Jaguars Bring In More Competition at Wideout

(Alex Brandon/AP)

Jacksonville addressed their wide receiver position in free agency by signing former Raider Jerry Porter and traded for Troy Williamson, in hopes that these two will offer more competition and a legitimate deep threat to an offense that wasn't considered explosive through the air. The Jaguars didn't draft any additional help on the outside, but look who they did sign after the draft.

The Jaguars signed former Grambling State wideout, Clyde Edwards. Edwards officially measures in at 5'9", 179 lbs., and runs a 40-yard dash in 4.55 seconds. Edwards is said to have good athleticism for his size, and his role in the pros would be that of a slot receiver, and special teams return man. Despite being small in stature, Edwards has good hands, and isn't afraid to go over the middle. Edwards is a very cerebral player who was productive in his limited opportunities, as he caught 197 passes in his collegiate career, for 3216 yards, and 37 touchdowns.

Among Edwards negative attributes include a lack of experience against top competition, an obvious lack of bulk, and only average speed for his position. As most would figure at 5'9", 179, Edwards has problems with the jam at the line of scrimmage and doesn't break many tackles.

Does Edwards have a chance to make the Jaguars final roster? Odds are slim. Last season, Jacksonville kept just five wide receivers, and this year they have Jerry Porter, Reggie Williams, Dennis Northcutt, Mike Walker, John Broussard, Matt Jones, and Troy Williamson all vying for roster positions with Clyde Edwards.

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