Jags Targeting Second Day Wideout

At this point it doesn't appear as if the Jaguars are going to select a wide receiver with their first round pick. With many of the top names in free agency being franchised, the team will have to be creative to address their most pressing need. Find out which receiver has impressed Jaguars scouts.

One of the most under the radar wide receivers in this draft is California's Marvin Jones. Jones had mediocre numbers as a senior in the pass-happy Pac-12 as he caught 62 passes for 846 yards with three touchdowns. He was so far under the radar that his Senior Bowl invite came just a day before practices began.

"It was great," Jones said when asked what it was like getting the call to go to Mobile. "I was jumping off the walls because I knew I had something to prove and something to show. That everybody coming to the Senior Bowl, whoever had questions about my game they could see firsthand how I play the game. And that's catching the ball consistently, getting consistent separation and stretching the field vertical. So I think I did what I came to do."

Jones opened the eyes of scouts on the first day of Senior Bowl practices as he was able to get open consistently and caught everything thrown his way.

"He reminds me of (Packers wide receiver) Donald Driver," said one scout in attendance. "He doesn't wow you with anything he does but he gets open and catches the ball."

Nobody knew what to expect from Jones as far as how he would measure up against the best competition at his position and many hoped to have a better understanding of him at the Combine. Marvin's numbers were more than solid as he measured in at 6-foot-1 ?, weighed 199 pounds and ran a more than respectable 4.46 in the 40-yard dash. His 22 reps on the bench press made him the strongest receiver in Indianapolis.

Jones was asked what would separate him from the other bigger wideouts in this draft.

"I'm just doing what I keep doing," Jones said. "And that's consistently catching the football and showing my burst in and out of my breaks."

His highly productive offseason took Jones from a late-round draft pick to possibly as high as Round 2, but he isn't trying to think too much about it.

"Right now I'm getting as high as the second, as low as the third. But I don't really pay too much attention to that. Just handle what I can control. And that's coming out here and doing what I can to help myself," Jones explained at the Combine.

If Jones can be a Donald Driver type of clone like one scout referred to, the Jaguars would easily find a spot for him on what has been deemed the worst receiving corps in football. If they can get him in the later part of the second or third rounds, it will be a complete victory.

Charlie Bernstein is the NFL Insider for ESPNFlorida.com and ESPN 1080 and 1040 in Orlando/Tampa and Editor-in-Chief of Sports Media Interactive, covering the National Football League, NCAA, and National Basketball Association. Charlie covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for FoxSports and has been featured on the NFL Network and Sirius NFL Radio. Charlie is also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. You can follow Charlie on Twitter @nflcharlie

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