Larry French/Getty Images
Colston plays on a pass-heavy offense, which is a good thing, but he's also surrounded by other good options at receiver and tight end, which isn't a good thing. Last season, Colston had 10 games in which he scored in the single digits and eight games in which he caught fewer than five passes.
You can find better production for a wide receiver who's projected to be drafted in the fifth round.
See: Brandon Lloyd and Santonio Holmes
Johnson came out of nowhere last season and had 10 touchdowns. He's the Bills best receiving option, but that's really not saying much, especially now that defenses are aware of his ability. Ryan Fitzpatrick is still the QB, and even though he may eventually be a decent QB, Johnson needs a good one now.
Look for defenses to blanket Johnson this season. If that happens, Johnson is going to get upset and start blaming people not named Steve Johnson.
Rice is a really good receiver, there's no doubt about that, but he's in a pretty terrible position in Seattle. Had Matt Hasselbeck stuck around, Rice may have had some value, but with Tervaris Jackson looming in the shadows as Seattle's potential starter, Rice can only wonder why he left Minnesota only to play with his former back-up QB teammate.
Oh yeah, he's making $18 million.
Edwards has all the talent in the world, but it seems like he rarely shows it. He's the NFL's Lamar Odom. His inconsistency is a constant nag, but he at least did show signs of bettering himself last season with the Jets. Unfortunately, he is now playing in San Francisco where Alex Smith has even less of an arm than Mark Sanchez.
The bright side is that Michael Crabtree is constantly injured, so Edwards should see the bulk of the targets.
Yes, Michael Vick took some time off to go to prison and returned valiantly, but who's to say that Plaxico is going to do the same thing?
Plaxico was certainly a great receiver with both the Steelers and the Giants while he was in the league, but now that he's 33 and he's taken two seasons off there is a high chance that injuries could occur. There's also the fatigue thing.
Here's a good sign: Plaxico won't play in the Jets preseason opener due to spraining his ankle while route-running.
Yeah, I'm staying away from Plaxico this season.