My intention was to use this prediction for rookie WR Cooper Kupp from Eastern Washington but I am obviously not the only one believing he will have success during his first year in the NFL after reading a couple of other similar predictions in the media for the Los Angeles Rams rookie.

 

 

My next prediction was regarding Ezekiel Elliott but he is too unpredictable today with him facing a possible suspension and how long that suspension will be so I will move on from those two and on to the next one even though I am all in on picking Kupp in rookie drafts whom I feel has the potential to be the best WR drafted in 2017.

 

 

I do believe Zeke will pick up where he left off last season and then some if his “off the field” actions don’t get in the way.

 

 

Martellus Bennett became a Green Bay Packer this year after spending last year in New England and having success in Chicago and New York prior to that after leaving Dallas where he spent the first four years of his career.

After watching film from last year, the Patriots just didn’t use Bennett to his fullest potential and obviously didn’t need to but somehow he managed to finish the season as a top ten TE.

The Packers have been looking for that TE who they can rely on, not only in the red zone but on 3rd down, no matter if they need 2 yards or 13 yards. Bennett gives them that outlet they have been looking for in the passing game.

Martellus will lead all TE’s in, not only receiving yards, but also TD’s. And yes, that includes the Gronkowski’s of the NFL. Not because Bennett is necessarily better but because he will be on the field on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Saturday or whenever he is called upon.

Martellus Caught 55 of 73 targets last year totaling 701 yards receiving while reaching the end-zone 7 times. I fully expect him to gain more targets in the Packers “pass first” offense with legitimate threats on the outside which are sure to garnish attention from their opponents defense.

I am not saying that Bennett will be breaking records at the position but I am saying he will be the leader of the pack when it comes to NFL Tight Ends.

You can call me crazy as I make this prediction as I have even questioned it myself and traded for the Colts TE Jack Doyle as a safety valve but I really do believe this is a breakout year for a TE which I hear very few talking about.