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(Griffin III and some of the stars in his tremendous receiving unit at Baylor University completely torched defenses while they were still in school.Although the former running mates are now separated,much hasn’t changed for them in the NFL.)
Of course many people know that Robert Griffin III is one of the NFL’S brightest stars and possibly the finest player to ever come out of Baylor University. However, there are also some other former Baylor stars and teammates of Griffin III that have been making some noise recently in the NFL.
Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright has really stepped his game up in his second year in the league. His numbers last year stood at 64 catches, 626 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns. Pretty good for a rookie season but clearly Wright wasn’t content. He is on pace to have a better season than last year. In 2013, Wright has accounted for 43 catches, 503 receiving yards and 1 touchdown in 8 games. He only has 1 touchdown but he stands a good chance of having a 1,000-yard season. Keep your eyes on this 23-year-old playmaker. A 5’10”, 191-pound frame is all that Wright carries but don’t be fooled. He can toast you in a hurry!
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Terrance Williams is becoming one of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo’s most reliable targets. This kid can make some big plays if he gets in open space.He has a solid frame of 6’2″ and 200 pounds. Williams is not just some average 24-year-old rookie though. He is on the field to make a difference. He has 28 grabs for 477 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, including an electrifying 82-yard touchdown catch against the Denver Broncos in week 5. Williams’ average of 17 yards per catch is a strong testament to his ability to provide a huge spark in the receiving game.
Josh Gordon is becoming a problem for defensive coordinators because he just seems to be a tough guy to cover out their. At 6’3″ and 225 pounds, Gordon uses a mix of physicality and speed to outplay defensive backs. In just his second year in the NFL, Gordon has 35 catches, 3 touchdowns and is 16th in the league in receiving yards with 626. There were reports that Gordon was going to be traded to the Redskins to be alongside former college teammate Griffin III but now that he has had success as a Cleveland Brown, Gordon might stay put for a while. Maybe a possible contract extension if he keeps performing the way that he has this season.
All of these playmaking receivers are having great seasons. They are playing extremely confident. Actually, NFL fans are seeing shades of what they used to do back in their college days. Just think… RGIII used to throw to these receivers! That was a complete show at Baylor and the show has continued for all of them since coming into their own in the NFL. One thing is for sure. If you are an NFL scout, you might want to make a trip to Waco, Texas to pay a visit to the Baylor Bears. Most likely, they have a player or two that can get the job done in the NFL.