August is an extended version of Christmas Eve for NFL fans, with training camp providing a chance to preview and get excited about what your favorite teams and players have in store. After a long summer of no gridiron action, seeing players fly around in pads again gets the adrenaline levels rising.
Nothing has that effect quite like the game’s top stars, guys like Calvin “Megatron” Johnson. Not only does he have one of the greatest nicknames in sports, but all-world game to match. Ever since he emerged out of Georgia Tech, he’s been terrorizing defenses and leaving opponents grasping for air.
Your average Joe might never get a chance to compile numbers like the Lions stud receiver (unless he’s on your fantasy team!), but you can certainly try to emulate his style–the CJ3 Flyweave Trainer “Bowling” colorway drops at Champs Sports locations today.
Maybe Johnson isn’t the guy you root for–I see you out there, NFC North fans–or wide receiver isn’t the position that really grabs your attention. The good news is that there’s no shortage of star talent in the league right now; 2015 has a great mix of rising studs, fading stars, and in-their-prime beasts. This is shaping up to be a great year for the league, and that trickles down to the fans viewing experience.
These aren’t the only guys you should keep your eye on, but we have a feeling that when NFL Sundays roll around, you’ll want to pay attention to this crew. This is Calvin Johnson and the 11 Must-See NFL Players This Year.
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