Jacksonville Jaguars 1st-round pick Justin Blackmon had an inauspicious debut against the Vikings on Sunday.
Blackmon was supposed to give the Jaguars a serious downfield threat, but just one of the five balls thrown his direction was more than 10 yards down the field. Blaine Gabbert may be partly to blame for the lack of success, but it was also clear that Blackmon was struggling to get open.
Blackmon was primarily matched up with Vikings rookie Josh Robinson, a matchup which should have worked in Blackmon’s favor.
It won’t get any easier for Blackmon next week, as the Jaguars host the Texans.