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Top Ten Wide Receivers of all Time

Randy Moss​
Randy Moss​

randy moss is way faster than jerry rice will ever be. he can catches any ball that is throwing to him no matter if it under thrown or overthrown. if randy moss stay healthy, he will the greatest receiver of all-time. Randy Moss is the best in the world I think he should go back to the Patriots with Tom Brady.

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Jerry Rice​
Jerry Rice​

Rice is often thought of as the top player in all of NFL history, but Don Hutson held that honor for the league's first 50 years. He, Sammy Baugh and Otto Graham were in the conversation for that prize then. Hutson's NFL record of 99 career receiving touchdowns was not surpassed until 40 years after he retired.

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Terrell Owens​
Terrell Owens​

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Calvin ​Johnson​
Calvin ​Johnson​

Calvin Johnson is the greatest wide receiver of all time! He has speed (4.32 40 yard dash), size (6'5"), strength, and a higher jumping reach then anyone in the NBA. He has the highest yardage in a single season of a wide receiver ever.

Steve Largent​
Steve Largent​

Steve Largent. Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954) is a retired American football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma, from 1994 until 2002.

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Cris Carter​
Cris Carter​

Cris carter had the best hands in the history of the nfl. He is the best route runner next to jerry rice. He is the best boundary receiver in the history of the nfl.

Larry ​Fitzgerald​
Larry ​Fitzgerald​

Announced as No. 45 in Monday night's installment of NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2017," Larry Fitzgerald said in February that he'll return this fall to play his 14th NFL season. The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver currently has 14,389 career receiving yards -- which ranks him ninth on the all-time list.

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Michael Irvin​
Michael Irvin​

Sharpe only made the pro bowl 2/3 years with Favre. You know who made the pro bowl all 3 of those years? Rice and Irvin in the NFC. Reed and Jeffries in the AFC. So I would say Irvin, Reed and Jeffries all have better claims to being as good as Rice than does Sterling. Sterling couldnt even make 3 straight pro bowls.

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Don Hutson​
Don Hutson​

2. Don Hutson. Green Bay Packers (1935-1945) Rice is often thought of as the top player in all of NFL history, but Don Hutson held that honor for the league's first 50 years. He, Sammy Baugh and Otto Graham were in the conversation for that prize then. Hutson's NFL record of 99 career receiving touchdowns was not surpassed until 40 years after he retired.

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James Lofton​
James Lofton​

In fact, Lofton averaged more than 15 yards per catch in 14 out of his 16 NFL seasons, even though he is historically dismissed from the greatest wide receiver of all time discussion, despite retiring as the league’s all-time leader in receiving yards with 14,004 (now No. 10 on the list).

Lance Alworth​
Lance Alworth​

Lance Dwight Alworth is a former American football player who was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League and National Football League and Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He played for eleven seasons, from 1962 through 1972, and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978. He was the first player inducted whose playing career was principally in the AFL. Alworth is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Andre ​Johnson​
Andre ​Johnson​

Andre Johnson From one Hurricane to the next, Johnson was a premier receiver for over a decade with the Houston Texans. In 2003, the Texans selected Johnson No. 3 overall after an impressive career at Miami. The wide-out was the team’s second first round pick in team history. Over the next decade, Johnson essentially carried the entire offense during the franchise’s infancy.

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Isaac Bruce​
Isaac Bruce​

I think he should be the best receiver of all time but he can't pass Jerry Rice in this competition Jerry Rice is clearly the greatest in the history of the National football league (NFL) Way better WR than Chris Carter.

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Art Monk​
Art Monk​

Top 20 Greatest NFL Wide Receivers of All Time. ... 17 Art Monk. Via nfl.com. 16 James ... gold standard at the position by which all other wide receivers will be ...

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Reggie ​Wayne​
Reggie ​Wayne​

Reggie Wayne Wayne was overlooked throughout his career. He played alongside an all-time great in Marvin Harrison, and wasn’t even the first University of Miami receiver selected in the 2001 NFL Draft (Santana Moss).

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Fred ​Biletnikoff​
Fred ​Biletnikoff​

In January 2007, Biletnikoff retired as the wide receivers coach for the Oakland Raiders, which had been his role for 18 seasons starting in 1989. In February 1999, Biletnikoff's daughter, Tracey, was found strangled to death at age 20 in Redwood City, California.

Steve Smith ​Sr
Steve Smith ​Sr

Steve Smith Sr. sat down to discuss wide receivers being considered great too early and how NFL free agency has changed in recent years.

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Antonio ​Brown​
Antonio ​Brown​

Marvin Harrison, one of the best possession receivers ever, caught 522 passes in his first six seasons. In that regard, Brown is one of the best possession receivers at this point in his career, and he’s on a torrid pace going forward. While Brown is a big-play receiver when he gets the ball, he’s more of a volume pass-catcher.

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Raymond ​Berry​
Raymond ​Berry​

With all this in mind, we thought it time to look at the 10 best NFL wide receivers of all time, regardless of era. ... Raymond Berry. Team: Baltimore Colts ...

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Lynn Swann​
Lynn Swann​

13 Lynn Swann. Lynn Swann is a great wide ... Time Best Football Running Backs of All Time Best NFL Wide Receivers of All Time Most Popular NFL Teams Best College ...

Andre Reed​
Andre Reed​

Andre Darnell Reed (born January 29, 1964) is a former professional American football player. He played wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985–1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000).

Wes Welker​
Wes Welker​

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker caught his 50th career touchdown pass in the Broncos’ 39-36 Week 12 win over the Miami Dolphins. Welker entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2004, and in his 11 NFL seasons has put together a Hall of Fame-caliber resume.

Paul Warfield​
Paul Warfield​

On Monday, I explained my methodology for ranking every wide receiver in football history, and yesterday, I presented a list of the best single seasons of all time. Today the career list of the top 150 wide receivers. As usual, I implemented a 100/95/90 formula, giving a player credit for 100% of his production in his best season, 95% of his value in his second-best season, 90% in his third ...

Hines Ward​
Hines Ward​

The 2 touchdowns against the Bengals made Ward the Steelers' all-time touchdown receptions leader with his 64th touchdown reception. Then on December 20, 2007, Ward became the Steelers' all-time receiving yardage leader in a game against the St. Louis Rams.

Sterling ​Sharpe​
Sterling ​Sharpe​

For the first 60-plus years of pro football, Don Hutson was the greatest wide receiver this league has ever seen, and a case could be made that he’s the best of all-time. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/143974-why-jerry-rice-is-not-the-greatest-wide-receiver-in-nfl-history Before Hutson, passing was an abnormality.

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Julio Jones​
Julio Jones​

How does Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones stack up against the greatest of all time? What makes him such a powerful athlete? Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is unstoppable, no doubt about it. But is he the greatest of all time? On average, Julio Jones dropped 96.3 yards per game which is fantastic.

Charley ​Taylor​
Charley ​Taylor​

Charles Robert Taylor (born September 28, 1941) is a former American football player, a wide receiver in the National Football League for fourteen seasons, all with the Washington Redskins. Taylor was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1984.

Chad ​Johnson​
Chad ​Johnson​

Chad Javon Johnson (born January 9, 1978), formerly Chad Ochocinco, is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football for Santa Monica College and Oregon State University, and played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and the Miami Dolphins.

Charlie Joiner​
Charlie Joiner​

Perhaps the strongest receiver of all time, Irvin’s physical play fit the Cowboys’ offense like a glove.

Bob Hayes​
Bob Hayes​

Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys.An American track and field athlete, he was a two-sport stand-out in college in both track and football at Florida A&M University.He has one of the top 100 meter times by NFL players.

Don Maynard​
Don Maynard​

RANKED: The 25 Greatest Wide Receivers of All-Time. In NFL by Harris Ahmadzai / November 20, 2017 / Leave a Comment. 25. Reggie Wayne. ... 23. Don Maynard.

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John ​Stallworth​
John ​Stallworth​

A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Stallworth was an All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference receiver for Alabama A&M in 1972 and 1973. Stallworth earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Alabama A&M University.

Anquan ​Boldin​
Anquan ​Boldin​

Anquan Kenmile Boldin Sr. (/ ˈ æ n k w ɑː n /; born October 3, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver who spent 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2003 NFL draft.

Dez Bryant​
Dez Bryant​

The Cowboys are shaking up the wide receiver depth chart with the departure of Dez Bryant and the additions of Allen Hurns and Deonte Thompson in free agency.

Keyshawn ​Johnson​
Keyshawn ​Johnson​

It includes every starting wide receiver from throughout New York Jets history, including current wide receivers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all time, the best Jets WRs include Wayne Chrebet, Wesley Walker, Keyshawn Johnson, and Laveranues Coles.

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Brandon ​Marshall​
Brandon ​Marshall​

He led all NFL wide receivers in yards after first contact for the 2007 NFL season. Regarding Marshall's breakaway ability, cornerback Brandon Flowers said, "Brandon Marshall is a defensive lineman playing wide receiver. He wants to inflict punishment on you.

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A. J. Green​
A. J. Green​

Adriel Jeremiah "A.J." Green (born July 31, 1988) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Georgia, and was drafted by the Bengals fourth overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Jimmy Smith​
Jimmy Smith​

Smith is the son of Jimmy and Etta Smith. He attended Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi, where he earned all-state honors as a senior. He was given the nickname Silk by his teammates. College career. Smith attended Jackson State University and played wide receiver.

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Andre Rison​
Andre Rison​

Rison also trains wide receivers at the Andre Rison Football Academy, and he coached in the 2008 Hawaii All-Star Classic. Rison has also recently appeared on an episode of the MTV reality show Made. He worked to help a student become a high school varsity quarterback.

Donald Driver​
Donald Driver​

It includes every starting wide receiver from throughout Green Bay Packers history, including current wide receivers and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all time, the best Packers WRs include Donald Driver, Antonio Freeman, Sterling Sharpe, and Robert Brooks.

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Joey ​Galloway​
Joey ​Galloway​

He also was an All-Ohio choice in basketball and won the state championship in both the 100 and 200 meter dash in track. College career. Galloway played college football at Ohio State. While there he earned many honors and finished in the top five all time in many of Ohio State's receiving records.

Jordy Nelson​
Jordy Nelson​

Wide receiver Jordy Nelson talks with receivers coach Jimmy Robinson during the first day of the Green Bay Packers rookie orientation camp on May 2, 2008.

Henry Ellard​
Henry Ellard​

Henry Austin Ellard (born July 21, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1983–1993), Washington Redskins (1994–1998), and the New England Patriots (1998) of the National Football League (NFL).

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Rod Smith​
Rod Smith​

Roderick Duane Smith (born May 15, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver who played thirteen seasons for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri Southern State.

Herman ​Moore​
Herman ​Moore​

OK, Herman Moore wasn’t quite on Sanders’ level, but he still put together a pretty good career in the Metro City. Despite not having much from the quarterback position Moore was able to post some great numbers. In fact from 1994-97 he was definitely one of the NFL’s most dominant receivers.

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Plaxico ​Burress​
Plaxico ​Burress​

Plaxico Antonio Burress (born August 12, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver and is a coaching intern for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and also played for the New York Giants and the New York Jets.

Irving Fryar​
Irving Fryar​

Irving Dale Fryar, Sr. (born September 28, 1962) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for seventeen seasons. Fryar played college football for the University of Nebraska, and was recognized as an All-American.

Elroy Hirsch​
Elroy Hirsch​

Known as "Crazylegs," Elroy Hirsch could tear up a field during his playing days, as the former Chicago Rockets and Los Angeles Rams star traded off running back and receiver, but still managed to boast insane catching numbers such as his 18.1 YPR, and the 60 receptions he made in the end zone. In 1951 with the Los Angeles Rams, Hirsch recorded ...

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Greg ​Jennings​
Greg ​Jennings​

Gregory Jennings Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers out of Western Michigan University in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jennings also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. He is currently an analyst for Fox Sports and works with Jim Henderson or Tim Brando to call regional games.

Roddy White​
Roddy White​

Sharod Lamor "Roddy" White is a former American football wide receiver who played his entire professional career with the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at UAB, and was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

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Julian ​Edelman​
Julian ​Edelman​

Julian Francis Edelman (born May 22, 1986) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kent State and the College of San Mateo as a quarterback, and was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

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