Ranking AFC South Units: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
By Josh McSwain
When you look at the group in its entirety, it seems evident that the Jaguars have the top unit here. Allen Robinson really broke out last year, catching 14 touchdowns and 80 passes for 1,400 yards and earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. He was injured most of his rookie year but showed why the Jaguars took him in the second round out of Penn State in 2014.
Across from Robinson is Allen Hurns, who went undrafted out of Miami. He has been a very productive receiver for the Jaguars the last two seasons with 115 catches for over 1,700 yards. He could be the best #2 receiver in the league.
Beyond the two of them, there are more young talented receivers. Rashad Green and Marquise Lee are prime examples. While Lee has been sidelined by injuries for most of his two years in the league, he still has a lot of talent, and Greene proved himself in the return game last year and could be used more in the passing game in 2016.
At tight end they have Julius Thomas, who for a while looked like a free agent bust but seemed to come into his own late last season. He had touchdowns in four straight games toward the end of last season and seemed to develop a rapport with Blake Bortles. Overall this is a great group of young players that provide many options for Bortles and will be hard to stop in 2016.