No. 10 – Jarvis Landry
Let me be clear, Jarvis Landry is a great NFL wide receiver. He has made the pro-bowl five straight seasons and has over 5,000 total receiving yards throughout that time. However, at $14 million-plus per year, he is severely overpaid.
With that being said, Landry has two qualities that are undeniable, and any team would be lucky to have. One, he is durable and tough. Landry has played all 16 games per season in his first six years as a pro. At times Landry has had small, nagging injuries, but he has always chosen to play through the pain and continue to be effective.
Two, Landry gives you 100 percent on every play he is on the field. Receivers have become known as the biggest divas in the league (which isn’t wrong), but Landry still gives you tremendous effort. If he’s the third read, he will still run a crisp route to draw a defender. If he’s the backside receiver on a running play, he will do everything he can to help block. Not only is this rare in the NFL, but it can also be contagious to other players.
No. 9 – Baker Mayfield
No one will have a bigger chip on their shoulder for 2020 than Baker Mayfield. Under the guidance of head coach Kevin Stefanski and mentor backup Case Keenum, Mayfield will return to his rookie form. Stefanski’s offense will feature a strong running game and set Mayfield up for easy throws down the field. Once Mayfield gets his confidence back, look out, he will be dangerous.
After success in 2018, Mayfield appeared to be more focused on TV commercials and endorsement deals than playing football. After a year of understanding, he appears more focused than ever and is saying all the right things.
Mayfield truthfully has no excuses to not have a great 2020 with an upgraded offensive line and a ton of high caliber targets to throw the ball too. Not to mention likely the best running back tandem in the league.