20. Randall Cobb, Wide Receiver
Even with a career consisting of peaks and valleys, Randall Cobb‘s body of work merits a spot on the list. Drafted in 2011 out of Kentucky, the former second-round pick has been one of the best slot receivers since entering the league. He made huge noise in his NFL debut, returning a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1 of 2011.
Cobb enjoyed his best season in 2014 when he was named to his first and only Pro Bowl. He caught 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns that season, which earned him a new four-year, $40 million contract in the offseason.
However, many people believe Cobb is overpaid. Since earning his new contract he hasn’t had nearly the success previously shown. He hasn’t topped 1,000 yards or six touchdowns since signing his new deal.
The 2018 season will be a make or break year for Cobb. In the last year of his deal, it’ll be his chance to show new general manager Brian Gutekunst it’s his time to shine.