The Florida Times-Union has a lengthy look at the Jaguars players and who performed well and who didn’t perform up to snuff during Jacksonville’s abbreviated offseason workouts.
Here are a couple of samples of who is on the rise and whose stock is falling, all from the keyboard of Vito Stellino .
Those whose have impressed:
QB David Garrard , who’s coming off a mediocre season in which he somehow found himself on the Pro Bowl roster (the reason that happened was because Peyton Manning played in the Super Bowl and three other QBs were injured and unable to play). All-time, Garrard is 31-31 as a starter, but apparently this offseason, he worked hard on his rhythm and timing.
RBs Rashad Jennings and Deji Karim : Jennings is coming off a rookie season in which he gained 202 yards, and Karim is a rookie taken in the sixth round of this year’s draft. In a battle to see who will back up starter Maurice Jones-Drew, Stellino writes both have shown good hands and both could add a dimension to the passing game.
DT Tyson Alualu , the surprising first-round pick of the Jaguars, “made an immediate impression,” before he missed the final week of workouts with an injured back.
Those who have not:
WR Troy Williamson: It’s been a somewhat-surprising fall for Williamson, the 2005 first-round pick (No. 7 overall) by the Vikings who seemed to have so much potential but who has caught just eight combined passes in 11 games during the past two seasons because of injuries. Stellino writes Williamson might not make the team.
LG Vince Manuwai , who’s started 94 of the 95 games he’s played at LG. Although he started all 16 contests last year, he apparently still hasn’t fully recovered from his ACL tear suffered in 2008. According to Stellino, he was the biggest disappointment of the offense.
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