Lions WR Calvin Johnson came within 36 receiving yards of 2,000 in 2012. He broke Jerry Rice’s single-season record in 15 games. He had a streak of eight straight 100-yard games.
Yet quarterback Matthew Stafford said he thinks the Lions’ receiver could surpass his 1,964-yard effort in 2013.
“He thinks he can, which is all that matters,” Stafford told the NFL Network’s “NFL AM” last week.
“That guy works harder than anybody I know, and he thinks he can get better, so I wouldn’t put anything past him. He’s a guy that can obviously run all of the routes — inside, outside — make all of the catches and is a smart football player and a really good teammate.”
We predict Megatron to top 1,600 yards this season, but with 10 TDs compared to only 5 last year. Remember, he was tackled inside the 3-yard line six times in 2012. His middle-of-the-first round ADP says he's first to go after some of the star RBs come off the board.