Making Sense of Expectations for the 2016 NFL Rookie Wide Receiver Class

May 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Expectations can be funny. They often warp our perceptions on any number of subjects. The 2016 wide receiver draft class will likely suffer from outsize expectations despite being a very talented group. 
It's like when you haven't seen the latest critically acclaimed film. All of your friends have and keep telling you how great the movie is. As such, the anticipation and expectation for said film continues to be built up in your head. More often than not when you finally see it, you think to yourself, "It was good, but I don't know what all of the fuss was about."
The film never even had a chance. Those expectations built around it needed the piece of art to be so perfect it couldn't possibly live up to the standard set before it. 
Meanwhile, we can all kick back, watch a Sylvester Stallone popcorn flick and enjoy it, because there were no expectations for it to be good in the first place. These situations often surprise. 
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