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Colts Fans Will Love's Rookie Year Projections for Michael Pittman

Max Staley
Michael Pittman could be poised for a monster rookie season.
Michael Pittman could be poised for a monster rookie season. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The 2020 NFL Draft class featured one of the best wide receiver groups we've seen in quite some time. Because of all that star power, there are plenty of wideouts who have been overlooked in favor of some bigger, flashier names.

One such example is the Indianapolis Colts' rookie WR Michael Pittman Jr., who is an extremely talented, under the radar, option. But according to some recent projections via, he may not be an unheralded name for too much longer.

Cynthia Frelund, of, ranked which rookies would be most productive during their first season in the league. Despite being the eighth wideout off the board, Frelund believes Pittman will be the league's third-most productive rookie WR in 2020.

It's not hard to see why. He's stepping into a great situation, and one that needs him to be productive. Outside of T.Y. Hilton, the Indianapolis Colts don't have many proven threats on the outside. And he's a different-enough player to Hilton, so he should serve as a great complement in the offense.

Add in a great running game, an elite O-Line and the presence of Philip Rivers and it looks like Pittman could be poised for a great rookie campaign.

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