This week’s edition of NFC South rankings will cover one of the premier positions in football: the wide receivers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an exciting group, but they face stiff competition from all three of their rivals.
Wide receiver has always been my favorite position in football. Aside from quarterback it’s the flashiest position with the coolest highlights and seems to produce game changing plays more often than everyone else. Naturally then I was beyond excited when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made fixing their wide receivers a priority last off-season.
When the 2016 season ended, Jameis Winston’s second career season, the Buccaneers receiver group was in shambles. Mike Evans was the only established playmaker with Adam Humphries providing a spark every once in a while. That following off-season general manager Jason Licht acted quickly to resolve the issue by signing DeSean Jackson and drafting Chris Godwin.
Combined with Evans and Humphries this group of receivers would lead most divisions. The rest of the NFC South however is also rich at receiver, making this the most competitive set of rankings so far. Let’s break it down in the usual order of how the teams finished in 2017, then we’ll determine a final verdict.