5. Alshon Jeffery
Number five spent some time on injured reserve in 2015, but had been making quite the name for himself in his three prior seasons.
Jeffery was a second round choice of the Bears in 2012, and after a modest rookie campaign, saw his career take off. Teamed up with Brandon Marshall over the next two seasons, Alshon caught 89 and 85 passes, respectively. His 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013 earned him his first Pro Bowl selection of his career. The next year, his touchdown total rose to 10, proving Jeffery’s value as an elite receiver.
There was question as to how Jeffrey might perform as the number one receiver, with Marshall moved on to New York. He answered those questions quickly, posting 100 yards or more in three out of his first four starts. Injury eventually brought him to the injured reserve list, but that didn’t diminish his value to his team, as he earned the franchise tag.
The one time Jeffrey has faced the Bucs in the past, they held him to three receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown. That doesn’t diminish the need to stop him in 2016. The Bucs will be put to the test.
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