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TE Marcedes Lewis Looking to Be a Force for the Jaguars in 2011

Standing in at 6’6” and 275 lbs. Marcedes Lewis is not going to be intimidated by many people in the NFL. Using his great size and athleticism Marcedes has finally emerged as a force at the tight end position.

This talent and potential is why the Jaguars selected him at number 28 in the 2006 NFL Draft. Marcedes has started 49 of 62 career games and in college at UCLA was the 2005 Maxwell award winner as the best tight end in the country. Marcedes attended Poly High in Long Beach, California, where he played quarterback his freshman year but moved to tight end for the rest of his prep career. His senior totals included 44 catches for 710 yards, that’s a 16 yard per catch average. He also had 7 sacks as a defensive end.

Marcedes was heavily recruited to play baseball out of high school but decided to stick with football and attended UCLA. He started 32 of 49 games for the Bruins and holds career records for tight ends in catches (126) yards(1,571) and touchdowns with 21. For the most part he has matched those totals in the NFL with 181 receptions for 2,224 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Marcedes set career highs with 58 receptions for 700 yards and10 touchdowns in 2010. With the team on the rise he should be the go to receiver in clutch situations. My outlook for Marcedes is he will finish the upcoming season with 67 catches for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns. Expect big things from Marcedes in 2011 as he looks to emerge as a leader of the Jags and one of the NFLs elite tight ends.

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