For the first time in his seven-year career, Calvin Johnson has a game-breaking sidekick at wide receiver.
That's just one of several reasons Tate has a claim to the title of league's most underrated receiver after playing in a run-dominated offense the past few seasons.
A running back early in his college career, Tate led all NFL receivers in forced missed tackles and yards after catch per reception in 2013, per Pro Football Focus. He was also second in punt-return yards and first in punt-return efficiency, per PFF.
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Whereas the more hyped Julian Edelman averaged 7.0 yards per target, Tate averaged 9.0. Everything Edelman does well, Tate does better.
New coach Jim Caldwell is getting a playmaking wide receiver and a huge special-teams weapon in one package.