Dede Westbrook
Dede Westbrook
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Knee - ACL
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a four-year, $3.08 million contract with the Jaguars in April of 2017.
Improving after ACL tear
WRFree Agent
Knee - ACL
May 25, 2021
Westbrook (knee) expects to be cleared for football activities soon, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports.
ANALYSIS
The 2017 fourth-round pick suffered an ACL tear in October, wrapping up his fourth pro season with only one reception in two games for Jacksonville. He slid down the depth chart even before he was injured, and Westbrook now finds himself a free agent while rehabbing from major surgery. He's reportedly been in contact with the 49ers, but he'll likely need to compete for a roster spot regardless of where he ends up signing.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dede Westbrook's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.25
 
% Team Air Yards
0.1%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dede Westbrook's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, Vertical Jump, and Broad Jump metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
178 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.37 sec
 
Vertical Jump*
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump*
120 in
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Westbrook entered 2019 as the Jaguars' No. 1 wideout, and he got his share of targets. But his meager 10.0 YPC and 6.5 YPT (29th among the league's 30 100-target receivers), lack of big plays and touchdowns put him behind rising star DJ Chark on the team's depth chart. At 6-0, 178, Westbrook is slight but fast - his 4.37 40 is unusually fast for a slot receiver. And he has enough vision in the open field to return punts, one of which he took to the house in 2018. But without red-zone volume or targets down the field, it's hard to see Westbrook doing more than catching short passes and hoping to make someone miss, as he's not much of a tackle breaker. Chark returns as the clear No. 1, while second-round pick Laviska Shenault could challenge Westbrook for slot work.
Considering the circumstances, Westbrook had a decent year. Playing in a dysfunctional offense with Blake Bortles at quarterback, Westbrook led the team in targets (101), catches (66), receiving yards (717) and receiving TDs (5) on a modest per-target output - 7.1 YPT, 10.9 YPC. He also dropped eight passes, but he emerged as the No. 1 receiver, and last year's No. 2, Donte Moncrief, is now in Pittsburgh. At 6-0, 178, Westbrook has average height but he's slight and not especially well-suited for red-zone work (seven targets inside the 10, only one score). But Westbrook, who ran a 4.37 40 at the 2017 combine, is unusually fast for a slot receiver and has good quickness and vision - he also ran for 98 yards on nine carries and took a punt to the house. The Jaguars offense should be better in 2019 with Nick Foles replacing Bortles and John DeFilippo taking over for Nathaniel Hackett at offensive coordinator. Westbrook doesn't have much competition for top-target status with Marqise Lee still rehabbing from a sever knee injury. Last year's second rounder D.J. Chark is also in the mix, as are Keelan Cole and free-agent signee Chris Conley, but none of the three poses a huge threat to Westbrook.
A fourth-round pick in 2017, Westbrook was a preseason darling last August before a core muscle injury required surgery, ultimately costing him the first 10 weeks of the regular season. The 24-year-old ended up catching 27 of 51 targets for 339 yards and one touchdown across seven games, and appeared poised for a larger role in 2018 after the departures of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns this offseason. Instead, Westbrook found himself in a similar position following the additions of Donte Moncrief (free agency) and D.J. Chark (second-round pick). Marqise Lee and Keelan Cole led the Jaguars in catches and receiving yards last season, respectively, rounding out a talented group of receivers. Westbrook did see his prospects for 2018 improve considerably when Lee suffered a season-ending knee injury in August.
The rookie out of Oklahoma fell to the fourth round due to character concerns, and the Jaguars have made it clear that Westbrook will be on a short leash. If everything breaks right, Westbrook, a Heisman Trophy finalist, will have an opportunity to work out of the slot behind Marqise Lee, and it's easy to imagine his speed and shiftiness being utilized in the return game. Assuming he stays on the straight and narrow, Westbrook will compete with Rashad Greene for snaps leading up to Week 1.
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Torn ACL confirmed
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - ACL
October 27, 2020
Follow-up tests conducted on Westbrook's knee confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's 39-29 loss to the Chargers, ending his season, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Hits injured reserve
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee
October 26, 2020
The Jaguars placed Westbrook (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Torn ACL feared
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee
October 26, 2020
Westbrook will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity of his knee injury, which the Jaguars fear to be a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Leaves game with knee injury
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee
October 25, 2020
Westbrook (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chargers, Jaguars PR Director Tad DIckman reports.
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Remains inactive Week 2
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Coach's Decision
September 20, 2020
Westbrook is listed as inactive Sunday against Tennessee.
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