Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins
|WR - #14||41.16||WAS||Active||7 years||28||6'0||212||@PierreGarcon|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Larry Gold
Pierre Garcon shook off an injury-riddled first year with the Redskins to post career-highs in targets, receptions, and yards in 2013. In fact, Garcon led the entire league with a staggering 182 targets; even more impressive, he had ten or more targets in each of the last ten games. While those stats are as much a product of RG3 having no other trustworthy weapons than anything else, it validates Garcon as one of the premier receivers in the league. Griffin is expected to spread the ball around more this year with the additions of DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts and a healthy Jordan Reed, but Garcon will still be the most heavily targeted receiver in Jay Gruden's pass-happy offense. Garcon is currently the 12th WR being selected (32.60 ADP) and going approximately two rounds ahead of his new teammate Jackson. Expect fewer targets but greater efficiency this year as defenses will not be able to double-team Garcon.
Robert Griffin III wasn't the only important Redskins offensive player who left Sunday's win over the Jaguars early. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson also got injured in the first quarter of that game; he's just not going to miss nearly as much time as Griffin will.
Jackson has been diagnosed with a sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder. However, an MRI on Monday revealed no structural damage, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Jackson intends to play this Sunday against his old team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Of course, everyone wants to see what Jackson has in store for the team that controversially released him in March. But keep in mind that this is the exact same injury that Browns tight end Jordan Cameron has right now. He suffered it in Week 1, was told during the week he doesn't have any structural damage and still didn't play this past Sunday against the Saints. Try as he might, I think Jackson's chances of playing this weekend are only 50-50. Pierre Garcon and Kirk Cousins' new favorite, tight end Niles Paul, would pick up most of the slack if Jackson is out.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/16 - Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has sprained shoulder, intends to play vs Eagles
9/15 - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III dislocates left ankle, MRI coming Monday
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|3.01||Gridiron Irishmen - Best WR left on the board and the rapport he has with RG3 is rock solid|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|2.12||Scout PRO - Still a #1 WR in my eyes. Should see more explosive plays and TD with Djax in town even if receptions go down a bit|
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