Predicting Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns’ 2017 season

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Sep 25, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Lardarius Webb (21) tips the ball to his teammate causing an interception as Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) looks on during the second half of a football game at EverBank FieldThe Baltimore Ravens won 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens free safety Lardarius Webb (21) tips the ball to his teammate causing an interception as Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) looks on during the second half of a football game at EverBank FieldThe Baltimore Ravens won 19-17. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

We tend to overlook Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns because of the star wideout that’s on the other side of him which is Allen Robinson. Since becoming a member of the Jags, Hurns has been reliable and a good weapon for Blake Bortles. Is there room for improvement? Most definite, but for a number two receiver he does his job.

Robinson has always been the main guy for Bortles but Hurns plays just as well. In three seasons, he has 2,185 yards and 19 scores. Like Robinson, Hurns does well because Jacksonville has been playing from behind in games the past couple of seasons which is a big setup for the passing game.

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In 2016, Hurns took a step back from his previous monster season in 2015. He only played in eleven games and caught for 477 yards and three touchdowns. Rewind back to 2015, he missed just one game and he caught for 1,031 yards and ten touchdowns. Having Robinson on the team will affect Hurns’ productivity, but he should stay as a key factor to the offense.

How will he do in 2017?

As long as Robinson is the main weapon for Bortles, Hurns will be used as a second option. I believe that Hurns will jeep having the career is having. He’ll make plays when the ball is thrown to him, but rarely does the ball go to Hurns more than Robinson. In 2017, we may see Hurns’ productivity go down even further. Now that the Jags have a running game in Leonard Fournette, the passing game make take a dent because Fournette is expected to run well in his rookie season.

Season prediction: 740 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

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