Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts had two hamstring injuries as a rookie that cost him six total games. In 2012, Shorts missed the final two games with a concussion. Shorts was unavailable for the final three games last season with a groin injury that required surgery.
“The biggest thing for me when it comes to [a new deal] is remaining healthy and being durable for a season,” Shorts said. “Being able to show my talents consistently throughout the year.”
Shorts still isn’t at full strength from the surgery, but expects to be soon.
“I’m on the right path where I’m able to run without any pain,” Shorts said. “I still have some work to do and I’m not 100 percent yet, but I’m looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back.”
Shorts was the #22 WR in 2012 before slipping to #46 last season. His draft day value will depend on the status of Justin Blackmon and whether the Jaguars draft a QB early next month. He is currently the #40 receiver off the board in the 9th round and may be a good value there if the situation variables break his way.