Allen Hurns moves up lists, on record pace
Nov/07/14 08:11 AM Filed in: Allen Hurns
Receiver Allen Hurns is turning out to be one of the better bargain finds in the NFL. He's certainly already established himself as one of the best undrafted players in Jaguars history.
Hurns' five touchdowns are tied with Matt Jones and Justin Blackmon for most by a rookie receiver in team history and he has seven games remaining to break the record. He also sits atop the team charts for most receiving yards in a single season by an undrafted player (466) and most touchdowns in a single season by an undrafted player.
Hurns has 29 catches for 466 yards and five touchdowns. Within the next several weeks he can take over top spots on several charts. He needs:
- Four receptions to move into first place on the list of most receptions by an undrafted player in a single season in team history
- Eleven receptions to move into first place on the list of most career receptions by an undrafted player in team history.
- Sixty-nine receiving yards to move into first place on the list of most receiving yards by an undrafted player in team history.
Hurns is second among all rookie receivers in the NFL in average per catch (16.1) and receptions of 20 or more yards (nine, tied with Carolina's Kelvin Benjamin and Buffalo's Sammy Watkins). Cleveland's Taylor Gabriel has the best per-catch average among rookies (19.2) and Tampa Bay's Mike Evans has the most catches of at least 20 yards (10).