Ace Sanders Emerging As a Solid Offensive Weapon for Jacksonville Jaguars

By Juan Pablo Aravena
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have plenty to cheer about after Sunday’s win against the Cleveland Browns.

The team has been constantly improving, and after being 0-8 something definitely clicked after the bye week. The Jaguars have won three of their last four thanks to some good defense and timely offense where Chad Henne finally ended the streak of games without multiple scores.

The biggest news for the team, however, is the continuous emergence of rookie Ace Sanders on the offensive side of the ball. The South Carolina product has been one of the reasons why the Jags have been improving in recent weeks, and his ability to produce has proved to be key for the team so far.

Sanders led the team with eight receptions and 67 yards in Week 13, and he has now averaged seven catches in his last three contests. With Justin Blackmon out for the rest of the season and Mike Brown still out due to injury, Sanders has become the best option to play opposite Cecil Shorts III.

While Sanders hasn’t been able to find the end zone this season, he is a more than solid option to move the chains for the Jags’ offense as Chad Henne has been targeting him early and often. Ace has recorded 60-plus yards in his last three games, and he’s expected to play a bigger role with the team as they’re out of contention.

The Jaguars were expected to play poorly this year, but one of the objectives of the season was to see if any of the players on the current roster could be a pivotal piece in the rebuilding process. It’s still early and it has been a small sample size, but Sanders has flown flashes of being a very good wide receiver for the future of the organization.

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