Jaguars undrafted rookie Allen Hurns led the team with 14 receptions on 20 targets for 232 yards and a touchdown in the preseason, earning him the third spot on the depth chart for Jacksonville’s receivers, behind veterans Cecil Shorts and rookie Marqise Lee.
Despite Shorts missing today’s game because of injury, Yahoo reports only 10 percent of fantasy owners felt Hurns was a worthwhile option for their fantasy rosters.
Expect that to change.
Hurns would become just the second receiver in NFL history to score touchdowns on his first two catches, and ended the day with four catches, 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Don’t buy into the hype.
There have been four receivers in NFL history since the merger who started their careers with a 100-yard, two-touchdown performance or better. Three were first-round picks: Anquan Boldin, Louis Lipps and Mike Siani. The fourth, Bobby Johnson, went undrafted.
Boldin and Lipps would add many more 100-yard games in their career, but Siani and Johnson wouldn’t. Siani would have two and Johnson would add three more to his resume. And neither would strike fear in the hearts of opposing defenses.
Here are the highest scoring seasons for undrafted wide receivers over the past decade. As you can see, with Hurns scoring 27 points today, chances are there won’t be much more the rest of the year.