Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Nov 2005

Wilford Receives Praise from Jags

It may still be too early to call 2004 first round pick Reggie Williams a bust, but while we wait around to find out, Ernest Wilford, taken in the fourth round of last year's draft, is quickly becoming Byron Leftwich's favorite target. Interestingly, Jacksonville traded Kevin Johnson to the Ravens for the pick they would use to take Wilford. Johnson is now with the Detroit Lions.

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 08 Nov 2005

6 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 6:34pm by dryheat

Comments

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by Mike M (class of 99) (not verified) :: Tue, 11/08/2005 - 10:22am

Wilford receives praise from my fantasy team too. VT alumni, unite!

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by Bassett (not verified) :: Tue, 11/08/2005 - 11:46am

I had noticed that his numbers have been creeping up over the past few weeks... I nabbed him last week and hopefully he can contribute to my squad in the second half...

Here are the number of passes thrown his way as the season has progressed:

2,1,3,4,1,2,BYE,7,7

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by djcolts (not verified) :: Tue, 11/08/2005 - 12:39pm

From what I've seen from Reggie Williams - he needs mature a little more. He gets too excited from every single catch he gets - and he didn't make enough of them.

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by Marcus (not verified) :: Wed, 11/09/2005 - 3:53am

Which is precisely why he gets so excited.

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by Ryan (not verified) :: Wed, 11/09/2005 - 12:57pm

Wilford reminds me of two Steelers. Yancey Thigpen and even Hines Ward. Their first couple years in the league the both spent a couple seasons under the radar but showed a knack for making the big catch for a touchdown or to convert a third down when given the opportunity.

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by dryheat (not verified) :: Wed, 11/09/2005 - 6:34pm

And two straight weeks without hearing how TMQ and official son Grant chanted his name.