Jaguars Visit with Speedy Receiver

It's no big secret that one of the main ingredients that's missing in the Jaguars passing game is a deep threat at wide receiver. The team addressed that position by signing veteran receiver Dennis Northcutt back in March, but the team may be looking for more of a long-term solution.

It's no big secret that one of the main ingredients that's missing in the Jaguars passing game is a deep threat at wide receiver. The team addressed that position by signing veteran receiver Dennis Northcutt back in March, but the team may be looking for more of a long-term solution. That solution may be Kansas State wide receiver, Yamon Figurs.

Yamon Figurs is one of the fastest guys in the draft, and he showed off at the NFL combine, by running a 4.3 flat in the 40 yard dash. Figurs draft stock has been helped by last years special teams superstar for the Bears, Devin Hester. Figurs is a similar build to Hester, at 5'11.5", 174 lbs., and many NFL teams think that he can be just as elusive. Figurs is obviously a downfield threat with that great speed, but his size will likely keep him from being effective over the middle.

The Jaguars sent special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis out to the Kansas State pro-day, and Joe D. put Figurs through a series of drills, one of which had Figurs arm tied to his body, while he attempted to field punts one-handed. Figures not only fielded each punt cleanly, but he made some spectacular over-the-shoulder catches, as reported by NFL insiders Tony Pauline and Adam Caplan. The Jaguars plan on bringing Figurs into town over the next week or so to put him through further workouts. With Figurs impressive speed and hands, some people around the NFL think he may creep into the late part of round two.

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