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WR Blackmon gets NFL career started with Jaguars

Associated Press Modified: May 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm •  Published: May 4, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Justin Blackmon's first day with the Jacksonville Jaguars was uneventful.

No circus catches. No touchdown receptions. Not even a noteworthy play.

He finished Friday's practice drenched in sweat and saturated in information stemming from new coaches, new teammates, a new system and lots of catching up to do.

He says: "Right now, I'm just a sponge trying to take it all in."

The Jaguars are counting on the former Oklahoma State star catching on quickly. They traded up two spots to take Blackmon with the fifth overall pick in last week's NFL draft, hoping to add a franchise receiver to an offense that ranked last in the league in 2011.