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WR Dede Westbrook - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-0, 178Born: 11-21-1993College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 4

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Recent Stats and Projections

17 at TEN 58 0 0 0 9 1 9 0 0 0.9
18 vs BUF 36 0 0 0 8 5 48 0 0 4.8
19 at PIT 42 0 0 0 3 1 8 0 0 0.8
20 at NE 0 0 0 0 3 1 29 0 0 2.9

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 20 vs NE (3 / 1 / 29 / 0 rec)

Westbrook caught a back shoulder throw from Blake Bortles on the last ditch drive that could have been a go-ahead score if he had kept his feet. He was also the target on the Jaguars last offensive play, and would have had a chance to catch the ball and score if Stephon Gilmore hadn't made a sprawling break up.

2017 Week 19 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Westbrook finished the game with one catch for eight yards. He was not featured much in the game plan and was largely ignored by Bortles, including no deep targets.

2017 Week 18 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)

Westbrook was the only Jaguars wideout who caught a pass. He showed terrific hands and quickness, getting easy separation all day. He picked up two first downs thanks to his YAC ability. Every catch was a short target that let him run after the catch but he was the only wideout who was able to make a play on the day. He also prevented an interception by breaking up an awful Bortles pass.

2017 Week 17 vs TEN (9 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Westbrook had a truly terrible game, the first of his young career. He saw 9 targets but ended the game with 1 catch for 9 yards. Some of this was on Bortles and his terrible performance, but Westbrook had several drops that he simply has never had before. Whether it was vs contact on a slant or an uncontested post that he heard footsteps on and didn't extend for, Westbrook failed to bring in balls. The worst came on the aforementioned dropped touchdown. Westbrook had a terrific release off the line and used a veteran-like subtle push off to get separation at the end of the route, but he simply dropped the touchdown. The performance was hopefully an outlier but it was a very rough game.

2017 Week 16 vs SF (7 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)

Westbrook's best play came on a back shoulder throw to the corner of the goal line. He was able to track the ball in the air and then use his vertical and his body to snatch the ball out of the air and hold onto it through the catch. Westbrook also converted a 2nd-and-12 pass into a first down. He got the pass at the marker thanks to an adjustment in his route and the ability to finish the catch against contact. He has shown the most veteran savvy among the young Jaguars wideouts and this continued on Sunday.

2017 Week 15 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Westbrook had a quiet game compared to Cole but he still showed a lot of the traits that have people excited about him. He once again showed an ability to pull in the tough catch, catching two contested passes in the game. He also drew two pass interferences in the end zone that would lead to Jaguar touchdowns. He has not been used as much as a deep threat as anticipated earlier, but he has done all of the little things well and continues to do so.

2017 Week 14 vs SEA (8 / 5 / 81 / 1 rec)

Westbrook had his best game as a pro. He looked like a veteran wideout thanks to his ability to adjust to passes and secure them. He made three huge catches on the day; the first one was on a sluggo route where he beat the corner early in the route thanks to smooth release. He created a window to throw the ball but an under throw forced him to stop in his tracks almost completely. He rotated his body and shielded the ball from the corner while lowering himself to the ground for the ball and a 20+ yard gain. His next big play was the aforementioned touchdown, the first of his career. He once again created a window for Bortles thanks to his quickness and his routes and was able to finish the catch through contact. His final big catch was a third down conversion in the fourth quarter. He ran a slant off of the line and Bortles quickly delivered the ball but the window could not have been more tighter. Westbrook used his body to secure the ball and held onto it through contact from several defenders.

2017 Week 13 vs IND (9 / 6 / 78 / 0 rec)

Westbrook had another solid game. He dropped one pass that would've converted a first down but besides that, he did it all for the Jaguars. He was used as the underneath possession threat in place of Allen Hurns, and he possesses a better ability to pick up yards after the catch. The Jaguars frequently threw him quick hitting passes in space that let him find his own yards. He was able to catch a pass for a big gain in the first half after beating the Colts man coverage on a corner route and then keeping his balance through the catch. He is the most naturally talented wideout that was on the Jaguars offense on Sunday.

2017 Week 12 vs ARI (10 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)

Westbrook was the most effective wideout for the Jaguars but he too did not do much. He was fed several short targets in space that allowed him to get yards after the catch, and he showed good speed, strength, and vision as a runner. He made several catches over the middle and did not have any drops. He was open deep for a touchdown on one of the game's first drives but Bortles underthrew him. He still climbed the ladder and nearly grabbed the pass out of the air over the defender before going out of bounds.

2017 Week 11 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Westbrook had a diving catch to the tune of 28 yards during his first NFL game. His speed was evident from the first snap he played and he simply made more plays for the Jaguars than their current wideouts have as of late. The best example was on an incorrectly ruled no-catch, where Westbrook extended vertically for an errant Bortles pass and then was able to get two feet in bounds. He did have one bad drop that was because he did not secure the ball, and he fumbled out of bounds one time as well.


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