Top 5 NFC South wide receivers in 2023 ranked

How many Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers make the top five?

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4. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

At his best, Michael Thomas would rank much higher. He set an NFL record for receptions in a single season in 2019, catching an incredible 149 passes for 1,725 yards and nine touchdowns.

However, Thomas has only played in 10 games in the three years since then due to injury. Entering his age-30 season, it's difficult to know whether Thomas can get back to that level or even how many games he will play.

But Thomas is clearly still a good player. He put up 171 yards and three touchdowns in only three games last season.

3. Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints

Chris Olave dominated in his rookie season, catching 72 passes for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns. It didn't take long for Olave to show why the Saints drafted him in the first round.

"He gained 2.42 yards per route run, which led all rookie receivers and ranked seventh overall, one spot behind Davante Adams," writes Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus.

Olave is a phenomenal route-runner, and it's scary to think how good he can become in the next few seasons. He deservedly made the PFWA All-Rookie Team last year, and the best is yet to come from the former Ohio State wide receiver.