Best 2020 NFL Wide Receiver Trio Preseason Tournament: NFC South Finals (Round 2): Panthers v. Bucs
You know what I hate? When I see stupid offseason content like ‘Best NFL Players Who Wore #10’ or ‘The Ten Best WR groups in the NFL’. Who cares what person I don’t even know thinks/writes about such things? It’s just clickbait.
I saw one of these ‘Best WR Group’ articles in my news feed the other day, and I rolled my eyes per usual. I caught the headline while I was strolling through my phone for a final check before bed. I put aside the phone. Pulled the covers over. Settled in. Started thinking about… Who would be the best WR group in the NFL in preseason 2020, according to me? You know…there is so much WR talent flooding the NFL, every NFL team has a great duo…some trio…some go four-deep. How would I judge ‘The Best WR Group in the NFL’?
As I entertained myself with the notion, I thought – well, hell…I’ll take the (click)bait. I’ll do a report out on the best WR groups because now I’m wondering who it might be, for no particular reason.
But, how would I do it?
Here are my criteria…
-- Looking at/judging the three most talented WRs the team has/likely starters. Ranking those three guys #1-2-3 for their team according to most talented, in my scouting eye/analytics for talent (not production numbers…because how can you account for rookies or their QB helping/hurting).
-- Pitting one team against another, the three WRs head-to-head against each other tournament style. When a team/trio wins their matchup and moves on to the next round to face another winner until we get down to the Super Bowl finals – best of the NFC v. best of the AFC.
-- It will be like a Royal Rumble, of sorts. Each team’s #1 ranked WR (according to be) will battle the other team’s #1 WR, and I will pick who I think is better. Then we do #2 v. #2 and #3 v. #3. Essentially a best of three, depth can overcome one great WR, winning team advances. Could a team get upset early rounds? Sure. But eventually, the strongest trios are going to survive and wind up in the end…you’d think.
Here’s how we’ll do it…
-- One matchup per day…so I can stretch the content out for the month of June. A little cheap snack of reading each day for June.
-- We’ll start within the divisions, seeding based on standings from last season. So, for example, in the AFC West, Kansas City will face the Chargers and Denver v. Las Vegas in the 1st-round.
2nd-round will be all the winners within a division facing off for best in their division.
-- We’ll get the eight divisional winners and seed them by AFC/NFC records from last season. And eventually go from this final eight, to final four, to the best AFC and NFC teams vying for the Super Bowl title of best WR trio in the NFL preseason 2020.
Got it? Good.
I’m going with gut for each winner – based on talent, based on age, based on injury-risk, based on if I ran an NFL team and you gave me the free choice of WR-a or WR-b to join my franchise, all things being equal…who would I take. You may disagree with my choice but that’s the point…to stir up cheap emotion over something meaningless but inherently ‘fun’.
NFC South Finals (Round 2): Panthers v. Bucs
CAR = Samuel, Anderson, DJ Moore
TB = Evans, Godwin, Tyler Johnson
#1) Evans v. CSam
WINNER = Mike Evans (TB leads 1-0)
I love Curtis Samuel, but I cannot support him over Mike Evans. I think Samuel should be taken more seriously in such discussions, but either way he loses here now.
#2) Robby v. Godwin
WINNER = Chris Godwin (TB leads 2-0)
I like both talents here, but Godwin is mentally better…and thus I’d take him over Robby any day on that front – I don’t know that I can trust Robby Anderson as far as I can throw him off the field. We’ll see if Matt Rhule can clean him up, because he is a talent. If I choose between them, easy call for Godwin.
#3) D.J. Moore v. Tyler Johnson
WINNER = D.J. Moore (CAR wins 3-0)
In 2-3 years, the answer might have been Tyler Johnson all along…but for now I have to go with a proven Moore, over a promising Tyler.
Tomorrow: Cardinals v. Seahawks
Results so far…
NE def. MIA (2-1)
BUF def. NYJ (2-1)
BAL def. CIN (2-1)
PIT def. CLE (2-1)
JAX def. HOU (2-1)
IND def. TEN (3-0)
LAC def. KC (2-1)
LV def. DEN (2-1)
WAS def. PHI (2-1)
DAL def. NYG (3-0)
DET def. GB (2-1)
MIN def. CHI (2-1)
CAR def. NO (2-1)
TB def. ATL (3-0)
ARI def. SF (3-0)
SEA def. LAR (3-0)
NE def. BUF (2-1)
PIT def. BAL (2-1)
IND def. JAX (2-1)
LAC def. LV (2-1)
DAL def. WAS (3-0)
DET def. MIN (2-1)
TB def. CAR (3-0)
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