In today’s NFL, you practically have to have five good wideouts to be successful, which is why teams that have premium wide receivers end up doing so well. Today, we are going to take a look at the five best pairings in the NFL, and I think some of these will be undisputed amongst people watching the games.
- DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett
Metcalf is quickly becoming a top 5 receiver, and is certainly deserving of the WR1 role in Seattle, especially given that he is “letting Russ cook”. On the other side, Lockett has been a red zone machine, getting 8 touchdowns while only having 771 yards. Metcalf is also great after the catch, creating an average of 3.1 yards off of each reception after the catch, which is not easy in a league where defensive backs are all over receivers. Between these two, they have combined for 17 touchdowns and over 1800 yards, that is borderline INSANE!
- Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley
Julio and Calvin are quickly making their mark as a top 5 wide receiver duo in the league. They have over 1400 yards between the two of them, and both have had huge games. From right out of the gate Ridley made his impact with two consecutive games with two touchdowns, and continued to have dominant performances in the absence of Julio. As far as Julio himself, even in the midst of missing 3 games he is 20th in receiving yards. The Falcons have a very strong pairing here, and fans need to hope it lasts a long time.
- Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods
Kupps and Woods numbers do not jump off the page as much as the first two pairings, but Cooper Kupp is the best after the catch receiver in the NFL, and Robert Woods is not too far behind him. Kupp and Woods have huge big play ability and should be considered one of the most dangerous dual threats in the NFL.
- Stefon Diggs and John Brown
NFL fans as a whole basically refuse to acknowledge that John Brown is a premier wide receiver, and it really is a shame because this speedster can play. Aside from Brown, other than a game with four or five drops, Stefon Diggs has looked like a top 5 WR and is making the trade in the offseason look really good for the Bills.
- Mike Evans and Chris Godwin
This is really a testament to last year when the pair combined for over 2000 yards, but Evans and Godwin make a dominant tandem that can rack up yards and make big plays. I think once they get a quarterback not names Jameis Winston under 35 years old, they will be ready to start doing some damage, and maybe even move up a couple spots on this list.