New Orleans Saints: Ranking the four No. 2 wide receivers in the NFC South

Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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The NFC South boasts the best receiving corps in the NFL, and the Saints, with Michael Thomas, have one of the best in the NFL.

The NFC South doesn’t only showcase players like Saints’ Michael Thomas, Bucs’ Mike Evans, and Falcons’ Julio Jones, who are among the top-five wide receivers in the whole league. Each NFC South team holds a No. 2 receiver that would be the best on many NFL teams.

The Buccaneers No. 2 receiver, Chris Godwin, was third in the NFL in receiving yards. The Saints newly acquired receiver, Emmanual Sanders, comes over from the Super Bowl featuring 49ers squad, where he was there no. 1 wideout.

The Panthers loaded up on more weapons this off-season by locking up wide receiver Robby Anderson in free agency. Former Jets wide receiver, Anderson with his 4.3 speed, may have been the best wide receiver in the whole AFC East last year.

Last but not least, Calvin Ridley was terrific with the Falcons in 2019. Pro Football Reference noted how Ridley had 877 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns while missing three games in 2019.

His playmaking ability, combined with the Alabama product, Julio Jones, give firm belief in why Pro Football Focused ranked the falcons receiving duo as an elite duo heading into 2020.

There will be a ton of offensive fireworks coming from the NFC South next year.

The division that boasted the top 3 receiving yards leaders in 2019, only got better. The wide receiving corps will be scary for opposing teams, but fun for NFC South fans when they watch their teams battle it out.

These number two wide receivers could all be pro bowlers next season, and they will look to make big plays in the shadow of the team’s elite No.1 wideout. Some of these No. 2 wide receivers could post elite statistics across the whole league again.

Let’s take a look at the No. 2 wide receivers coming out of the NFC South and where they stack up.