2011 NFL Draft Profile: WR – Lester Jean – Florida Atlantic

The Jaguars in recent years have been looking to add young talent to the receiver squad. Jarett Dillard, Jason Hill, and Tiquan Underwood are all fairly recent additions to the Jacksonville squad, but none of them have truly proven to be a #1 receiver. Jason Hill will be entering his 5th year in the NFL, and Dillard has been struggling with injuries.

Mike Thomas and Mike Sims-Walker are both average, and one may argue, slightly above average receivers, but nothing more than that. And even so, Mike Sims-Walker may not even be in Jacksonville next year due to free agency.

At FAU in 2010, Jean had 64 catches for 988 yards. Jean was 4th in the Sunbelt Conference in receptions per game, and led the league in yards per game at 82.3. In the Shula Bowl in November, Jean was named MVP of the game after having eight catches for 114 yards and one touchdown.

Jean is 6’2″, 195 pounds, and fairly quick. Scouts were impressed with his ability to deal with and beat the double coverage that he faced all season long. However, there is some skepticism as to how adequate his hands are and his route-running ability. Bill Carroll of CDS Draft states that Jean, while speedy and strong, “occasionally drops a catchable ball”.

I believe that he could make a significant impact with the Jaguars if he were to continue improving and working hard. The Jaguars need not worry about using an early round draft pick on him because he will most likely slip all the way to the later rounds.