NFL’s Top 100 snubs Detroit Lions, Kenny Golladay, Matthew Stafford, city

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Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
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Detroit Lions Kenny Golladay snubbed

Kenny Golladay was drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft by current general manager Bob Quinn and is about to embark upon his fourth season in the league. Pundits, as pundits are going to do, rank him anywhere from the bottom of the Top-10 at wide receiver to somewhere in the twenties depending on preference.

Here is the list of wide receivers the NFL’s Top100 ranked above Detroit Lions Kenny Golladay: Allen Robinson (No. 93), Cooper Kupp (No. 89), D.K. Metcalf (No. 81),  Keenan Allen (No. 77), Larry Fitzgerald (No. 69), Tyler Lockett (No. 65), Jarvis Landry (No. 61), Odell Beckham, Jr (No. 59), Davante Adams (No. 57), Stefon Diggs (No. 54), Amari Cooper (No. 49), Chris Godwin (No. 38), Mike Evans (No. 30), and Tyreek Hill (No. 22), Julio Jones (No. 11) with DeAndre Hopkins (No. 8) and Mike Thomas (No. 5) ranked in the top 10.

Considering that only five wide receivers had more yards, Golladay (1,190 yards), and none had more touchdowns (11), it is interesting to block him from being named to the top seventeen at his position. In 2019 Golladay did earn a trip to the Pro Bowl but did not get voted into the top seventeen by his peers. The sentiments of the voting populaces are oddly incongruent.

It wasn’t even his first year surpassing the 1,000-yards receiving mark, which he has accomplished in both of the last two seasons, despite having to catch passes from three quarterbacks last year. Right now, neither David Blough nor Jeff Driskel, the Detroit Lions backups in 2019, are going to be mistaken for starting-caliber players, either.

Four of the men ranked above Golladay failed to reach 1,000-yards receiving at all in 2019, Hill, Fitzgerald, Metcalf, and Adams.

It is not unreasonable to say that some of these men are better at being a wide receiver; however, saying that all of them are better right now is an insult. Albeit, one generated to spark commentary like this.