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2012 Most Targeted Players: No. 5-1

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Green's stock is on the rise even after a terrific 2012 season. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Green's stock is on the rise even after a terrific 2012 season. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

164 targets

Green followed up his fine rookie season with an even more impressive sophomore campaign, as he emerged as one of the NFL’s top wide receivers in 2012. Green is a certified beast and is deservedly ranked among the likes of Dez Bryant, Brandon Marshall and the great Calvin Johnson himself, as we head into the 2013 season. Green has flashed both speed and serious red zone prowess over his first two seasons in the NFL and shows no signs of slowing down. With no other serious threats to steal targets from the 164 opportunities Green received last season, the development of quarterback Andy Dalton is the only real concern as to the progress of the Bengals’ young stud wide out. Apparently, the Cincinnati front office agrees, as they spent some very high draft picks to stock the Bengals offense with high octane weapons. With newcomers Giovani Bernard and Tyler Eifert in the fold this season, opposing defenses will have more to worry about than just A.J. Green himself. Green’s career trajectory is still on the rise, even after a monster 2012 performance.