Ex-USC Football WR Amon-Ra St. Brown made history last week, tying the NFL record for consecutive games with eight or more catches (eight games). That wasn't it, though, as he also became the first wideout ever to go six straight games with eight or more catches and a touchdown. This week, however, he did not make history again. The best part, though? He still feasted.
St. Brown had six catches for 73 yards this week against the Minnesota Vikings. He also gave Detroit Lions fans this absurd highlight that almost put him in the end zone this week:
This week proves just how special of a future St. Brown has in this league. St. Brown had his statistically worst game he's had in his last nine, yet he still had a great performance. He's now up to 23 catches and 253 receiving yards on the year, and he's only three games in. Keep in mind he's in just his second year.
Also, keep in mind that former stud USC Football WR Amon-Ra St. Brown is playing with Jared Goff as his quarterback.
It's safe to say that Amon-Ra St. Brown didn't get drafted out of the USC football program and onto a team with an impressive quarterback. Goff has been overall mediocre in his NFL career so far. When St. Brown dropped in the Draft, it was at least hoped that he'd go to an impressive franchise as a result.
Unfortunately, however, things didn't work out that way and St. Brown went to a team that historically, and recently, hasn't had much success. The offense looks FAR better this year with Detroit, though, and a big part of that belongs to St. Brown's development. A fourth round draft pick, he's already proven to be one of the top steals of the draft.
Their offensive line looked solid last year, and looks even better this season. They have a nice RB 1-2 punch with D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, which is going to be tough to respect when defenses already have to key in on St. Brown. St. Brown's already proven that he can put up elite performances if he ever gets the chance to catch a defense slipping.
An NFL season is 17 games long. In St. Brown's last 17 games in the League, he's put up 102 catches and 1,051 receiving yards. That's a great season, especially for someone who's only played 19 games in his career so far, and on a passing offense that wasn't expected of much these past two years. As for this season, he's on pace for an even better year--and an absurd one at that.
He's currently on pace for 130(!) catches, 1,433 receiving yards, and 17(!) touchdowns. That's unreal. To do that in his second year would indeed prove that he's on track to being an elite wideout in this league. It would prove that he's already elite, too, which just goes to show how impressive USC is at developing receivers.
It's not just the Michael Pittman Jr.'s and the JuJu Smith-Schuster's that succeed in the pro game. Even the ones that the league undervalues in the draft go ballistic at the next level.