This era in the NFL is really centered on throwing the ball, and the amount of talent at the wide receiver position is extremely high right now. The Las Vegas Raiders have one of, if not the best at the position in Davante Adams, but he has a lot of company in that top tier.
The likes of Adams, Justin Jefferson and Tyreek Hill are sure to be on everybody’s top wide receivers list, but there are a lot to choose from when picking the best. And that includes Adams himself who couldn’t limit his choices in a recent interview.
The Raiders star was recently interviewed by Brandon Marshall for the I Am Athlete podcast and couldn’t limit his top-5 wide receivers to just five choices, via Scott Polacek of Bleacher Report:
The Las Vegas Raiders star was asked about his list of the top five wide receivers in the NFL during an interview with Brandon Marshall for the I Am Athlete podcast and proceeded to list more than five, including himself:
1. Davante Adams
2a. Justin Jefferson
2b. Tyreek Hill
3. Stefon Diggs
4. Calvin Ridley
5a. Mike Evans
5b. CeeDee Lamb
Adams also gave a shout out to Ja’Marr Chase, Cooper Kupp and DeAndre Hopkins and admitted he couldn’t contain his list to just five names.
Considering the amount of talent, it is pretty understandable that Adams would struggle to limit his list. Some would undoubtedly question the order, but the names for the most part make sense. Adams keeping himself at the top of the list also makes sense as most people in his position would do the same. His fellow First Team All-Pros in Jefferson and Hill being right after him makes sense while Diggs and Lamb were Second Team All-Pro selections.
Ridley is probably the most surprising selection, but that is only because he was suspended all of last season and played just five games due to injury the year before. The last full season he played in 2020, he was a Second Team All-Pro selection and Adams clearly still remembers how good he was and expects him to be the same when he returns this season.
Both Ja’Marr Chase and Cooper Kupp dealt with injuries this past season and could easily move right back near the top of everyone’s list, but Adams plans on remaining at the top of his own and everyone else’s list with another strong performance in 2023.