4. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars (1 Point)
Following two seasons in the NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook may be the fourth-ranked wide receiver on this AFC South list, but it isn’t because he’s not a very good player, but it is because the competition within the conference is fierce.
Westbrook will be entering his third season in the NFL in 2019, but after playing just seven games in 2017 as a rookie, he bounced back nicely in 2018 by playing in all 16 games for the Jaguars, making 66 receptions (101 targets) for 717 yards and five touchdowns. Westbrook averaged 10.9 yards per reception and caught passes for 38 first downs.
The Jaguars wide receiver did so with not the greatest of quarterback play last season, as the team had Blake Bortles for 12 games and Cody Kessler for five games, leading to a combined completion percentage of 61.4 percent by Westbrook’s quarterbacks.
Westbrook will now have Nick Foles as his starting quarterback entering the 2019 season, signing to the team as a free agent from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Westbrook is a talented wide receiver and one who can be productive, but looking back at how the offense as a whole played last season, he’s going to need those around him to amp up their game for his success to rise as well.
The leading rusher for the Jaguars was Leonard Fournette, who had under 500 yards on the ground for the season, and no wide receiver or offense in general can have successful production if they will have numbers like that again.
Westbrook can be a solid wide receiver for Jacksonville, but entering the 2019 season, his team has a lot of work ahead of them offensively, which could affect his game this upcoming year.