Every year analysts from the evil four-lettered company debate which teams could be considered risers and fallers. For various reasons teams are deemed to be reloading or rebuilding and others are expected to stay on pace with recent years.
To break this down to a Jaguars standpoint, we are going to discuss a few players who could be the new faces of the franchise and who could be on their way out.
Mike Thomas: Thomas exploded on the scene last year and led the Jaguars with 820 receiving yards on 66 receptions and surprised many with his many successful runs on trick plays, netting a 9 yard average. Still those are average numbers, but on a team who has not had an impactful wide receiver since the Thunder & Lightning Era those are promising. The only downfalls is very few of those receptions resulted in touchdowns, only 4, but that may have been due to the successful seasons of Mercedes Lewis and Maurice Jones-Drew demanding more balls to them. With the departure of Mike Sims-Walker, and the potential combination of no free agency and the likelihood of a defensive minded draft, Thomas’ role in the offense has the potential will grow. But that may be hampered by the next riser.no comments