With plenty of receiver movement in the NFL off-season lets take a look at which units look best. This is list included wide receivers and tight ends only, and ranks trios as a whole, not just star players.
Diggs and Theielen teamed up last season to form the deadliest wr duo in the NFL. Unfortunately, Diggs dealt with injuries throughout the season, but Thielen more then made up for his production when he went down. Rudolph is one of the steadiest tight ends in the league, and provides the Vikings with sure hands and a great redzone presence. Newly acquired QB Kirk Cousins should be thrilled that he gets to throw to this trio next season.
Some might take issue with this group considering none of them broke the 1,000 yard mark in receiving mark last year. I credit that to QB Carson Wentz’s ability to distribute the ball, but the trio to combine for 25 touchdowns. Jeffrey reestablished himself as a premier jump ball receiver, while Agholor finally lived up to his potential. Ertz has long been a respected tight end in the NFL but last season he took the next step, establishing himself as Wentz’s favorite target.
This trio has the potential to the best in the NFL, and it largely depends on Beckham and Shepard’s ability to stay healthy. Beckham is one of the most talent players in the NFL, and Shepard played brilliantly when he was able to last year. Engram made some great plays and had some bad drops, but the potential in him is huge. If QB Eli Manning can find a way to get his playmakers the ball good things should happen.
We finally got to see Allen for a full season last year and it wasn’t disappointing. He caught 102 balls for 1393 yards, and six touchdowns, reestablishing himself as a top receiver. Williams had a 1000 yard year in 2016 serving as the Chargers number one receiver and is a great option as a down field threat. Tight end Antonio Gates is an ageless wonder, but Hunter Harvey is an excellent replacement option who has already established himself as a redzone threat.
If this list included running backs you could easily put Todd Gurley up here as well, but these three wide receivers form a great trio. Woods and Kupp proved themselves to be excellent possession receivers and great route runners, making it easy for QB Jarred Goff to find them. The Rams lost wide receiver Sammy Watkins in the offseason and added Cooks which is an upgrade. Cooks has established himself as a premier deep threat, and is coming off another 1000 receiving yard year with the Patriots.