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July 23, 2006

Florida flop or phenom? Pats rookie receiver Jackson immediately under spotlight

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2000%1%10%Travis Taylor%Baltimore%Has started 74 games in six seasons; averages 42 catches for 560 yards; 19 career TD catches; topped out in 2002 with 61-869 with 6 TDs; now a Viking.

2000%3%80%Darrell Jackson%Seattle%The only Pro-Bowler of the 10; five-year starter for Seahawks; career-best 87 catches for 1,199 yards in 2004, his second 1,000-yard season; a proven professional; best of the 10; West Coast version of Deion Branch.

2002%2%33%Jabar Gaffney%Houston%Now in Philly after four quiet seasons with Texans, averaging 43 catches for 502 yards; has seven total TD catches

2002%2%48%Reche Caldwell%San Diego%Top veteran to replace David Givens in Pats' starting lineup; a career No. 3 receiver; too slow and too inconsistent for Chargers; has 14 starts on his pro resume.

2003%2%44%Taylor Jacobs%Washington%Can't crack Redskins' rotation; averaging 10 catches and 103 yards a season; one pro TD catch; journeyman at best.

2006%2%36%Chad Jackson%New England%Bigger than most at 6-foot-1, 202 pounds; more seasoned than most Gator products; versatility might set him apart.

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