WR Keelan Cole - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-1, 194Born: 4-20-1993College: Kentucky WesleyanDrafted: ---

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2020 Week 1 vs IND (5 / 5 / 47 / 1 rec)

Cole is the #3

2019 Week 1 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cole only played 12 offensive snaps and he was not targeted once on Sunday. He is simply at the bottom of the team's depth chart and with Nick Foles out, don't expect that to change.

2019 Week 2 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Keelan Cole only played 9 snaps and was not targeted once, despite Marqise Lee not playing due to a knee injury.

2019 Week 4 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

Cole's first reception of the season was a huge one - getting open for Minshew on a scramble drill on the first drive of the second quarter. They connected for a 3rd and 14 conversion to keep the drive alive.

2019 Week 7 vs CIN (2 / 1 / 2 / 1 rec)

Cole played 20 snaps for an injured Marqise Lee but he only saw two targets all game. With that said, he scored the team's only offensive touchdown thanks to well ran corner route where he tracked the ball in the air and secured it for the catch.

2019 Week 8 vs NYJ (2 / 2 / 12 / 1 rec)

Keelan Cole caught two passes for 12 yards in relief of Westbrook and an injured Marqise Lee, and he caught a touchdown for the second week in a row. His touchdown was the result of good route running as he beat Jamal Adams on an zig route for a six-yard score as he made Adams bite on his outside move before Cole won the inside leverage and provided an easy target for Minshew in the back of the end zone.

2019 Week 9 vs HOU (6 / 5 / 80 / 0 rec)

Cole is starting to see his snap count and workload increase as the season goes on and other players get injured. He was the most productive receiver on the day for the Jaguars. He took a screen pass for 19 yards on the opening drive of the second half. Later in the drive, he also made a nice grab along the sideline while getting upended by the defender. On one of Minshew's fourth quarter interceptions, he was open on a Deep Over route. However, the ball sailed over his head and into the safeties, who easily caught it. He did have the longest catch of the day for the Jaguars, a 9-route along the right sideline that he caught in traffic. Unfortunately, it came when the game was well out of hand already.

2019 Week 11 vs IND (5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Keelan Cole had a rough play on the first drive of the game when he failed to turn his head on a third down pass intedended for him, which almost led to a Malik hooker interception. He had a solid game after this gaffe though, catching four of his five targets for 41 yards. His best play came on third and 10 when the Jaguars' threw him a perimeter screen and asked him to pick up the yards after the catch to convert a first down. He glided past defenders and then lowered his shoulder at the marker to ensure he would move the chains, a good effort play.

2019 Week 12 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

His first major appearance in the game was committing a false start penalty on 3rd and 8 in the closing minutes of the first half. He had a nice 14-yard catch on a Comeback route in the third quarter.

2019 Week 15 vs OAK (6 / 3 / 76 / 0 rec)

Playing the number three wide receiver spot in the offense because of the injury to Chark, Cole made some explosive plays early on. He beat an Oakland corner with a double move to come wide open down the field. He caught the deep pass and got a few yards after the catch, showing nice quickness and vision. After that he was mostly quiet, but he did catch a 12 yard curl on a third-and-10 in the second half, a big play to keep Jacksonville in scoring position.

2019 Week 16 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

He gained around 7 yards on a Los Angeles Rams-style Jet Sweep. His only other touch came late in the 4th quarter, a 23-yard Corner route.

2019 Week 17 vs IND (4 / 3 / 67 / 1 rec)

Cole's opening target was a dropped screen pass. He made up for it with a 45 yard bomb. He got open running a 9-route against man coverage and tracked the ball perfectly over his shoulder. Minshew went right back to him on the next play in the redzone, hitting him on a Deep Crossing route off play action for a touchdown.

2018 Week 1 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 54 / 0 rec)

Cole beat Janoris Jenkins on a 9 route on the second play of the game. Tracked the ball perfectly over his shoulder and held onto the catch through contact. He was peppered with occasional targets afterwards, but so far through the preseason and week one, the Jaguars offense is not calling a lot of pure dropback pass plays where he is the primary receiver. He and Westbrook are the main recipients when the Jaguars throw on RPOs and Packaged Plays, but these targets are at the mercy of how the defense lines up and/or reacts to the run action.

2018 Week 2 vs NE (8 / 7 / 116 / 1 rec)

After a quiet preseason and opening week where he was barely targeted, Cole absolutely dominated the Patriots in this game. He had arguably the most spectacular catch in the NFL since Odell Beckham's one-hander in his rookie season, where he went down the left sideline on a back-shoulder fade and reached up and over the DB with just his right hand, palming the nose of the football and bringing it into his body before hitting the ground along the sideline. He capped the drive off with another 9 route, beating press man coverage at the line of scrimmage and hauling in a perfect over-the-shoulder pass from Bortles. Bortles continued to target him throughout the game, and Cole won on a number of routes and in different areas of the field.

2018 Week 3 vs TEN (9 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)

Cole had a rough day with two drive stalling drops. He did have some production hitting routes underneath. He caught a quick out on 1st play of game and got upfield for a 1st down. On his first bad drop he ran a good route and got himself open on a corner and dropped a very well thrown ball. He dropped another easy out on 2nd and 10 that would have gone for a 1st down.

2018 Week 4 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Cole had a quiet game. He had two catches in the first half on short passes and did not record a catch for the rest of the game. He ended up being the odd man out this week due to the team feeding Westbrook and Moncrief so much. Cole is at his best in the intermediate to deep pass game, and this was just not a priority for the Jaguars on Sunday.

2018 Week 5 vs KC (10 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)

Unfortunately for Cole, if he is not the go-to receiver in the route progression, he gets ignored for long stretches as Bortles settles into one-read-and-throw mode. Most of his production came on an over the shoulder 9 route where he beat press coverage at the line of scrimmage and made a diving catch for a 32 yard gain. Rational coaching would dictate him seeing more of Moncrief's one-read-and-chuck deep targets.

2018 Week 6 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

Cole had a couple of third down conversions and some nice plays, but it was overall a quiet day for him. He caught a crossing route on 3rd and 3 where he got open vs man and got upfield for a 17 yard gain - one of the bigger pass plays on the day for the Jags. He had another big reception off a scramble drill in the Jaguars only scoring drive of the day. He ran a dig route from the outside, then broke back to the sideline once Bortles started scrambling. He showed good awareness finding the void and staying active while the QB scrambles. He fumbled the ball while turning upfield after making a short catch on a Whip Route at the end of the third quarter.

2018 Week 7 vs HOU (7 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Had an awful drop on his first two targets - both of them wide open on 3rd downs killing both drives. He did get a valuable target inside the 20 on the Jaguars' only scoring drive. He ran an Out-and-Up, however the defender had the route covered well and the ball was not in play.

2018 Week 8 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Keelan Cole continues to have a case of the yips and is arguably the worst starting wide receiver in the NFL at this point. After a strong output early in the season, he has come down with a terrible case of the drops. The worst offense was on a wide open Deep Over route in the two minute drill when the Jaguars needed to drive for points. It was an actual accurate and on-time throw by Bortles and Cole dropped it through the defensive back's tackle attempt.

2018 Week 12 vs BUF (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cole finished the game without a reception. He was credited with a drop after popping the ball up in the air on Bortles' first interception. However, the pass was so far high and behind him that blame cannot be put on Cole at all.

2018 Week 13 vs IND (2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

After three straight games without a catch, Cole finally got on the board with 2 for 16 in this game. He remains a non-factor in the offense.

2018 Week 14 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)

Cole had one of the best plays of the night on a deep ball that he reeled in despite good coverage from Malcolm Butler and revived some hope of future fantasy value during an immensely disappointing season.

2018 Week 17 vs HOU (8 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

After disappearing for almost the entirety of the season, Keelan Cole made a guest appearance for the Jaguars in Week 17. It certainly wasn't a world-beating performance, but it was good to actually see that he has the ability to still catch a football. He legitimately battled the yips this season. He was the recipient of a lot of Bortles overthrows in this game, especially late in the game. He was also the target (and fell down) on Bortles awful overthrown final play interception.

2017 Week 2 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Cole got starters snaps due to Allen Robinson's absence. He saw a view targets via slants and short crossing routes but he didn't do anything notable. Frankly the most notable thing he did this week was not drop a pass, as he had dropped a pass in nearly every other one of his outings, both preseason and week 1 last week. He's an inconsistent target on an anemic passing offense.

2017 Week 7 vs IND (3 / 2 / 64 / 0 rec)

Cole didn't do much but he made an amazing catch on a poorly thrown Bortles deep pass, after running an amazing post route, losing the DB on a double move.

2017 Week 10 vs LAC (8 / 3 / 61 / 0 rec)

Cole has become more integrated into the Jaguars offense each week. He has officially become their go-to deep option. He does not catch everyone as his catch radius is small, but he is fast enough to get a step on defenses and has become better at tracking the deep ball.

2017 Week 11 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Cole got a first down on the first drive of the game, thanks to his ability to pick up yards after the catch. He is used as the Jaguars intermediate wideout, especially with Allen Hurns hurt, but Bortles did not look his way very often on Sunday.

2017 Week 12 vs ARI (7 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

Cole was the target on a number of deep routes but none of them connected, a theme with him and Bortles. They lack any chemistry if the throw is not a quick hitting one. Cole does show good speed and value as a runner after the catch but he can not make the tough catches that Bortles' passes are requiring him to.

2017 Week 13 vs IND (3 / 3 / 49 / 1 rec)

Cole scored the first touchdown of his career on Sunday. He got separation on a fade route and was able to climb the ladder and find the ball in the air for the score. He did a much better job on Sunday of fighting for the ball and keeping his concentration through contact, which was the source of most of his previous drops. He shows promise due to his quickness and vision after the catch and his ability to get open deep.

2017 Week 14 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 99 / 1 rec)

Cole only had a handful of catches but he had the biggest play of the game, and the year, for the Jaguars offense. Matched up with a linebacker, Cole ran a post and torched the linebacker down the field, showing the deep speed he has shown all season. Bortles lead him with the pass and, though he had to reach out for it, he was able to secure the deep pass, which has been his Achilles heel this season. He then outran the rest of the Seattle defense for the score. He shows terrific quickness from the slot and has truly improved every week.

2017 Week 15 vs HOU (9 / 7 / 186 / 1 rec)

Cole dominated the Texans secondary with complete ease. He caught every deep target that came his way, a vast improvement from earlier in the season. He shows the vertical speed to beat defensive backs on go routes as well as the awareness and quickness to get consistent separation across the middle. He stepped up into the teams role for Marqise Lee once Lee went out of the game, and was even more productive than Lee has been. His touchdown, his third week in a row with a score, was due to excellent route running and a good release.

2017 Week 16 vs SF (13 / 6 / 108 / 0 rec)

Cole had his fourth consecutive 100-yard game thanks to several big plays made as a deep threat. He got himself into penalty trouble on several plays but was targeted 13 times on the day, showing the trust that the QB and staff have in him. His best play came on a go route in the third quarter. He was able to use his quickness off the line to create separation and then used a burst of acceleration to catch up to the ball.

2017 Week 17 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Cole was sent on vertical route after vertical route on Sunday, but it was all to no avail due to the below-average quarterback play. Cole was second on the team in targets but most of them were simply never near him. He was able to turn his few catchable targets into solid gains thanks to his quickness after the catch. He did hurt the offense himself though, fumbling away a pass before the end of the first half which would lead to a Titans' field goal.

2017 Week 18 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Cole saw one target on the game and it was not an accurate pass. He couldn't make a play because of the quarterback play.

2017 Week 19 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 45 / 0 rec)

Cole was ignored for the majority of the game, but he continued the trend of the Jaguars entire season and became the lone recipient of one of their downfield shots. After Bortles had missed deep pass after deep pass, he connected with Cole to put the team at the goal-line. Cole ran a great vertical route down the seam, splitting two zone defenders, and came back to the ball to secure it. He showed great ball skills and vertical ability.