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Super Bowl 55: How Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans compare to 2014 draft class

Both players were part of a receiving class that looks like one of the best in NFL history.
Sammy Watkins was the top receiver chosen in a loaded 2014 NFL draft class.
Sammy Watkins was the top receiver chosen in a loaded 2014 NFL draft class. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Feb. 1

With how loaded the Chiefs’ offense is, it can be easy to overlook the fact that they also have Sammy Watkins — the top receiver picked in one of the best receiving classes ever.

“Oh, he’s an unbelievable player,” said Bucs receiver Mike Evans, one of the other star pass catchers from the 2014 NFL draft. “Throughout his career, he’s dealt with a lot of injuries, but he’s a phenomenal player.”

Related: Bucs’ Mike Evans: If we win the Super Bowl, I’m getting a Lombardi Trophy tattoo

Here’s a look at how Watkins and Evans stack up to the other receiving stars in that class:

Sammy Watkins, Chiefs (first round, No. 4 overall)

Sammy Watkins has had an injury-riddled career in the NFL.
Sammy Watkins has had an injury-riddled career in the NFL. [ CHARLIE RIEDEL | AP ]

0 Pro Bowls, 1 Super Bowl win

Regular season stats: 37 catches, 421 yards, 2 touchdowns

Career stats: 321 catches, 4,665 yards, 33 touchdowns

Mike Evans, Bucs (first round, No. 7 overall)

The Bucs' Mike Evans is playing in his first Super Bowl.
The Bucs' Mike Evans is playing in his first Super Bowl. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

3 Pro Bowls, 0 Super Bowl wins

Regular season stats: 70 catches, 1,006 yards, 13 touchdowns

Career stats: 532 catches, 8,266 yards

Related: Tampa Super Bowl: Where did the Bucs, Chiefs players come from?

Odell Beckham, Browns (first round, No. 12 overall)

Odell Beckham is a transcendent talent at receiver.
Odell Beckham is a transcendent talent at receiver. [ DAVID ZALUBOWSKI | AP ]

3 Pro Bowls, 0 Super Bowl wins

Regular season stats: 23 catches, 319 yards, 3 touchdowns

Career stats: 487 catches, 6,830 yards, 51 touchdowns

Brandin Cooks, Texans (first round, No. 20 overall)

Brandin Cook is on his fourth NFL team since coming out of Oregon State.
Brandin Cook is on his fourth NFL team since coming out of Oregon State. [ ERIC CHRISTIAN SMITH | AP ]

0 Pro Bowls, 0 Super Bowl wins

Regular season stats: 81 catches, 1,150 yards, 6 touchdowns

Career stats: 483 catches, 6,880 yards, 40 touchdowns

Davante Adams, Packers (second round, No. 53 overall)

Green Bay's Davante Adams has developed into arguably the best receiver in the NFL.
Green Bay's Davante Adams has developed into arguably the best receiver in the NFL. [ DIRK SHADD | Times ]

4 Pro Bowls, 0 Super Bowl wins

Regular season stats: 115 catches, 1,374 yards, 18 touchdowns

Career stats: 546 catches, 6,568 yards, 62 touchdowns

Allen Robinson, Bears (second round, No. 61 overall)

Allen Robinson, seen here in a 2018 game against the Bucs, continues to be a strong NFL receiver.
Allen Robinson, seen here in a 2018 game against the Bucs, continues to be a strong NFL receiver. [ DAVID BANKS | AP ]

1 Pro Bowl, 0 Super Bowl wins

Regular season stats: 102 catches, 1,250 yards, 6 touchdowns

Career stats: 457 catches, 5,999 yards, 39 touchdowns

Jarvis Landry, Browns (second round, No. 63 overall)

Jarvis Landry had seven catches in the Browns' postseason loss to Kansas City.
Jarvis Landry had seven catches in the Browns' postseason loss to Kansas City. [ JEFF ROBERSON | AP ]

5 Pro Bowls, 0 Super Bowl wins

Regular season stats: 72 catches, 840 yards, 3 touchdowns

Career stats: 656 catches, 7,028 yards, 35 touchdowns

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