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Which NFC West team will have the best rookie receivers?

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When the 2019 NFL Draft took place back at the end of April, fans of the Seattle Seahawks were elated at the ability of the team to add three young wide receivers in the draft as potential dangerous additions to the team’s receiving corps. With the Los Angeles Rams having won three straight over the Seahawks while also winning consecutive NFC West Division crowns, some felt Seattle needed to add firepower to keep up with the potent offense Sean McVay put on the field for Los Angeles.

Thus, the Hawks drafted three wide receivers in 2019, first adding DK Metcalf in the second round. From there the team took Gary Jennings in the fourth round and after having used up all their 2019 selections, they traded 2020 sixth round pick in exchange for a 2019 seventh round pick, which they used on John Ursua. However, Seattle wasn’t the only front office that felt the offense needed to add some weapons through the draft in order to keep up with the Rams. In fact, there were 28 wide receivers taken in the draft this past April, more than a quarter of those receivers play in the NFC West.

In addition to the Seahawks, the Arizona Cardinals also used three draft picks on receivers. This includes a second round pick on Andy Isabella, a fourth round pick on Hakeem Butler and a sixth round selection on KeeSean Johnson. Apparently not wanting to watch their offense get left behind, the San Francisco 49ers jumped in on the fun as well, using Day 2 selections to add Deebo Samuel and Jalen Hurd as weapons for Nick Mullens C.J. Beathard Jimmy Garoppolo.

Thus, in short, of the 28 wide receivers taken during the 2019 NFL Draft, eight were selected by three teams in the NFC West, and the remaining 20 were taken by the other 28 teams in the league. While Seahawks fans are certainly excited about the possibilities of the young trio that the front office added, it’s likely that fans of their west division rivals are excited as well. Adding Hurd and Samuel to George Kittle and Dante Pettis could give Niners fans reason to be excited about the offense for the first time in several seasons, while all three Cardinals fans are likely stoked about adding three weapons to a new style of offense for Larry Fitzgerald and Kyler Murray.

Thus, the question becomes which of the three NFC West teams will get the most out of their rookie receivers in 2019?


Which NFC West team will have the best rookie receivers in 2019?

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