Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay believes his is one of the best

Coming into the 2018 season, the hope was that Detroit Lions second-year receiver Kenny Golladay would have a breakout season.

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Well, that’s exactly what the youngster has done through the first 14 games of the season.

On Sunday, Golladay posted a career-high 146 yards in a 14-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills. It was the third time he went over the century mark and he now has 64 grabs for 1,005 yards on the season.

Though there are still a couple of games left on the schedule, Golladay admits he has already exceeded the goals he set for himself prior to the season, partly in thanks to Golden Tate being traded and Marvin Jones Jr. getting hurt.

“Well of course I wasn’t expecting to be by myself, so that plays a factor in it,” Golladay said. “You got to think, I was with two other guys. One guy left and now there’s just two of us, and then he gets injured and now it’s just me. So it’s different. So the goals I did set, I kind of blew those out the water, which is good. Which is good. Like I just said, it just gives these coaches an opportunity to see what I can do by myself with not the help of other guys around me.”

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Despite not being targeted a ton in a handful of games this year, Golladay agreed he is one of best receivers in the NFL.

“Some games I didn’t have a lot of catches or yards, and that’s fine,” he said. “I wasn’t used in that game but we still won. It has its pros and cons, but I definitely think I’m up there with some of the good receivers. I just got to continue to keep working. I’m still young. This is my second year and I definitely feel like I’m able and capable of doing what all those guys are doing.”

*H/T to Detroit Free Press for quotes

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