Jags Looking at WR Tiquan Underwood as a Possible Playmaker

Jaguars.com’s Vic Ketchman reports that the team is looking at wide out Tiquan Underwood as a possible playmaker in the teams offense this year:

The Jaguars went into the spring practice season hoping a wide receiver would emerge as another prospective playmaker. In recent practices, as the Jaguars head toward the conclusion of the OTA season, Tiquan Underwood is that emerging receiver. “We really need a speed receiver to emerge, someone who doesn’t just stretch a defense, but someone who can be a playmaker down the field. He’s shown in these OTAs he can. (Monday), he made a tremendous adjustment on a deep ball,” General Manager Gene Smith said of Underwood following Tuesday’s practice, another positive outing for the second-year man from Rutgers.

Underwood would seem to be the leading candidate for the number four wide receiver position, and if he can hold on or strengthen that position over the remaining four OTA practices, he will go into training camp as a roster favorite. “I feel more relaxed, more confident in the offense,” Underwood said. “First things first. I want to get [up] to 185 pounds. Then I want to find a role on this team. I want to help this team win.”

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