New Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey mentioned that he’s been impressed with first-round pick WR Justin Blackmon so far.
“When he knows what he’s doing he’s very good,” said Mularkey, per John Oehser of Jaguars.com, “and when he doesn’t, he’s lost.”
Mularkey mentioned that Blackmon could ask more questions that he currently is.
“The one thing I tell players the very first day, ‘If you’re unclear of what to do when you come out of the huddle, please don’t go to the line of scrimmage without knowing what to do,’’’ Mularkey said.
There’s obviously a learning curve when it comes to making the transition from the college game to the NFL, so it’s hardly surprising to see him a little lost at this point during the offseason. The good news is that he’s showcased ability on the plays that he’s familiar with. Blackmon’s in a tough spot, as he essentially being asked to step in and produce from day one for a team that had of the worst offenses in the league last season.