Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams gets a top five spot in the 2019 NFL WR rankings.
The wide receiver position could be poised for a reshuffling over the next few seasons. Star receivers such as Antonio Brown and Julio Jones are on the wrong side of 30, not to mention the other receivers that are nearing that point.
Luckily, there has been an emergence of bright young receivers at the league’s flashiest position, with names such as Michael Thomas and JuJu Smith-Schuster coming into their own with other established receivers entering their primes.
While this potential shuffling of the position won’t likely result in a downgrade of talent, it could in fact result in a further emergence of new stars at a position that is vital to the success of any offense.
Still, while this “shuffling” may occur within the next few seasons, stars that football fans across America have come to know still have enough gas left in the tank to be defensive disruptors over the course of this upcoming season.
Anyways, it’s time to shuffle through these rankings.
Calvin Ridley (Atlanta Falcons): Ridley was in consideration for offensive rookie of the year last season and could be poised for another great year on a revitalized Atlanta team. Don’t be surprised if he cracks the main part of this list next year.
Marquise Brown (Baltimore Ravens): “Hollywood” Brown was my favorite receiver in the 2019 class and he landed in a great spot with Baltimore.
His best asset (downfield speed) may be limited as I don’t see the Ravens as a team that would best utilize that ability, but he should still be a premier young talent on a new-look offense.
James Washington (Pittsburgh Steelers): Washington is a physically dominating receiver who flashed at times during his rookie campaign. It’ll be interesting to see if he can capitalize on his new role with Antonio Brown out of the picture.
If Washington does, he could be this season’s breakout star at the receiver position.
Jerry Jeudy (Alabama Crimson Tide): Jeudy appears to be the presumptive top receiver in the 2020 class at this point with good reason. The “Crimson Tide” have served as a receiver factory for the NFL over Nick Saban’s tenure and Jeudy has a chance to be the latest example of this.
Tee Higgins (Clemson Tigers): Tee Higgins is the type of receiver that teams will line up to draft for as his height combined with downfield athletic ability could pose problems for any defense.