Doug Baldwin (Seattle Seahawks): Baldwin is a fairly underrated receiver who has been overshadowed a lot in recent years. He was a key component to the Seahawks’ dominant run in the early 2010s, and I expect him to continue to be an important player in Seattle. His role could expand this year following Jimmy Graham’s departure.
Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos): It’s a shame that the prime of Thomas’ career has been spent with mediocre quarterback play, as he hasn’t had a good quarterback since 2014 Peyton Manning. That could change this year with Case Keenum, and I would be surprised if Thomas didn’t improve from his 2017 season.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers): Smith-Schuster had a great rookie season, and he made history as he was the youngest player to ever post 1,000 all-purpose yards.
JuJu will only improve, and he won’t have a ton of pressure early in his career as defenses will be focused primarily on Antonio Brown. Smith-Schuster has the making of a future star. His ascent to stardom could happen sooner than you think.
Jarvis Landry (Cleveland Browns): Landry is a great slot receiver, but I am hesitant to put him in the top 15. I still see him playing a more important role in the Browns offense than he had in Miami, but he doesn’t have much upside beyond being a great slot receiver.
Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals): Fitzgerald has only had two good quarterbacks in his career: Kurt Warner and Carson Palmer. He may finally have another with Josh Rosen. Fitzgerald showed last year he can still be productive at an older age, but Father Time could get to him sooner rather than later. Fitzgerald will and deserves to be a first ballot Hall-of-Famer.