New Jaguar Scouting Report-Jermaine Wiggins

When the Jaguars lost tight end Kyle Brady via free agency to the New England Patriots, the team needed to find a veteran to fill what could be the third tight end spot behind George Wrighster and Marcedes Lewis. JagNation has gathered information on why Jaguars selected Jermaine Wiggins for this role.

With the hiring of Dirk Koetter as the offensive coordinator, the Jaguars were looking for more of a pass-catching threat at the tight end position. Since the team has former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice on the staff, he was more than happy to give his input on his former tight end, Jermaine Wiggins, and Wiggins ended up landing in Jacksonville.

To find out as much as we can about Wiggins, we at JagNation asked someone for help who has covered Wiggins for the entire time he has been in Minnesota. Tim Yotter is the Minnesota Vikings team expert, and publisher of Viking Update, and Viking Update Magazine. Here's what Tim had to say:

"Wiggins doesn't have the look of an athlete or a professional football player, but somehow he just continues to get the job done on Sundays. While he doesn't have game-breaking speed, even for the tight end position, he has repeatedly shown a knack for finding the openings and creases in zone defenses. He isn't going to get a team of ton of yards after the catch unless he does it by hurdling defenders -- favorite move of his -- but he was a sure-handed outlet during his time with the Vikings, especially under Mike Tice's offense. Once Brad Childress installed the West Coast offense in Minnesota last year, Wiggins' production and opportunities diminished significantly. With the West Coast offense seeking a speedier threat, Wiggins was let go and the Vikings signed Visanthe Shiancoe as a prospect they hope to develop. Wiggins should have a couple of decent years left in him in the right offense -- and since he is reunited with Tice in the Jaguars' system, his production should ramp up once again."


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