The Jaguars fourth round pick is more known for his off field issues than his on field success. Off field issues obviously can't be ignored, but Westbrook hasn't been in trouble since 2013 and comes in with MAJOR upside.
Dede Westbrook possesses the talent of a first rounder. In his final year in college he was a Heisman finalist and received the Biletnikoff award as the best receiver in all of college football racking up 17 TDs and over 1,500 yards while averaging over 19 yards per catch. What makes him so special isn't his college production, but the way in which the production was achieved. Westbrook has next level suddenness with his double moves on routes. His route running ability combined with his above average quickness and acceleration allows him to take the top off a defense ,even from the slot, with ease which is likely where he'll be lined up for the Jaguars come September. Despite his diminutive nature he also has the ability to win 50/50 balls in the air.
Westbrook has more game breaking ability than any receiver on the Jaguars roster. Yes, that's more than the Allen's, and more than Marqise Lee. Sure, Lee is fast and can be explosive; Hurns is as reliable as they come;Robinson is a Pro Bowl caliber player - but make no mistake about it, Dede Westbrook can change the course of a game in one play, any play.
Now, Westbrook isn't a perfect prospect. He's on the very small side for NFL wide receivers, but his skill could take the Jaguars offense to the next level and will certainly make Blake Bortles' life much easier in 2017.
It's pretty simple: IF Westbrook stays on the straight and narrow off the field THEN he will be a star at the next level.
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