It is not often you will see A.J. Green second on anyone’s list but the AFC North features two of the league’s best.
Green’s resume is impressive. He has been selected to a Pro Bowl in each of his first six seasons in the league. In that same span, he has gone for over 1,000 yards in each of the first five. He would have made it again in 2016 but a season-ending hamstring injury kept him just short at 964 yards.
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Just like the rest of the list, Green can also be a deep threat. His per season longest receptions bottom out at 54 in 2016. However, at 6-foot-4, his best trait is his ability to go up and get the 50/50 ball. He is a physical receiver who uses his size to come down with a lot of balls that he probably shouldn’t.
As a divisional rival, the Browns are very familiar with the Cincinnati Bengals playing them twice a year. Unfortunately, Green has made some of those seemingly impossible catches against Cleveland including this play in a Week 7 meeting last season.
It almost seems unfair. A.J. Green has had a handful of monster games against the Browns over the years. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will have to get creative in finding ways to slow him down. But as the tape proves that is easier said than done.