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Vincent Jackson (1 Viewer)

Raiders

Footballguy
With R Caldwell gone does this mean that V Jackson, gets a little more PT. K McArdell is 36 years old, and I certainly don't think that E Parker is the answer. There have been a ton of really good WR's that didn't do anything their first couple of years and then blew up, does anyone think that could be the case for him? The guy reminds me a lot of David Boston the way he's built, only a little bit taller than Boston and not quite as ripped. He is 6'5, 245 pounds, ran a 4.46 40, with a 39 inch Vertical, and was drafted in the 2nd Round by the Chargers. Is he just a work out warrior or can we expect something from him? I really think he is a guy to watch out for in dynasty leagues.

 
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Maurile Tremblay

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Last year he looked very good in the May and June mini-camps, but was injured through most of training camp and never worked his way into the rotation as a rookie.

He has talent, but it's hard to say whether he'll play a big role in 2006. It may take another year or two before he's fully ready. It's impossible to know at this point.

I also would expect the Chargers to add another receiver to the roster before training camp starts. They were interested in Andre Davis and David Givens before those guys signed with other clubs. The Chargers could spend a high draft pick on a WR.

As the roster stands right now, however, VJ should have the inside track at the #3 WR position. If he lives up to his physical potential, he could steal the #2 WR spot from Parker. (But don't underestimate Parker.)

I wouldn't expect VJ to make an impact this year in redraft leagues, but he does have good potential in dynasty leagues.

 

Mr. Pink

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I actually like Parker a lot
I'll second that. It seems like he catches everything thrown his way. More specifically, his reception/target percentage was second only to T.J. House for WRs with more than 70 targets.I think they need to look his way more often.

 

bicycle_seat_sniffer

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Parker has great hands. he got banged up at the end of last year, make no mistake he is the starter.

For some reason it just feels like they can upgrae his spot though.

 

noneother

Footballguy
I agree with thinking that this guy will be the third year break out guy... expecially now with a new QB..

I think he, Reggie Brown, and Chris Henry are the guys out of last year that will truly emerge... Henry if he works out something with courts, of course

 

JayMan

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I think VJackson's ceiling is off the charts... and it's why i wouldn't hesitate to grab a late flyer/longshot pick on him in [DYNASTY] leagues...

And looking at the '06 WR rookie class... I don't think that, other than SHolmes, CJackson and SMoss - other WRs have more upside than VJackson...

Last thing, he will probably come dirt cheap in your draft... since all the buzz is on the rookies and the seasoned vets that are available...

 

Couch Potato

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A little off topic, but related to Jackson's potential playing time: McCardell is a UFA this year, and I've read nothing about him during the free agency period so far. Does anyone know whether his re-signing is a strong likelihood or whether he is expected to move on?

 

Buckeyedawgs

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With Rivers at QB I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left? Remember Eli's first year as a starter? Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year.

I am downgradeing all S.D offense for this year.

My biggest question is L.T holding a top 5 RB rank and Gates being able to maintain top TE rank. My thoughts are both are in jeapordy.

 

cstu

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With Rivers at QB I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left? Remember Eli's first year as a starter? Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year.

I am downgradeing all S.D offense for this year.

My biggest question is L.T holding a top 5 RB rank and Gates being able to maintain top TE rank. My thoughts are both are in jeapordy.
Eli was a rookie and Rivers is in his 3rd year.
 

aussiehockeyfan

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With Rivers at QB I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left? Remember Eli's first year as a starter? Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year.

I am downgradeing all S.D offense for this year.

My biggest question is L.T holding a top 5 RB rank and Gates being able to maintain top TE rank. My thoughts are both are in jeapordy.
This would be stupid. LT had his best years (fantasy-wise) when he had the venerable Doug Flutie and the pre-competent Drew Brees as his QB during 2001-2003 seasons. It'd make more sense if you were worried about him breaking down from all those 300+ carry seasons. Gates on the otherhand could see a decrease in value, but most "rookie" QBs latch onto their TEs, so Gates should be racking up the receptions. I would however be very worried about the rest of the Chargers offense (their WRs).

 

Despyzer

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With Rivers at QB I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left? Remember Eli's first year as a starter? Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year.
Eli stunk when he was rushed into a starting job in his rookie year, so therefore Rivers will stink when he has an entire offseason to prepare in the offense in which he has been understudying for two years.Yeah, that makes sense.

 

Couch Potato

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With Rivers at QB I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left? Remember Eli's first year as a starter? Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year.

I am downgradeing all S.D offense for this year.

My biggest question is L.T holding a top 5 RB rank and Gates being able to maintain top TE rank. My thoughts are both are in jeapordy.
Eli was a rookie and Rivers is in his 3rd year.
I want to elaborate a little bit on that, because I think a lot of message boarders have the same sort of misconception Buckeyedawgs has.When a QB is a rookie, everything is new. It's not just a matter of not having started a game. The speed of the NFL game is a hard thing to get used to for rookie QBs, as well as the complexity of the defenses, a playbook which is generally more extensive than at the college level (even if it isn't, it is certainly new), adjusting to new coaches and WRs, and a whole lot of other things.

A 3rd year QB, even if he hasn't been starting, has had an opportunity to adjust to many of these changes. Rivers hasn't been in a closet for the last two years just because we haven't seen him in a game. An actual game is 3 hours once a week. NFL players live football 6 days a week. While Eli Manning had the benefit of a few months to learn the plays, adjust to the speed of play, adjust to defenses, work with his teammates, etc., Rivers will have had two additional years of mini-camps, and training camps, and preseason games, and in-season practices/classroom/film study, to become ready. I find it odd that many fans don't seem to grasp this difference.

While game experience certainly brings the education to a new level, Rivers is in no way at the same level as a rookie. Most QBs who sit their rookie year come in and do fine their 2nd year (if they are going to be any good at all). Palmer was a recent example. Rivers, with 2 years' experience, should be just fine in 2006 if he is NFL starter material. If he fails miserably, it will be because he is someone who can't cut it at this level, not because it's his first year starting.

 

doomsdaydoc

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With Rivers at QB  I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left?  Remember Eli's first year as a starter?  Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year. 

I am downgradeing all S.D offense for this year. 

My biggest question is L.T holding a top 5 RB rank and Gates being able to maintain top TE rank. My thoughts are both are in jeapordy.
Eli was a rookie and Rivers is in his 3rd year.
I want to elaborate a little bit on that, because I think a lot of message boarders have the same sort of misconception Buckeyedawgs has.When a QB is a rookie, everything is new. It's not just a matter of not having started a game. The speed of the NFL game is a hard thing to get used to for rookie QBs, as well as the complexity of the defenses, a playbook which is generally more extensive than at the college level (even if it isn't, it is certainly new), adjusting to new coaches and WRs, and a whole lot of other things.

A 3rd year QB, even if he hasn't been starting, has had an opportunity to adjust to many of these changes. Rivers hasn't been in a closet for the last two years just because we haven't seen him in a game. An actual game is 3 hours once a week. NFL players live football 6 days a week. While Eli Manning had the benefit of a few months to learn the plays, adjust to the speed of play, adjust to defenses, work with his teammates, etc., Rivers will have had two additional years of mini-camps, and training camps, and preseason games, and in-season practices/classroom/film study, to become ready. I find it odd that many fans don't seem to grasp this difference.

While game experience certainly brings the education to a new level, Rivers is in no way at the same level as a rookie. Most QBs who sit their rookie year come in and do fine their 2nd year (if they are going to be any good at all). Palmer was a recent example. Rivers, with 2 years' experience, should be just fine in 2006 if he is NFL starter material. If he fails miserably, it will be because he is someone who can't cut it at this level, not because it's his first year starting.
This is one of the most sensible replies I have read on this message board. Great job!!!
 

Bri

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A little off topic, but related to Jackson's potential playing time: McCardell is a UFA this year, and I've read nothing about him during the free agency period so far. Does anyone know whether his re-signing is a strong likelihood or whether he is expected to move on?
Maurile replied but also, I think he's enterring his 15th season. The Chargers have to be thinking about replacing him. I would think their plan is Jackson or Osgood whom they re-signed and seems to be a coach's pet.I can't see them not drafting the top WR if he falls in their lap on draft day. I don't see it as a plan but can't imagine them turning that opportunity down. That just doesn't happen often in the NFL.

 

Maurile Tremblay

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Maurile replied but also, I think he's enterring his 15th season. The Chargers have to be thinking about replacing him. I would think their plan is Jackson or Osgood whom they re-signed and seems to be a coach's pet.
Osgood is an awesome special teams player. That's why he's on the roster -- not for his WR skills, necessarily.
 

Bears_Man2

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I don't know how much of an impact he'll make in 2006, but he's definitely someone on my radar. I imagine him and Rivers worked quite a bit together as backups last year.

All it takes is one injury and he could burst onto the scene. I don't have the Chargers taking a WR Round 1 myself. It's hard not to like Vincent's red zone potential.

 

Bri

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Maurile replied but also, I think he's enterring his 15th season. The Chargers have to be thinking about replacing him. I would think their plan is Jackson or Osgood whom they re-signed and seems to be a coach's pet.
Osgood is an awesome special teams player. That's why he's on the roster -- not for his WR skills, necessarily.
Absolutely. For whatever reason he reminds me of Troy Brown and Ray Lucas(QB but..) in that a special teams player doing all the little things right and earning a genuine shot at WR (in camp at the least).
 

Bri

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I don't know how much of an impact he'll make in 2006, but he's definitely someone on my radar. I imagine him and Rivers worked quite a bit together as backups last year.
re Rivers+him, it's gotta be limitted due to his injuries though
 

TheFanatic

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With Rivers at QB I wonder if any receiver in S.D has any fantasy life left? Remember Eli's first year as a starter? Shockey was only usefull receiver that year in NY and he had a bad year.

I am downgradeing all S.D offense for this year.

My biggest question is L.T holding a top 5 RB rank and Gates being able to maintain top TE rank. My thoughts are both are in jeapordy.
Eli was a rookie and Rivers is in his 3rd year.
I believe that Pennington got off to a pretty good start when he finally took over his 3rd year after holding the clip board for 2 years and some change....There will be a learning curve but it should be pretty steep. Hope you play the LT and Gates owners in the first 4 weeks because I think after that this team will be clicking on all cylinders

 

cstu

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I don't know how much of an impact he'll make in 2006, but he's definitely someone on my radar. I imagine him and Rivers worked quite a bit together as backups last year.

All it takes is one injury and he could burst onto the scene. I don't have the Chargers taking a WR Round 1 myself. It's hard not to like Vincent's red zone potential.
Even when Jackson starts, I don't see him doing much more than McCardell did last year. He would be a 1000/10 guy in the top 15-20 but his upside is limited by Gates as the primary focus of the offense. I think he'll have a career a little better than what Kennison has had in KC.

 

Bears_Man2

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I don't know how much of an impact he'll make in 2006, but he's definitely someone on my radar. I imagine him and Rivers worked quite a bit together as backups last year.

All it takes is one injury and he could burst onto the scene. I don't have the Chargers taking a WR Round 1 myself. It's hard not to like Vincent's red zone potential.
Even when Jackson starts, I don't see him doing much more than McCardell did last year. He would be a 1000/10 guy in the top 15-20 but his upside is limited by Gates as the primary focus of the offense. I think he'll have a career a little better than what Kennison has had in KC.
At where he's going in dynasty leagues right now, if he's anywhere near 1000/10, owners have a nice grab. Especially when you consider Mike Williams is still going 100-150 spots before him. Vincent is going in the neighborhood of 300th overall. I don't even know if Vincent will have any 1000 yard seasons, but I could very well see a few 10+ TD years. I think Gates limits the upside of guys like Parker (because of the loss of red zone looks). I think Vincent, if he progresses, will make his living down in the red zone.

 

cstu

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I don't know how much of an impact he'll make in 2006, but he's definitely someone on my radar. I imagine him and Rivers worked quite a bit together as backups last year.

All it takes is one injury and he could burst onto the scene. I don't have the Chargers taking a WR Round 1 myself. It's hard not to like Vincent's red zone potential.
Even when Jackson starts, I don't see him doing much more than McCardell did last year. He would be a 1000/10 guy in the top 15-20 but his upside is limited by Gates as the primary focus of the offense. I think he'll have a career a little better than what Kennison has had in KC.
At where he's going in dynasty leagues right now, if he's anywhere near 1000/10, owners have a nice grab. Especially when you consider Mike Williams is still going 100-150 spots before him. Vincent is going in the neighborhood of 300th overall. I don't even know if Vincent will have any 1000 yard seasons, but I could very well see a few 10+ TD years. I think Gates limits the upside of guys like Parker (because of the loss of red zone looks). I think Vincent, if he progresses, will make his living down in the red zone.
To be honest, I never expected McCardell to be able to do what he did in SD. With Jackson's size and speed, I think he has a good shot at taking over McCardell's role in 2007. It'll be his 3rd year and he'll have had a couple of years learning the game and adjusting to the level of competition without all the expectations of contributing right away. However, unlike Mike Williams there's little chance of getting much production out of him this year.
 
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Rev

Footballguy
If you've got the room, stash him now.
Agreed. This guy has some serious upside, and is knocking on the door. If he stays healthy this year, I think he builds solid rapport with Rivers and becomes the go-to WR in the redzone. LT and Gates will get their touches, while a healthy 2nd year Jackson could surprise a lot of people. I'm hanging on to VJ, because I love his measurables, agility, and situation. I think that within 3 years, he will have a top 10 WR season.

 

Bob Henry

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I have VJ in a dynasty league, but I seriously don't think he'll become the go to guy in the endzone with Gates on that team. Your statement of go-to WR has potential, but the "go to" is watered down considerably after Gates and LT get theirs.

That said, I like Jackson's upside a lot.. but I wasn't expecting much from him until mid-year and maybe next year. I hope you're right though.

 

Maurile Tremblay

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I have VJ in a dynasty league, but I seriously don't think he'll become the go to guy in the endzone with Gates on that team. Your statement of go-to WR has potential, but the "go to" is watered down considerably after Gates and LT get theirs.

That said, I like Jackson's upside a lot.. but I wasn't expecting much from him until mid-year and maybe next year. I hope you're right though.
I agree with Bob. I like VJ's long-term potential, but not for his goal line possibilities. He's not particularly quick out of his cuts, which is the single most important trait in a WR around the goal line. His strengths are his speed, size, and hands. I think he'll be a fine deep threat and a solid WR on medium routes. But he won't be a goal line specialist. Yeah, maybe he'll be able to run a fade; but a guy like Gates (who can get separation in short space with his quickness) will always be the more successful receiver around the goal line.
 

Rev

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I have VJ in a dynasty league, but I seriously don't think he'll become the go to guy in the endzone with Gates on that team. Your statement of go-to WR has potential, but the "go to" is watered down considerably after Gates and LT get theirs.

That said, I like Jackson's upside a lot.. but I wasn't expecting much from him until mid-year and maybe next year. I hope you're right though.
I agree with Bob. I like VJ's long-term potential, but not for his goal line possibilities. He's not particularly quick out of his cuts, which is the single most important trait in a WR around the goal line. His strengths are his speed, size, and hands. I think he'll be a fine deep threat and a solid WR on medium routes. But he won't be a goal line specialist. Yeah, maybe he'll be able to run a fade; but a guy like Gates (who can get separation in short space with his quickness) will always be the more successful receiver around the goal line.
I disagree with this post for 3 reasons:1. VJ is quick. The guy returned kicks in college, which I would daresay you need more agility and quickness to do than to be a good target in the redzone. That's why teams throw to big WR's and TE's in the redzone but don't use them to return punts.

2. Quickness is absolutely not the most important factor in being a redzone target. Size, solid routes, the ability to improvise, leaping ability, and a knack for coming down with the ball are the key features. Mike Irvin and Chris Carter are good examples of guys who aren't the most explosive but who cleaned up in the endzone cuz of size, strength, and and pure ability to get open and come away with the rock. Whether VJ has these traits or not remains to be seen.

3. To the prior post: With a new quarterback in town, and with a changing system, there is certainly an opportunity to Jackson to get a decent share of production, especially if he can prove himself a viable option. The presence of LJ and Gates could help his development just as much as it could stifle it, so I see no reason to downgrade his upside simply because of the presence of 2 superstars.

 
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Jackson sets sights on big 2006

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

by Casey Pearce , Chargers.com

Leading up to last month’s NFL Draft, Vincent Jackson heard the noise but didn’t pay much attention to it. As many prognosticators voiced strong opinions that the Chargers would use a high pick on a wide receiver, Jackson kept working hard and smiling big.

“I have a job here to do and that’s all that I’ve been focused on throughout the offseason,” Jackson said. “I don’t take any of that talk personally. I really didn’t follow it too much. I figured whoever we brought in would make us a better football team. I just went about my business.”

The seven-round selection process came and went without the Bolts taking a wide receiver. Perhaps the draft experts forgot about the big pass catcher that the Chargers took in round two of the 2005 draft.

“I’m comfortable with the group and excited to see what the young guys like Vincent can do for us,” Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith said. “The wide receiver position wasn’t one of focus because I like what we have.”

After a rookie season full of ups and downs on both personal and team levels, Jackson looks to build on what his experiences have taught him and put together a successful sophomore campaign.

“It was a tough year on several accounts,” Jackson said. “It was a huge learning curve for me. The game started to slow down a lot towards the end of the season and I really gathered some things to build on. Throughout the year we had some tough blows. Just seeing how guys handled everything as professionals and would come back and continue to work hard through it all taught me a lot. I’m ready for round two.”

Jackson has been a regular at Chargers Park as an active participant in the team’s offseason conditioning program. He enters year two of his NFL career with a new appreciation for the game and a reenergized passion to be successful.

“I feel a lot more comfortable this year,” Jackson said. “I feel like the coaches have a lot more confidence in me. I’m excited about the offseason coaching sessions, learning more and continuing to develop my game. We’ve got a long time before we hit the field. I feel like there’s still a lot of improvement to be made as a team and individual. I don’t see a limit to what I can accomplish this year.”

Two days a week, Jackson is one of a handful of receivers that voluntarily meet up with quarterbacks Philip Rivers and A.J. Feeley to run routes, catch passes and build camaraderie with the signal callers. Jackson was on the receiving end of several Rivers passes last fall when the two worked together as members of the scout team. Jackson is hopeful that they can build on the connection they’ve established.

“We had a lot of time together last year and got a feel for each other,” Jackson said. “We had a lot of fun eating up our starting defense in practice. I hope that carries over. He’s going to do a great job. He’s a good leader and a great teammate, especially for a young guy like me. We’re getting some great work in. We’re all working hard to get on the same page and get ready for this fall. This is the time of year when good players become great. That’s what we all want to be.”

Away from the field, Jackson has spent most of his time fixing up the new San Diego home that he recently purchased. He’s also made time to squeeze in several rounds on the golf course.

“My golf game is a lot like football,” Jackson said. “The more I play … the better I feel and better I play.”

With some minor shakeup in the receiving corp, Jackson will have an opportunity to be a significant contributor this fall, which is exactly what he’s aiming for.

“It’s a new year. Everyone is coming in on the same page,” Jackson said. “We’re all competing. Whatever my role ends up being, I feel like I’m going to contribute. Right now I’m taking the steps I need to in order to be the best player that I can be. Everything else will take care of itself.”

 

Maurile Tremblay

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1.  VJ is quick.  The guy returned kicks in college, which I would daresay you need more agility and quickness to do than to be a good target in the redzone.
VJ was definitely quick compared to his college opponents.
 

Big Score

Footballguy
Is Rashaun Woods making any noise out there Maurile?

To clarify, is there any legitimate concern that Woods is a canidate to take-away / eat-into potential playing time & reception targets from Jackson this coming season?

 

Couch Potato

Footballguy
Is Rashaun Woods making any noise out there Maurile?

To clarify, is there any legitimate concern that Woods is a canidate to take-away / eat-into potential playing time & reception targets from Jackson this coming season?

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Woods is probably off :fishing: :fishy:

Sorry. :bag:

 
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Maurile Tremblay

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Is Rashaun Woods making any noise out there Maurile?

To clarify, is there any legitimate concern that Woods is a canidate to take-away / eat-into potential playing time & reception targets from Jackson this coming season?

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The first mini-camp is this coming weekend, so Woods hasn't done anything yet. I haven't heard anything about whether he's been attending the voluntary workouts.If you evaluate both guys on their college careers, Woods would appear to have a strong chance of passing Jackson on the depth chart. But if you consider that Woods couldn't work his way up the 49ers' depth chart, he seems a longshot to do it in San Diego.

WR Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers

HT: 6-6, WT: 235, Born: 1-14-1983, College: Northern Colorado, Drafted: Round 2

Positives

Jackson has a fantastic combination of size and speed. He has good overall athletic ability and body control. In very limited playing time last year, he showed the ability to make the tough catch in traffic. He is a legitimate deep threat; and his size and leaping ability make him an attractive red zone target.

Negatives

Jackson was injured during most of training camp last year, which kept him from having any chance to compete for a starting job as a rookie. He received very little playing time in 2005. He is therefore still quite raw, and must improve his footwork and technique to get out of his cuts more quickly. He lacks suddenness on underneath routes, and has to gear down before making his cuts.

Outlook

With the departure of Reche Caldwell this offseason, Vincent Jackson will enter training camp as the #3 WR on the Chargers’ depth chart. Expect him to be worked into the rotation this year, but not enough to have much fantasy value in redraft leagues. (Dynasty leagues are another story: Jackson has a legitimate shot to take over the #1 WR position from Keenan McCardell in another year or two.)
WR Rashaun Woods, San Diego Chargers 

HT: 6-2, WT: 202, Born: 10-17-1980, College: Oklahoma State, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 31

Positives

In college, he showed mature route-running skills and excellent hands and concentration. He was one of the most highly regarded WRs in the 2004 draft, having broken nearly every Big Twelve receiving record while at Oklahoma State.

Negatives

Woods was a big disappointment for the 49ers. On a team that was thin at wide receiver, he could not work his way up the depth chart into the playing rotation. He spent most of the 2005 season on Injured Reserve with a thumb injury. Woods lacks great deep speed, and may have trouble getting separation on short and intermediate routes as well.

Outlook

Woods will enter training camp as the #4 WR on the Chargers’ depth chart, but is not expected to get enough playing time to have fantasy value.
 
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Big Score

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Thanks Maurile :thumbup:

If you could periodically keep us abreast of any changes in their pecking order, that would be much appreciated.

TIA.

 

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WOW

VJax must be a hot commodity these days.

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I just drafted VJ in our dynasty league rookie/FA draft. 47th overall pick.I think there a lot of positives when you look at this situation. The one I am most intrigued about is the fact that he played scout team last year with Phillip Rivers. hopefully they are starting to build a rapport that carries over. Funnier things have happened.

 

Maurile Tremblay

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The first mini-camp is this coming weekend, so Woods hasn't done anything yet. I haven't heard anything about whether he's been attending the voluntary workouts.
The mini-camp has been rookies only so far (veterans will show up on Monday), but I did find this blurb:
There is a high level of hope on the team that a fresh start will invigorate WR Rashaun Woods. He was a first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2004 but was given up on after two unproductive years. The unknown element about Woods is enhanced by the fact he did not play last season due to a thumb injury, meaning he really had just one season to prove himself in San Francisco. Woods seems genuinely grateful to get a fresh start and has been working daily with the other Chargers receivers. If he can show improved speed and even resemble the catch-machine he was in college, he would be yet another weapon in the Chargers' loaded offense.
 

Rev

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I just drafted VJ in our dynasty league rookie/FA draft. 47th overall pick.

I think there a lot of positives when you look at this situation. The one I am most intrigued about is the fact that he played scout team last year with Phillip Rivers. hopefully they are starting to build a rapport that carries over. Funnier things have happened.
:thumbup: Well worth a late 4th in the rookie draft, I'd say. Surprised he was around after the 2nd with his measurables and situation. Let's not forget, the guy was a 2nd round NFL draft pick. He's not some dork off the street.

 

Maurile Tremblay

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Philip Rivers was interviewed on the local sports radio station here today. He mostly just said the same old stuff -- he's excited about his opportunity, yada yada.

But he did single out one guy as being ready to have a breakout year: "Vincent Jackson is working hard to be great, and he is going to be great."

 
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Rev

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Philip Rivers was interviewed on the local sports radio station here today. He mostly just said the same old stuff -- he's excited about his opportunity, yada yada.

But he did single one guy out as being ready to have a breakout year: "Vincent Jackson is working hard to be great, and he is going to be great."
Doesn't surprise me... VJ sounds like the real deal. Any links or was this something you heard on the air and no where else? :wub: Rivers + VJ = Manlove = happy VJ owners in 2006 and beyond :wub:

 
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