Comparing Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry to WRs in 2014 NFL Draft
Yards Per Reception
"Mike Evans: 15.5 Devin Street: 15.2 Martavis Bryant: 15.1 John Brown: 14.8 Sammy Watkins & Kelvin Benjamin: 14.5 Brandin Cooks: 14.2 Odell Beckham Jr: 14 Quincy Enunwa: 13.6 Cody Latimer: 13.4"
Mike Evans takes first place in the first statistic we are comparing, and he certainly is one of the best, if not the best, wide receivers in this draft class. Yards per reception is a statistic that is skewed towards deep threats, like Martavis Bryant and John Brown.
However, it is pretty impressive that in 20+ NFL games these guys have been able to still do this amount of damage every time they get the ball.
Arguably the best deep threat in the NFL right now, Mike Evans being at the top of this list with the insane workload he already gets is almost jaw-dropping. For a comparison to some of the other notable receivers in this draft class, Allen Robinson averages 13.1 yards per reception, Davante Adams 12 yards per reception, and Jarvis Landry 11.1 yards per reception.
Obviously, Jarvis Landry, Davante Adams, and Allen Robinson haven’t been used as huge deep threats for their teams. All of these guys have made their livings as possession receivers and have been great at getting open in the short to intermediate range.