With the recent acquisitions of Jerry Porter and Troy Williamson to go along with former first-round picks Reggie Williams and Matt Jones, the Jaguars seem to have a logjam of depth at the wide receiver position. Add in 2007 draft picks Mike Walker and John Broussard as well as 2007 free agent acquisition Dennis Northcutt, and it's standing room only for a uniform number in the 80's at wide receiver for the Jaguars.
According to J.J. Pesavento, the Jaguars sent assistant head coach/offense Mike Tice to work out former University of Washington wide receiver Marcel Reece back just a few weeks ago.
Marcel Reece is an oddly-sized wide receiver/h-back as he is just 6'0" tall, but weighs 231 lbs. Although that type of body doesn't normally relate to superior speed and quickness, Reece reportedly ran a 4.4 second 40-yard dash at his pro day. Some of Reece's other workout numbers include a 36.5" vertical leap, a 9'6" broad jump, a 7.20" three-cone drill, and a 4.26 second 20-yard shuttle.
Some of Reece's positive attributes include long arms, thick thighs, and he has a body that can add even more muscle without losing quickness. Reece has very good agility, and he isn't afraid to block, as well as beat the jam. He has an explosive burst, and can effectively block larger players.
One of the knocks on Reece is that he has limited major collegiate experience, as he played just two seasons at Washington after being a junior college transfer. It is unclear whether Reece can be a lead-blocker for the rushing game, as he was a much better pass blocker at Washington.
Although many scouts believe that Reece compares favorably to future hall-of-famer Shannon Sharpe, he is slated to be a seventh-round pick or later, mostly due to his lack of experience. If Reece is still on the board late in the draft, the Jaguars may be forced to pull the trigger on a playmaker of his caliber.
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