Taking a Look at a Recent Ranking of the Top 10 Receivers

The Sporting News has come out with a list of the top receivers in the NFL, and while you can hardly argue with their picks, it’s always fun to do it anyway.

When ranking wide receivers, I think that you need to take into account at least 3years of playing time. It’s great to say that Calvin Johnson should be in the top ten (he’s number 11 in the Sporting News list), but I think he should be judged on at least one more year.

But actually Calvin did have a monster year last year when you consider he had 4 different quarterback’s throwing to him, and that the Lions went 0 and 92 last year.. So I’m putting him in my top 10. That being said, how can they have Braylon Edwards at number 7? He’s had one good year (2007), and I think he led the entire nation in dropped passes last year. Maybe they meant that he could be a top 10 model or actor?

Both Randy Moss and Terrell Owens had off years last year, so should they be ranked in the top ten? Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin were 1 and 4 respectively, and while I agree that Fitzgerald should be in the top 3, I think Boldin is ranked a little high. Would he be in the top 5 if Arizona hadn’t appeared in the Super Bowl? And if he’s so good, why hasn’t Arizona been able to trade him?

So after much research and hours of watching tape (well actually hours of watching Family Guy), here is my Top 10 from the home office in South Park, Colorado;

1) Andre Johnson, Texans

2) Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

3) Reggie Wayne, Colts

4) Steve Smith, Panthers

5) Lee Evans, Bills

6) Calvin Johnson, Lions

7) Randy Moss, Patriots

8) Roddy White, Falcons

9) Hines Ward, Steelers

10) Anquan Boldin, Cardinals

Feel free to criticize this list if you want, but if you do, you need to back it up with your own list.

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One Response to “Taking a Look at a Recent Ranking of the Top 10 Receivers”

  1. Darren says:

    I’m a Cards fan, and I’m not a super wiz with Sports stats, however I just wanted to point out one thing. People say that when Larry and Anquan are together, they take coverage off each other and thus, get more opportunities to put up big numbers. But if you take a look at when either of the two are injured, the one receiver will actually put up ridiculous stats. I feel when they are together; they actually take away from each other’s catches. Anquan has always been a beast, and if Larry is ever injured, the guy scores two or three touchdowns a game. I’m just saying Boldin deserves more credit than the media, and the country, currently give him. He broke his face, was out for 3 games and still scored 11 tds, and had over a 1,000 yards last season. To put him below Lee Evans is BS. They are not trying to trade him; they just wanted to see if a team was going to unload three pics and a ton of money. Nobody is going to trade that much for anyone, teams can’t afford to do it. Here’s my list of top receivers for 2009-10
    1) Fitzgerald 2) Johnson 3) Smith 5) Moss 4) Wayne 6) Johnson 7) White 8) Anquan 9) Hines 10) Wes Welker