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Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

Posted on: September 24, 2009 3:47 pm
Edited on: October 2, 2009 9:44 pm
1. Andre Johnson 6-3 225 Miami

Analysis: Johnson is all the tools needed to be a top reciever. Has the best hands in the league. Has great size, speed,strength, and route running ability. Has a great demeanor compared to other receivers who always demand the ball. Had a career- high 115 catches and 1,575 yards receiving.

2. Calvin Johnson 6-5 236 Georgia Tech

Analysis: Has a tremendous size and speed combination. Calvin also has one the best vertical leaps and has awesome hands. Johnson had 78 catches and 1,331 yards without having a real quarterback last year.

3. Larry Fitzgerald 6-3 217 Pittsbutgh

Analysis: Fitzgerald is a real student of the game. Is a good route runner, knows who use his size and leaping ability. Fitzgerald rarely drops a pass thrown his way. Had 96 catches and 1,431 yards last year. Not an extremely fast player, but seems to find another gear when the end zone is in sight.

4. Randy Moss 6-4 212 Marshall

Analysis: One of the 5 best receivers in NFL history. At age 32, Moss still has elite speed and leaping ability. Moss is also holds the record for most receiving TD's in a season. in 2008 Moss had 69 catches for 1,008 yards and 11 TD's.

5. Steve Smith 5-9 185  Utah

Analysis: Smith is one the most explosive receivers in the game right now. He has elite speed and quickness. Not only does Smith play fast, he plays big. Some of the plays Smith makes you would expect from a 6-3 220lb receiver. Smith also has vertical leap over 40 inches which makes him suprising, but effective target for jump balls. Smith had 78 catches and 1,421 yards in 2008 despite having a very average quarterback.

6. Brandon Marshall 6-4 230 Central Florida

Analysis: No matter what Marshall's off field issues are, he is one of the most talented and productive wideouts in the league. He had a week 1 supension in 2008 and came back with a 18 reception game the next week. For the 2008 season, Marshall had 104 catches and 1,265 yards receiving.

7. Roddy White 6-0 212 UAB

Analysis: White is an up and coming receiver in this league. white had 88 catches and 1,382 yards in 2008. White has improved every year, making a big leap in 2007. White has developed great hands to add to his precise route running and good speed and agility.

8. Reggie Wayne 6-0 198 Miami

Analysis: Wayne has replaced his former teammate Marvin Harrison as Peyton Manning's top receiver and the league's best route runner. Wayne has elite hands and sneaky quickness. In 2008 Wayne had 82 catches and 1,145 receiving yards.

9. Vincent Jackson 6-5 230 Northern Colorado

Analysis: At 6-5 Jackson is a suprisingly effective downfield receiver. Jackson is a tenacious downfield receiver and the best blocking wide receiver in the NFL. In 2008 Jackson had 59 catches for 1,098 yards. Jackson has a career average 17.2 yards per catch, which is amazing for a 230 lb receiver.

10. Greg Jennings 5-11 198 Western Michigan

Analysis: Has become Aaron Rodgers number #1 receiver. Jennings has a good combination of speed and quickness. Jennings also has a nose for the end zone. In 2008 Jennings had 80 catches for 1,292 yards and 9 TD's.

Since: Apr 15, 2009
Posted on: March 12, 2010 12:02 am

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

r u serious!!!!!!!!!! where is chad ocho cincoLaughing

Since: Feb 28, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2010 2:33 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

Not bad,but what about DeSean Jackson......or Wes Welker(The Healthy Version)?

Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2010 3:29 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

SportsNook, I would have to disagree with you in regards to the value of Steve Smith, although the team had an off year, he still produced as well as any receiver. Also, Sydney Rice doesn't have the track record to compete with Smith or Greg Jennings, especially since Jennings has had such consistency over the years. I think if Rice keeps the numbers at a consistent level through next year, he could sneak into this list.

Sidney Rice: 83 catches, 1312 yards, 8 touchdowns, 15.8 per catch
Steve Smith: 65 catches, 982 yards, 7 touchdowns, 15.1 per catch
Greg Jennings: 68 catches, 1113 yards, 4 touchdowns, 16.4 per catch

Since: Feb 5, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2010 1:22 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

I Don't think Steve smith should be on this list anymore (and for sure not ahead of Wayne and Marshall), especialy after last 2 seasons. Reggie Wayne should be moved up a few spots. And Sydney Rice had a better year than Jennings and Smith.

Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2010 8:07 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

Okay, I have created my own list, and this is based off production numbers in the last 3 years:
1. Randy Moss 250 catches for 3765 yards and 47 touchdowns
2. Larry Fitzgerald 293 catches for 3932 yards and 35 touchdowns
3. Terrell Owens 205 catches for 3236 yards and 30 touchdowns
4. Andre Johnson 276 catches for 3995 yards and 25 touchdowns
5. Reggie Wayne 286 catches for 3919 yards and 26 touchdowns
6. Greg Jennings 201 catches for 3325 yards and 25 touchdowns
7. Roddy White 256 catches for 3737 yards and 24 touchdown
8. Marques Colston 215 catches 3027 yards and 25 touchdowns
9. Brandon Marshall 307 catches for 3710 yards and 23 touchdowns
10. Anquan Boldin 244 catches for 2915 yards and 24 touchdowns

Since: Jan 24, 2010
Posted on: February 1, 2010 12:43 am

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

Good list, how did you come up with it?

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2010 12:12 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

As long as Matt Schaub keeps playing well, and not getting injured, Andre Johnson will always be the best receiver in the league.  He has everything, great route running to get open, great hands to catch the ball, and good speed and size to get YAC.  I think Larry Fitzgerald is next.  I watched the Pro Bowl last year.  The kind of catches he can make are unbelieveble.  Also I think you should switch Wes Welker, and Vincent Jackson.  I understand Wes Welker got hurt, but 126 catches in 13 full games.  If he had played the whole season he would have broke the record.  Jackson is a good deep threat and should come in at 11 but he only caught half of what Welker caught.

Since: Jan 11, 2010
Posted on: January 26, 2010 6:05 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

1. Andre Johnson - uncoverable. He has both amazing hands and electrifying speed. Not to mention, the guy is built like a tank. Match-up nightmare.

2. Larry Fitzgerald - if Andre Johnson is a 9.9, Larry is a 9.8. He has the best hands and build out of any receiver in the league. The only thing he lacks is the ideal top-end speed.

3. Calvin Johnson - more upside than any receiver that will make this list. His projection is hard because of the cards he has been dealt - i.e. QB, franchise, etc.

4. Reggie Wayne - this guy is amazing, period. He misses out on some of the accolades because he plays on the same team as Peyton. However, rest assured, this guy would excel in any system.

5. Randy Moss - I'm not going to call him over the hill, just tired. He plays like a top-3 receiver 10 weeks out of the year, and takes the other 6 games off.

6. Steve Smith - still managed to put up decent numbers despite playing for a horrible, run-heavy offense. Still nearly impossible to cover one-on-one. Look for him to bounce back in 2010.

7. Roddy White - size, speed, hands. Wow, after all that and stillr ated #7? There are some good receivers out there!

8. Brandon Marshall - amazing hands and great size. Plays with much more tenacity than he practices with, luckily.

9. Marques Colston - this guy can go get it in traffic and takes licks over the middle. I'd compare him to a slightly slower Fitzgerald.

10. Vincent Jackson - great routes and runs like a deer. Easy to see why he quickly became Phillip Rivers' favorite target.

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2009 7:15 pm

Top 10 Wide Receivers in the NFL

switch calvin johnson and fitzgerald.  switch 5-7 with 8-10 and i'd say your list is correct.  nice work.

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