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Jaguars assistant Jerry Sullivan 'thrilled' about second-round picks

Jaguars wide receivers coach, Jerry Sullivan.  Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jaguars wide receivers coach, Jerry Sullivan.

Jaguars receivers coach Jerry Sullivan’s reputation around the NFL is his ability to develop young players. He’ll get another chance this year and he said he’s “thrilled” about it.

The Jaguars drafted USC’s Marqise Lee and Penn State’s Allen Robinson in Friday’s second round.

“They’re a little different style player,” Sullivan said. “Marqise is more of a speed guy and is more dynamic as a home-run hitter. But one of the things I like about Allen is the way he played – he’s a good cutter, he’s got a big body and he’s made a lot of plays.

“We’ve got two quality guys who are high character and will come here, compete, fit into the culture and work. We’ve got a young quarterback [Blake Bortles] and they’ll grow together. That continuity is how you build a franchise in my opinion. It’s piece by piece.”

The Jaguars entered the draft knowing they needed multiple pieces at the receiver spot.

Sullivan on Lee: “Marqise would have been a top-15 pick, more than likely, a year ago. He played through some injury this year so people questioned him a little bit – the bandwagon will empty pretty quickly.”

After Lee was picked, four more receivers went off the board – Jordan Matthews to Philadelphia at 42, Paul Richardson to Seattle at 45, Davante Adams to Green Bay at 53 and Cody Latimer to Denver at 56.

With Robinson on the board, the Jaguars moved up nine spots.

“I didn’t think Allen would be there,” Sullivan said. “I saw a couple guys go before him that I was stunned that they did.”

Matthews (6-3, 212, 4.46), Adams (6-1, 212, 4.56), Richardson (6-0, 175, 4.40) and Latimer (6-2, 215) – Robinson is 6-2, 220 and ran 4.52 at the Combine.

Sullivan said Robinson ran 4.48 at Penn State’s Pro Day.

The work starts this week when Lee and Robinson get to Jacksonville.

“Both of these guys competed at a very high level and played in very good conferences and against good competition, which is a good attribute,” Sullivan said.


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74 points
Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 10:42 am
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Mr. Jungle Cat....gosh, what an uplifting experience to read your comments. If I feel the need to start the day on a downer rather than a dose of optimism, I can count on reading a Jungle Cat post to accomplish that. Or maybe I'll just head to the backyard and eat worms today.

In the meantime, I'll continue to cheer for the Jags.

Jungle Cat
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Jungle Cat
Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 2:26 am


Jimmies not rustled

3608 points
Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 9:18 pm
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Jungle Cat, seek professional help or give up the drugs. You are one sick puppy.

Jungle Cat
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Jungle Cat
Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

What discussion and debate is that? Coded messages written by the very sports writers that have wormed their way into the Jaguars' front office? Texts? Smoke signals coming out of a chimney? The intelligentsia over at the Jaguars "official" message board?

The Jaguars could be a much better team if they weren't smug and arrogant in their hapless drive down their one way street.

The biggest turn off there is in town ain't me? That would be the Jacksonville Jaguars. That would be the area media which enjoys their sense of being as part of the incredibly obvious Gator prejudice working devilishly divisive deeds.

What bugs Sideshow Khan the most is for every me there are hundreds, thousands of others that feel the same way I do about these terrible draft picks. They just happen to decline the chance to express themselves. What good does it do?

The Jaguars are a big part of Soviet-style socialism. Khan bought his way into Czar-ship. He's the most powerful man in Jacksonville, who happens to live in Illinois.

Buy my tickets. Cheer my cheer. Eat my food. You go home now. The Jaguars' front office is nothing more than a Cyber-Marxist propaganda mill.

This year, the TU managed to worm their way in, enter Caldwell's brain and eat away.

We go with Biff.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 5:23 pm
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Jungle Cat, it's good for discussion to debate the Jag's draft picks. It's another thing to just be a misanthrope and complain about EVERY pick. The way that you've been posting lately if they drafted Peyton Manning when he was a rookie you would complain "Ahh he's just a mediocre QB from Tennessee--he'll bomb, you'll see". Lighten up buddy but if you hate the Jags so bad, maybe root for another team or watch baseball.