Jaguars receiver Dede Westbrook can make his case to be a starter

The Jaguars rookie receiver could produce for the offense in the preseason and get the coaches to consider him as a potential starter.

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Oct 24, 2015; London, United Kingdom; General view of Jacksonville Jaguars helmet at Niketown London before the International Series game against the Buffalo Bills. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

One of the biggest stories about the Jaguars is how much depth they have that have talent. One of the players that has the potential to do well in the NFL is Dede Westbrook. As long as Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are lighting it up on the field, I don’t think Westbrook will start over them but could easily take the role as the third option receiver.

Marqise Lee, who has primarily been the receiver behind Hurns and Robinson was carted off the practice field with a leg injury and now we could see more of Westbrook if Lee can’t get back on the field. Even though he was drafted in the fourth round, Westbrook certainly can help the Jaguars win games through the air if given the opportunity.


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With Westbrook having a high ceiling to grow and develop his game, he can be a serious weapon for the Jaguars. Even if he was the number three receiver this season, he can still do some damage. If he was behind Marqise Lee on the depth chart, then he most likely wouldn’t be able to produce as much.

How can Westbrook get playing time?

If Westbrook can keep his production going in the preseason and make every play count, we could see him in the regular season getting playing time. Not every pass will be thrown to him, but the ones that do, he’ll need to take advantage of them.

In the last game against the Patriots, Westbrook showed that he can play. With the Jags going up against the Buccaneers, we could very well see him make a bigger impact because the Bucs secondary isn’t as strong as the Patriots.

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