10. Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints)
Thomas may be the second best pass catcher Drew Brees has had in New Orleans (huge credit to Jimmy Graham). Thomas isn’t a huge name, but he has a lot of potential and a very high floor as a player for the rest of his career.
It’ll be interesting how he does without Brees one day, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Thomas continues to be a great receiver without him.
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9. Allen Robinson (Chicago Bears)
Robinson, when healthy, has been one of the best receivers in football, which is impressive considering Blake Bortles was his quarterback in Jacksonville. Robinson is upgrading at the quarterback position with Mitchell Trubisky, and he will be an impact player from the get go in Chicago. Let’s hope he can make a full recovery from his ACL injury. If he can, he’ll be a monster.
8. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers)
If Adams had Aaron Rodgers for all of last year, he would have gotten over 1,000 yards and probably would have had more touchdowns than the 10 he posted, which is pretty scary.
Adams was very inconsistent for the first two years of his career, but those inconsistencies are long gone.
7. Adam Thielen (Minnesota Vikings)
Thielen is a bit of a late-bloomer as a player, and he still has room to grow considering he is only 27.
The combination of Thielen, Diggs, and Kyle Rudolph will be deadly in 2018, and it’ll be fascinating to see who gets the attention of shutdown corners between Diggs and Thielen. I prefer Thielen as a player right now, but I think Diggs has more upside a few years down the line.
6. Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers)
Allen was a force to be reckoned with last year, and I would be surprised if he didn’t put up a similar performance in 2018.
Hunter Henry’s season-ending injury may hurt Allen a little bit, as defenses won’t have to worry about a good tight end threat. That said, Allen should still sit inside the top 10 of this list next year.