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Denver724
10-08-2009, 09:26 PM
Detroit's Johnson closing fast on top 2
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Scouts Inc.

Scouts Inc. ranks the top 10 wide receivers in the NFL:


1. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona: He isn't an instant accelerator, but few are as dangerous downfield as Fitzgerald, due to his innate ability to sky for the ball and consistently bring it down, regardless of who is around him. He catches everything in sight and has improved dramatically with his abilities after the catch. What he did in the postseason last season affirms that he is a big-game player.


2. Andre Johnson, Houston: Johnson is another specimen who really doesn't have a physical weakness to speak of. He can get deep, but he might be at his best shielding the defender from the ball and making the tough catch in traffic. Amazingly, Johnson has not produced a high touchdown total since entering the league. That should change. The Texans' offense goes as Johnson goes.

3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit: This is clearly the guy with the most upside at the position. Simply put, he is very rare. Human beings with his size should not possess his speed and amazing body control. He is just scratching the surface and it might not be long before he sits alone atop these rankings. Johnson is a defense's nightmare.


4. Randy Moss, New England: Moss has started somewhat slowly by his standards, but he is an all-time great player who is still capable of changing a game in a heartbeat. He isn't the most physical guy around, but he is extremely gifted with his height, length, burning speed and ability to contort his body to go up and get the ball at its highest point. It sometimes goes unnoticed by the public, but Moss is also a student of the game with a great understanding of coverages and his opponent. New England hasn't gotten Moss vertical like in years past, but only Jerry Rice has more 100-yard games.


5. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis: Wayne is incredibly productive and consistent on a year-to-year basis. He is the focal point of a tremendous passing game and is now the player whom QB Peyton Manning leans on most. However, what separates him ever so slightly from the top four is his lack of size and overall physicality. Still, few do it better and he is a tremendous fit in Indianapolis' offense.


6. Greg Jennings, Green Bay: Like several of the wideouts on this list, Jennings probably still has not yet reached his prime, but he is very advanced for a receiver his age (26). Jennings is a big-play threat who has consistently found the end zone during his career. Teammate Donald Driver has overshadowed him slightly in 2009, but Jennings is still among the game's best.


7. Steve Smith, Carolina: Smith has suffered through mediocre quarterback play, and the Panthers seemingly refuse to acquire another suitable pass-catching weapon to take the consistent double-teams away from Smith. Still, he produces year after year. Smaller than many of the players on this list, Smith (5-foot-9) plays much bigger than he is listed and with an aggressive edge to his game.

8. Roddy White, Atlanta: TE Tony Gonzalez has eaten into some of White's production this season, but don't be fooled into thinking he is not one of the best wide receivers in the business. He is very fluid, yet still possesses excellent height, strength and bulk. White is also an accomplished deep threat whose presence opens up room for Gonzalez and the Falcons' running game alike.

9. Anquan Boldin, Arizona: Although he has missed quite a bit of time because of injuries over his career, Boldin's toughness never should be brought into question. He is almost like a running back with the ball in his hands and excels over the middle and near the goal line. He probably benefits more from Fitzgerald's being on the other side than Fitzgerald benefits from Boldin, but he is a top-notch football player in his own right.

10. Vincent Jackson, San Diego: Jackson just edged out Wes Welker and Marques Colston for this final position. He is a true up-and-comer who has a high ceiling. His tools are not that much different than Calvin Johnson's -- but he has a far better supporting cast and a borderline elite quarterback throwing him the ball. A free-agent-to-be, Jackson should break the bank this offseason.

BroncoDoug
10-08-2009, 09:31 PM
I really got a problem with Vincent Jackson over B Marsh, other then that its pretty good... I know Jackson is having a better season thus far, but he is getting propped up by having a better quarterback I tihnk

lazarus4444
10-08-2009, 10:23 PM
I got a problem with Greg Jennings being on this list instead of bm, jennings hasn't done **** this year.

BlaK-Argentina
10-08-2009, 10:28 PM
He deserves to be in there.

That said, who cares? :P

baja
10-08-2009, 10:28 PM
You really don't want marshall on any of these lists

listopencil
10-08-2009, 10:30 PM
Somebody should attach a copy to his locker this week.

epicSocialism4tw
10-08-2009, 10:43 PM
Brandon Marshall with a right mind is #1.

ZONA
10-09-2009, 12:58 AM
Brandon Marshall with a right mind is #1.

No he's not. Cmon dude, you have to get real.

Moss and Fitz just have him beat in the total package in regards to skills. Moss is tall and faster then **** and Fitz is tall and faster then BM and can do everything BM can do (EVERTHING).

But, BM IMO is a top 10 WR in this league. He may not get as many catches or TD's this year because we really seem to be a defensive team with an offense that likes to not take alot of risks, he might not get top 10 numbers but sometimes you have to take one for the team if you prefer winning over getting your stats.

DBroncos4life
10-09-2009, 01:05 AM
No he's not. Cmon dude, you have to get real.

Moss and Fitz just have him beat in the total package in regards to skills. Moss is tall and faster then **** and Fitz is tall and faster then BM and can do everything BM can do (EVERTHING).

But, BM IMO is a top 10 WR in this league. He may not get as many catches or TD's this year because we really seem to be a defensive team with an offense that likes to not take alot of risks, he might not get top 10 numbers but sometimes you have to take one for the team if you prefer winning over getting your stats.

Moss is the same size. Moss would never go over the middle ever. Fitz is better over all, ther isn't a WR that can or is willing to go over the middle better than BM

kmonty
10-09-2009, 01:08 AM
ESPN Insider's is a complete crock, and I'm totally convinced they don't even watch film.

Nothing to do with this piece in particular, just an overall observation.

BroncoDoug
10-09-2009, 01:18 AM
ESPN Insider's is a complete crock, and I'm totally convinced they don't even watch film.

Nothing to do with this piece in particular, just an overall observation.

This.

If its not the Patriots or the Giants, they really have no clue about any of the other teams. Once they deem a team crap, there is nothing that team can do to change their minds, because they are the end all be all..

cutthemdown
10-09-2009, 02:16 AM
IMO all Marshall has to do is play hard all yr and he should get paid like a top 10 WR. Really top 5. Don't go by the numbers, go by watching him play. He does things that are special.

He's better then a lot of the players on that list.

Only Johnson and Johnson, and Fitz are really as freakish as him.

hookemhess
10-09-2009, 04:53 AM
Too many passes dropped and plays not made for Brandon to make this list. Y'all are just punch drunk off the last game. Could he crack the top 10 at the end of the season or next? Maybe. But I think this list is pretty well put together, +- Marques Colston.

yerner
10-09-2009, 05:38 AM
if they were getting drafted Brandon would go number 4 right now.

broncogary
10-09-2009, 05:41 AM
Where's TO?

BroncoInSkinland
10-09-2009, 05:48 AM
Where's TO?

Obscurity, NY. It's a suburb of Buffalo.

jmz313
10-09-2009, 06:10 AM
andre johnson is the Best WR IMO, fitz and johnson right behind. Marshall shouldnt be on that list at this point, if you go by 09 so far.

Beantown Bronco
10-09-2009, 06:24 AM
Wow.

As far as lists go, this is easily one of the most accurate I've ever seen. Sure, you can nit pick about one or two of the guys, but really, that's going to happen with any list depending on which category/statistic you weigh more than others. I really think they nailed it as much as you can here. Well done.

errand
10-09-2009, 06:30 AM
Larry Fitzgerald is the NFL's best WR....anyone who thinks Marshall is better than him doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

cmhargrove
10-09-2009, 06:32 AM
I'm always going to side with Marshall, especially on YAC, however - Vincent Jackson has shown he is bettter at tracking the deep ball (up to this point). Also, they throw him the deep ball more often in SD, but he is better than B-Marsh up to this point.

But, I would rather have Marshall for his posession skills and YAC.

ColoradoDarin
10-09-2009, 06:43 AM
Larry Fitzgerald is the NFL's best WR....anyone who thinks Marshall is better than him doesn't know their ass from a hole in the ground.

Can you imagine if the Chargers kept Brees and drafted Fitzgerald instead of drafting Eli and trading him?

Let me say that again, Drew Brees and Larry Fitzgerald could both have been playing for the San Diego Chargers. Hilarious!Hilarious!Hilarious!

gyldenlove
10-09-2009, 06:49 AM
Andre Johnson is the best WR in the league by no small margin. He has the best hands, he runs great routes and he has the speed and quickness to match anyone.

TheReverend
10-09-2009, 07:02 AM
Right now Brandon Marshall projects to finish as our #1 receiver at 876 yards.

In perspective, that would have ranked him 31st on last years receiving group.

missingnumber7
10-09-2009, 07:09 AM
I got a problem with Greg Jennings being on this list instead of bm, jennings hasn't done **** this year.

And outside of 1 catch that resulted in a win what has BM done?

cmhargrove
10-09-2009, 08:41 AM
Right now Brandon Marshall projects to finish as our #1 receiver at 876 yards.

In perspective, that would have ranked him 31st on last years receiving group.

Well for all the hoopla, Brandon only got 6 TD's last year.

After making his way out of the doghouse, he already has 2 and seems to be gaining steam. I don't really care how many yards he gets, if he can get 10-12 TD's to finish the season it would be huge.

Give me TD's any day.

Flex Gunmetal
10-09-2009, 09:30 AM
Marshall doesn't deserve to be on this list, get real lol.

Smiling Assassin27
10-09-2009, 10:35 AM
Calvin Johnson is too high. He's rated on potential upside and hype. Give him the Nobel Peace Prize, too.

mr007
10-09-2009, 10:40 AM
Calvin Johnson is too high. He's rated on potential upside and hype. Give him the Nobel Peace Prize, too.

You have watch Calvin Johnson play, right??? He is top 3 material, no doubt about it.

mr007
10-09-2009, 10:42 AM
Chad Johnson and BM both belong on this list.

I would replace Vincent and maybe Roddy White, Steve Smith, or possibly even Greg Jennings with the other one. It should really be a top 11 =).

Smiling Assassin27
10-09-2009, 10:51 AM
You have watch Calvin Johnson play, right??? He is top 3 material, no doubt about it.


Top 3 material doesn't mean Top 3 production, right??? Ability is nice, results are nicer.

TheReverend
10-09-2009, 10:54 AM
Top 3 material doesn't mean Top 3 production, right??? Ability is nice, results are nicer.

Over 1300 yards and tied for first with 12 TDs last season... that IS top 3 production man... especially without a QB.

Flex Gunmetal
10-09-2009, 11:11 AM
Top 3 material doesn't mean Top 3 production, right??? Ability is nice, results are nicer.

Are you serious? C-J, Fitz, Andre J are the top 3 undoubtedly. Moss is #4.

azbroncfan
10-09-2009, 01:09 PM
Well for all the hoopla, Brandon only got 6 TD's last year.

After making his way out of the doghouse, he already has 2 and seems to be gaining steam. I don't really care how many yards he gets, if he can get 10-12 TD's to finish the season it would be huge.

Give me TD's any day.

I agree and that is why I would of loved to move Marshall for Greg Jennings. He is a better deep threat and can get open in the redzone. Marshall has struggled in so far in his career getting open in the redzone. Andre Johnson was left out of the discussion in the Fitz/Moss discussion. He has been nothing but production on average to below average teams in Houston.