Jaguars draft two wide-receivers in 2nd round

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars first-round pick Blake Bortles will have a couple new targets when he takes the field.

The Jaguars drafted USC receiver Marqise Lee with the seventh pick in the second round. A few picks later, GM Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley added Penn State's WR Allen Robinson with the No. 61 overall pick.

The picks Friday night strengthen a position the Jaguars may need more than ever since it is unlikely that former first round wide-receiver Justin Blackmon will return next season.

In 2012, Lee was both a unanimous All-American and winner of the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver.

Robinson had 97 catches for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns in 2013 and was the first player since 1985 to lead the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yardage in back-to-back seasons.

The Jaguars also traded up into the 3rd round to add some protection for Bortles. With the 93rd pick acquired from the Patriots, the Jags selected Brandon Linder, a 311 pound, 6'6'' offensive guard from the University of Miami.


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