The NEXT Guys
I think these guys will probably get close to Calvin status this season. Again, there’s only one Calvin, but I think these guys could become the next surefire stud picks.
Julio Jones – Everyone seems to agree, if JJ stays healthy, he’s going to be a monster of his own.
AJ Green – I don’t know if Green’s a certainty to jump to that elite level, seeing as he’s still growing with his young QB, but he was fantastic last season, so why the hell not?
The Gold Standard
These are the guys who anyone should be content to have as a No. 1 WR as the end of the second round and the beginning of the third approaches.
Roddy White – Mr. Dependable even with Julio Jones, will always be good for 90+ receptions.
Wes Welker – He’s still being drafted like an elite WR, so we should expect that he’ll still perform like one, but he’s not at the top of my list this year.
Greg Jennings – I don’t know what last season’s emergence of Jordy Nelson means for Jennings, but the fact that he always seems hurt has made me ignore him in drafts so far.
Brandon Marshall – It’s not the boldest prediction to say that Marshall is going to have a huge season reuniting with Jay Cutler and actually being happy where he is, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone when he does put up monster numbers.
Hakeem Nicks – I don’t even know if I agree with myself for putting him here, but I just don’t think you can go wrong with him.