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Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out other Rookie Landing Spots: RBs Part 1 & Part 2Reception Perception: Round 1 WRsTEs and QBs.

Zay Jones to Buffalo Bills

Round 2, Pick 5 (37th Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Corey Brown
2) Andre Holmes

It’s a great landing spot as far as competition goes. Sammy Watkins is an elite talent but known injury risk. After Sammy the WR depth is thin. In 2016, Zay Jones set the record NCAA record for receptions in a single season, so he’s used to being flooded with targets. However, it’s not a great landing spot as far as offensive scheme. The Bills passed the ball the 2nd least amount of times in the league last season.

Zay’s Reception Perception Data

JuJu Smith-Schuster to Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 2, Pick 30 (62nd Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Martavis Bryant
2) Sammy Coates

Recent WRs from USC taken early in the NFL Draft haven’t had the best track record of success in the league. See: Nelson Agholor. However, JuJu Smith Schuster gets to play across from Antonio Brown on one of the best offenses in the league.

JuJu’s Reception Perception Data

Cooper Kupp to Los Angeles Rams

Round 3, Pick 5 (69th Overall)

2017 Competition:
1) Tavon Austin
2) Robert Woods
3) Josh Reynolds
4) Pharoh Cooper

Well, the Rams have another slot receiver. A number of targets left the Rams in the offseason with Kenny Britt headed to Cleveland and Lance Kendricks headed to Green Bay. There is a chance Cooper Kupp comes in and contributes immediately with enough targets. Still, the Los Angeles Rams could again be one of the worst offenses in the league.

Cooper’s Reception Perception Data

Taywan Taylor to Tennessee Titans

Round 3, Pick 8 (72nd Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Corey Davis
2) Rishard Matthews
3) Tajae Sharpe

The Titans continue to surround their young QB, Marcus Mariota, with talent. After drafting Corey Davis in the 1st Round, and Rishard Matthews having a mini-breakout last season, it could be tough to predict how the target share will be spread amongst this talented receiving corps. The Titans also had the 5th least passing attempts in 2016.

Cooper’s Reception Perception data

ArDarius Stewart

Round 3, Pick 15 (79th Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Eric Decker
2) Quincy Enunwa
3) Robbie Anderson
4) Chad Hansen

This offense struggled last season and things aren’t looking up in 2017. Ryan Fitzpatrick is out, Josh McCown in. Stewart is a talented player but hard to expect much in his first season.

Carlos Henderson to Denver Broncos

Round 3, Pick 18 (82nd Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Cody Latimer
2) Jordan Taylor

Carlos Henderson could be a perfect fit in the Broncos offense. With star veterans Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the field, Henderson should be able to make the most of his opportunities. Carlos Henderson broke 2+ tackles on 39.3% of his “in space” attempts in Reception Perception, which was by far the highest over the last 2 WR classes.

Chris Godwin to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Round 3, Pick 20 (84th Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) DeSean Jackson
2) Adam Humphries

The Buccaneers may have gotten a real steal selecting Chris Godwin in the 3rd Round. A real favorite in Reception Perception, Godwin could come in and contribute right away. If not in 2017, then sometime in the near future. Jameis Winston should continue to grow at QB, and Godwin gets to learn from young star Mike Evans, and veteran, DeSean Jackson.

Kenny Golladay to Detroit Lions

Round 3, Pick 32 (96th Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Marvin Jones
2) T.J. Jones

Golladay instantly becomes the biggest receiver on the Lions’ roster. Some say he will need a couple of years to really develop, while others think he will battle for the #3 spot in Detroit behind Golden Tate, and Marvin Jones right away.

Chad Williams to Arizona Cardinals

Round 3, Pick 34 (98th Overall)

2017 Competition:
1) John Brown
2) J.J. Nelson
3) Jaron Brown

Head Coach, Bruce Arians, has made it very clear that he does not like slow receivers. Williams was extremely productive while facing a lower level of competition in college. Clearly, Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown are the top two receivers in Arizona, but there’s potential for Williams to take snaps away from J.J. Nelson and Jaron Brown.

Amara Darboh to Seattle Seahawks

Round 3, Pick 42 (106th Overall)
College Production:

2017 Competition:
1) Tyler Lockett
2) Jermaine Kearse
3) Paul Richardson

Until we see otherwise, it’s most likely another season where Doug Baldwin is the only WR that will be fantasy-relevant in the Seattle offense.

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