Packers: NFC North wide receiver power rankings for 2020

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Who is the best wide receiver in the NFC North?

You will always find great wide receivers in the NFC North.

Just a few years ago it was Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson, and Brandon Marshall. Entering 2020, all four teams have a star receiver leading the way.

But which pass catcher is the best?

5. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson hasn’t played a game in the NFL yet but he has the potential to be a special talent. Many Packers fans, myself included, would’ve loved to see him wearing green and gold this season. Instead, the Packers will play against him twice a year.

Replacing Stefon Diggs won’t be an easy task but Jefferson should make a fast start to his NFL career. Jefferson had 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns last season at LSU.

4. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

Allen Robinson has been held back by some poor quarterback play in his career but that takes nothing away from his talent. On another team, his numbers would be much better. But they are still very good.

Robinson finished 2019 with 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. He’s a number one wide receiver and if Nick Foles fills the void at QB, Robinson could be set for a huge year.

3. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Adam Thielen was hit with injuries last season, but prior to that, he was up there with the best receivers in the game. Between 2017 and 2018, Thielen had a combined 2,649 yards and 13 touchdowns, including eight consecutive 100-yard games in 2018.

Diggs is gone, but the Vikings did add Jefferson in the first round. They should form a strong receiving duo in Minnesota. Thielen is one of the best in the NFL. If he’s healthy, he should hit 1,000 yards again in 2020.

2. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions

Kenny Golladay is a rising star. Despite all of the quarterback problems the Lions had without Matthew Stafford for much of last season, Golladay still finished first in the NFL for touchdown receptions, finishing the year with a career-best 1,190 yards and 11 TDs.

The 6-foot-4 wide receiver is going to be a great target for Stafford for years to come.

1. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Davante Adams is one of the best receivers in football.

A month-long injury meant Adams fell three yards short of the 1,000-yard milestone in 2019, but when healthy he’s almost impossible to defend. His release off the line can cause even the best cornerbacks to lose their balance, his catch radius is incredible, and he’s an excellent route-runner.

Over the past four seasons, Adams has 40 touchdown catches and three Pro Bowl selections.