On Wednesday Dede Westbrook joined the Teal & Black Blitz radio show featuring Mike Kaye and Mike DiRocco to talk about his upcoming NFL debut, among other things. He made it clear that he has big expectations for his rookie debut.
Dede Westbrook has yet to play in his rookie season, thanks to a core muscle injury sustained near the end of the preseason.
Let's take a look at what Dede had to say about his rookie debut:
"I always set the standard high for myself. For me, and this has nothing to do with the Cleveland Browns at all, but my expectation is a 200-yard receiving game."
There's no lack of confidence for the 2016 Biletnikoff Award (best wr in college football) winner. And why should there be? He's dominated at every level of football.
In college he was the best and most explosive wide receiver in the entire country and was a Heisman finalist in his final year at Oklahoma. Recording two 200 + yard receiving games in 2016 and hauling in 17 TDs Westbrook is the definition of a big time playmaker. He's got speed, quickness, route running ability, and very soft hands.
His skill set translated well into the NFL preseason where he was by far the most productive wide receiver in the league. Westbrook led all players with 288 receiving yards in the preseason. Hauling in 13 catches and finding the end zone twice Westbrook appeared ready to burst onto the NFL scene.
The core muscle injury slowed Dede down, but he's good to go now and expects the solid performances to continue. Of course, it's highly unlikely that Westbrook is able to dominate like he did in preseason, but the skill set is there for Westbrook to help out an injury riddled Jaguars passing offense.
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