Terry Glenn will be in the Top 7 --- 'nuff said. I expect Jimmy Smith to be there too, even with some inconsistency from Mark Brunell.
Boston will probably never show his face in the Top 10 again.
Don't get so locked in on what people did last year. Look at how Garcia and Owens have started out the season. The Giants were pitiful last year versus the pass but they made life hell on these two superstars. One more game like that and both of these guys will be struggling to attain the top 7 at their positions.
Harrison and Moss are the Real Deal ... just about everyone else has to prove themselves year to year. Rod Smith isn't going anywhere this year if he ends up with me throwing to him
We focus here on the offensive guys, for obvious reasons, but let's not forget that they can't do crap if some db or lineman has their number. Brunell is going to look like God against Indy and Emmitt Smith is going to look 22 years old against the Houston Texans, so pay attention to the schedule, stop swallowing the hype that surrounds last year's big names and teams, and pay attention to how good people play THIS YEAR. For every 1 sleeper/rookie who emerges to thrill us, there are at least half a dozen guys not living up to all the hype around them. This is why we have to look for upside, and there's no such thing in the "did great last year but never before" kind of player. Guys like Priest Holmes and Shaun Alexander don't impress me as much as Corey Dillon (who has continued to slowly improve) or Emmitt Smith (someone who now has some SEVERE MOTIVATION to perform). Be wary of any "great" player who recently got a new long-term contract. This often becomes a deterrent to great play as the player "coasts" so as not to injure themselves and take a big money hit. The guys signing for one year are alot hungrier and more apt to make the big impressive plays every week. Exceptions can be made for players who were making pitiful amounts (like Pats QB Tom Brady).
Who will be in the Top 7? My crystal ball malfunctions from time to time but certainly watch for: Moss, Harrison, J. Smith, Glenn, R. Smith, Horn, and Owens. Don't be surprised, however, to see Thrash or another Eagles receiver step up big time in 2002.