4. Larry Fitzgerald
Our number four selection has seen a rebirth in the high-powered Bruce Arians’ offense.
Fitzgerald has been doing this a long time as we all know, and like wine, has gotten better with age. He has posted 1,018 receptions, 13,366 yards and 98 touchdowns over his storied twelve-year career. Besides production, Fitzgerald has been well-known for his durability as well, starting an incredible 184 games and being active for 186. Death, taxes, and Fitzgerald putting up receptions have been the three constants over the last 12 years.
As mentioned, he has aged like a fine wine. With Carson Palmer at the helm, Fitzgerald posted a career-high 109 receptions in 2015 and added nine touchdowns. Keep in mind his age. He is 32 years old and not showing any signs of slowing down. Granted, the likes of Michael Floyd and John Brown on the outside helps, but the fact of the matter is that Fitzgerald remains a top receiver.
Fitzgerald has averaged 67.8 receiving yards in four previous games against the Bucs. Putting him on the field as part of a three-headed monster makes him all the more dangerous, and makes for a real litmus test for the revamped Bucs’ secondary.
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