The transition from college to the NFL is rough for any first-year player. It’s especially difficult for wide receivers, a position of constant turnover in the big leagues.
Wideouts from all different backgrounds and college systems enter the NFL. Some, if they’re lucky, make the the final roster. Others cling on to the practice squad as a means of sustaining longevity.
Then there are the very select few who are fortunate enough to wind up with the trifecta — a compatible offensive scheme, immediate opportunity, and a top-tier quarterback throwing them the ball.
You could call it luck. You may say it’s smart drafting on the team’s part. Whatever the case, there are five rookie receivers who have been put in an excellent position to succeed — both in the short and long-term.
Read on to find out who those fantastic five are.