Jaguars First-Round Pick Justin Blackmon: "Ready To Get To Work" | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars introduced their first round pick Justin Blackmon to the media on Friday, and they will waste no time in preparing him to take his place on the team.
"I don't know if he realizes it, but he's got his first meeting with the coaches today at 1:30 with the playbook," said head coach Mike Mularkey.
For his part, Blackmon, a wide receiver from Oklahoma State University, said he's "ready to get to work."
The fact that the Jaguars traded up to get him gives Blackmon extra motivation, saying it "makes you want to work that much harder."
Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said that going through his first draft, he "was amazed with all the heavy lifting" that general manager Gene Smith and his staff do.
The staff had been looking at Blackmon. "Justin was a player we did target," Smith said.
Mularkey said Blackmon is a well-rounded football player.
"He's a complete player, does it all, unselfish," Mularkey said.
The whole process, from the bowl game to the combine to the draft, has been enjoyable, Blackmon said.
He said he and his family are "thankful and excited to be in Jacksonville."