The NFL has embraced its transition to a more pass-happy attack. The league’s receiving leaders are littered with first- and second-year players like Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle, Amon-Ra St. Brown and others. A year ago, Chase became the first wide receiver to win Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year since Odell Beckham Jr. in 2014.
Through two games of the 2022 regular season, it appears the youth movement is continuing with some very talented pass catchers — even as the Lions’ Jameson Williams remains sidelined with an injury sustained during the College Football Playoff.
CBSSports.com looks at the early-season production of rookie wide receivers and their places on their respective rosters:
Atlanta’s pass game boils down to two players: tight end Kyle Pitts and London. Each has tremendous size, exposure to playing the boundary and production. A year ago, Pitts became the second tight end in NFL history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie, in addition to breaking Julio Jones’ franchise rookie receiving record. Through two games, he has just four receptions for 38 yards. Meanwhile, London has…
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Author : Josh Edwards
Publish date : 2022-09-23 12:33:30
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