Donte' Stallworth of the New Orleans Saints: Speed, speed, and more speed is what you get with Stallworth. When Stallworth was on the field during the 2002 season, the Saints had one of the quickest receivers in the game, which makes him a threat on any given play. Showed an uncanny ability in the 2002 season to outjump the defense for the ball and taking a short pass the distance for a score.
Like many inexperienced players, Stallworth struggled with inconsistency last season and being a rookie receiver limited the looks that he received. Coming off a season where he was sidelined with hamstring issues, Stallworth is proclaimed healthy and wanting to become a large part of the New Orleans offense.
Thus far in the off-season, Lelie
Utilizing his speed, Lelie was on the receptive end of many big-plays for the Broncos in 2002. With a year of experience, commanding respect around the league as a receiver, he his physical ability, the opportunity will be presented for him to breakout this season for the pass-oriented Denver Broncos.
Tai Streets of the San Francisco 49ers: Clearly, the San Francisco 49ers will throw the football more in 2003 and that will only benefit Streets. Lining up as a #2 receiver opposite, Streets will have an increased role in the 2003 season, as Owens is often double-teamed. With the expectations in San Francisco of opening up the offense and throwing the ball downfield more, Streets should easily surpass the 70 receptions he had in 2002.
Antonio Bryant of the
Bryant has good size and speed. He makes the difficult reception look easy and has shown a tendency to lack concentration and frustration when defended by a physical defensive back. As the season wore on, Bryant looked much more comfortable in the offensive scheme and worked well with quarterback Chad Hutchinson.
Heading into the 2003 season,
indecision could affect just how good a player Bryant will be. He has the
physical tools to be a #1 receiver, but questions about the
Javon Walker of the
While the 2002 season was a
learning experience for
Standing at 6'3" and tipping the
scales at close to 230-pounds,