Greg Olsen appears to be a wolf in sheep's clothing heading into the 2018 NFL season.


Coming off an injury-plagued 2017 season, Olsen is coming off draft boards later then he has in years past. And the main culprit is the "what have you done for me lately" credo that is the NFL.


Prior to last year, Olsen played 16 games in nine straight seasons. He's completely healed now and has a new and improved offensive coordinator in Norv Turner, who has a Hall-of-Fame history when it comes to tight-end production.

If we take out the anomaly that was Olsen's 2017 season, the tight end has had at least 69 catches, 5 touchdowns, or 815 yards in every season from 2012-2016. 


He's now likely the top option in Carolina's passing attack with a renewed emphasis on the tight end position. Tight ends in Turner's offense's have had a top-two target share in three of his last four seasons, and tight end Kyle Rudolph got more targets than Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen just two seasons ago while Turner was the Vikings' offensive coordinator.


Currently the fifth tight end coming off fantasy draft boards, Olsen has the potential to be a Top-3 tight end with No. 1 tight end upside week in and week out throughout the 2018 season.


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