5 Rookie Wide Receivers Who Will Outperform Justin Blackmon

J.P. ScottSenior Analyst IJune 26, 2012

5 Rookie Wide Receivers Who Will Outperform Justin Blackmon

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    Chances are, if you are in a keeper league with a rookie draft, whoever has the No. 1 pick is debating between Justin Blackmon and Trent Richardson.  

    Blackmon may have been the most talented receiver in the draft; however, his situation on a downtrodden Jaguars roster will more than likely limit his impact, perhaps for the foreseeable future.   

    Given that, if you are in the market for a young wide receiver who could be the linchpin of your team going forward, you might want to look at some other options.

    Here are five rookie receivers who are most likely to outperform Justin Blackmon in 2012 and beyond.

5. Mohamed Sanu

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    Sanu is currently locked in a battle with two other receivers for the No. 2 spot in Cincinnati; however, I fully expect him to come out on top and secure a starting role.  

    He is a big bodied receiver who can score in a variety of ways. 

    He should benefit greatly from the attention paid to A.J. Green on the other side of the field.

4. Devon Wylie

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    He's probably tired of hearing it, but the comparisons to Wes Welker are going to continue throughout his rookie season.  

    Wylie will be playing the same role in Kansas City's offense that Welker has played in New England.

    Wylie could yield huge dividends for fantasy owners, especially in a PPR format.

3. Kendall Wright

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    Wright was RG3's top weapon at Baylor and looks to continue his success in a Titans uniform.

    Like Steve Smith of the Panthers, Wright is a small receiver who can burn you deep or turn a quick out into a long score.

    He'll get plenty of looks in Tennessee's offense with all the bigger, possession type receivers on the depth chart.

2. Brian Quick

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    I fully expect Quick to assume the No.1 job this season for the Rams, becoming Sam Bradford's top target.

    In an offense on the cusp of great things, Quick has a chance to achieve elite status in the league with a monster rookie campaign.  

    His combination of speed and size will make him a difficult cover.

1. Michael Floyd

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    Floyd has been expected to do big things since his high school days in Minnesota.

    After a solid, yet somehow still disappointing career at Notre Dame, Floyd now enters a situation where his incredible athleticism could flourish.

    Lining up opposite Larry Fitzgerald on every play, Floyd will be bigger, stronger and at least as fast as most of the corners covering him.

    That bodes well for Floyd and his owners.