Written by Bryan Perez on February 28, 2015
On NFL Network’s “Path to the Draft,” Daniel Jeremiah stated that the 2015 NFL Draft class of wide receivers is one of the safest prospect groups of the year, a break from the traditional opinion that tends to apply to the pass catchers.
DB’s Take: The evolution of the NFL passing game is making it a little easier for receiver prospects to come into the League and contribute right away. While you’re likely to see the position group make a quicker impact than most, the true measure of their success will be how long they can sustain a high level of production. We’re not used to seeing so many rookie receivers top 1,000 yards and emerge as their team’s go-to-guy. As that becomes the norm, the “shock” value of the productive rookie pass catcher will wear off, and as such, the definition of a “safe” receiver will evolve and become tougher (read more…)