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Ace Sanders: Jaguars WRs 'wa-a-a-a-y better' in 2014

Ace Sanders believes the Jacksonville Jaguars finally have themselves a legitimate cast of wide receivers.

The second-year pass-catcher was thrilled to see the team use a pair of draft picks on Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee in an effort to offset the absence of Justin Blackmon.

"Oh, yeah -- this is wa-a-a-a-y better," Sanders told the team's official website this week. "It's a great situation we have going on, because we have so many weapons now. We can rotate in. We can go all out. If someone's coming in -- me, Mike (Brown) or any of the young guys, the rookies coming in -- they can all fill the void."

Jacksonville hasn't finished higher than 15th in passing over the past decade, but Sanders hinted that this year's attack will be a more versatile beast with Robinson, Lee and the productive Cecil Shorts being used all over the field.

"Everyone's doing everything. Z, X ... that's not how our offense is," Sanders said. "We don't want to be stuck being a one-dimensional team. Maybe one play we might like this matchup better, so we need you to read this route. We need you to know what's going on. The way we set it up is perfect."

With rookie passer Blake Bortles waiting in the wings, we're still expecting a run-heavy attack led by bell-cow-in-waiting Toby Gerhart. Jacksonville's front office, though, deserves credit for using the past two drafts to aggressively remake a wideout lineup left in tatters by former general manager Gene Smith.

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