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11. Michael Thomas

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11. Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas was a star Wide Receiver at Ohio State, where he helped the Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff in 2015.  The following season, he was taken in the Second Round by the New Orleans Saints, where he eventually became the primary weapon of Quarterback, Drew Brees.

Brees was an All-Rookie with 1,137 Yards, and he was ninth in that stat and Receptions (92).  He improved in 2017 with 1,245 Yards (6th), and he increased his Receptions to 104 (3rd).  That would give Thomas his first Pro Bowl, and as good as that year was, he would only rise from there.

Thomas led the NFL in Receptions in both 2018 and 2019, and in the latter year, he led the league in Receiving Yards (1,725) and was named the Offensive Player of the Year.

Although Thomas has only been in New Orleans for four years, his production has been so good that be belongs at a spot this high.  Thomas may not be the all-time leader for the team in Receiving Yards, but he is arguably the most potent Wide Receiver the club has ever had.

Still, with New Orleans, Thomas should make the top ten shortly.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 47th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/29/16.
  • Games Played: 70
  • Notable Statistics:

    62 Games Started
    510 Receptions
    5,950 Receiving Yards
    32 Receiving Touchdowns
    2 Rushing Attempts
    -8 Rushing Yards
    60 Approximate Value

  • Played For: New Orleans Saints
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
    First Team All-Pro (2018 & 2019)
    Pro Bowl (2017, 2018 & 2019)
    Most Receptions (2018 & 2019)
    Most Receiving Yards (2019)
    Most Receiving Yards per Game (2019)
    All-Rookie (2016)

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