnesota traded down one spot, swapping with the Cleveland Browns so Cleveland could take running back Trent Richardson third.
There were reports the Vikings wanted to trade down again. According to Smith, the Jaguars did not call the Vikings during the draft for a trade. Smith said they’d had conversations with every team at some point about various trades, but during the draft only spoke with Tampa Bay.
Initially, Smith was more interested in trading down, and actively sought a trade partner to move down in the draft. But the market for that was dead.
Blackmon becomes the fifth consecutive top-10 pick selected by the Jaguars. Last year the Jaguars traded up to take Gabbert 10th overall, the year before they took defensive tackle Tyson Alualu 10th overall, left tackle Eugene Monroe was the eighth overall pick in 2009 and defensive end Derrick Harvey was the eighth overall pick in 2008.
He’s the highest selection by the Jaguars since selecting Kevin Hardy in 1996. Blackmon becomes the fourth receiver the Jaguars have taken in the first round. They also selected R. Jay Soward, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones in past first rounds.
At New York
1. Indianapolis, Andrew Luck, qb, Stanford.
2. Washington (from St. Louis), Robert Griffin III, qb, Baylor.
3. Cleveland (from Minnesota), Trent Richardson, rb, Alabama.
4. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Matt Kalil, ot, Southern Cal.
5. Jacksonville (from Tampa Bay), Justin Blackmon, wr, Oklahoma State.
6. Dallas (from Washington through St. Louis), Morris Claiborne, db, LSU.
7. Tampa Bay (from Jacksonville), Mark Barron, db, Alabama.
8. Miami, Ryan Tannehill, qb, Texas A&M.
9. Carolina, Luke Kuechly, lb, Boston College.
10. Buffalo, Stephon Gilmore, db, South Carolina.
11. Kansas City, Dontari Poe, nt, Memphis.
12. Philadelphia (from Seattle), Fletcher Cox, dt, Mississippi State.
13. Arizona, Michael Floyd, wr, Notre Dame.
14. St. Louis (from Dallas), Michael Brockers, dt, LSU.
15. Seattle (from Philadelphia), Bruce Irvin, de, West Virginia.
16. N.Y. Jets, Quinton Coples, de, North Carolina.
17. Cincinnati (from Oakland), Dre Kirkpatrick, db, Alabama.
18. San Diego, Melvin Ingram, lb, South Carolina.
19. Chicago, Shea McClellin, de, Boise State.
20. Tennessee, Kendall Wright, wr, Baylor.
21. New England (from Cincinnati), Chandler Jones, de, Syracuse.
22. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Brandon Weeden, qb, Oklahoma State.
23. Detroit, Riley Reiff, ot, Iowa.
24. Pittsburgh, David DeCastro, g, Stanford.
25. New England, (from Denver), Dont’a Hightower, lb, Alabama.
26. Houston, Whitney Mercilus, lb, Illinois.
27. Cincinnati (from New Orleans through New England), Kevin Zeitler, g, Wisconsin.
28. Green Bay, Nick Perry, lb, Southern Cal.
29. Minnesota (from Baltimore), Harrison Smith, db, Notre Dame.
30. San Francisco, A.J. Jenkins, wr, Illinois.
31. Tampa Bay (from New England through Denver), Doug Martin, rb, Boise State.
32. N.Y. Giants, David Wilson, rb, Virginia Tech.
Justin Blackmon was born on January 9th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Blackmon
January 9th, 1990
1 + 9 +1+9+9+0 = 29 = his life lesson = Talented. Skilled. Teamwork. There’s no “I” in team.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
131295 23132465 47
his path of destiny = 47 = Famous. Legendary. Internationally known. Name recognition. Legacy.
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