2. Josh Gordon
I have a question for all the recruiting services out there that missed on this kid. He was only a three-star recruit coming out of the land of candy paint and lane switching, Houston, Texas. He played ball at Baylor for half a second, transfers to Utah and sits out a season, and then declares for the Supplemental NFL Draft. The Browns don’t do very many things right, but they did get it right when they selected Gordon.
He goes on to be the best rookie WR in the NFL in 2012 with 50 catches for 805 yards and five TDs. The Browns have less weapons than the entire country of Great Britain, so it’d be safe to assume that NFL coordinators would know Gordon is their only threat to score and subsequently double-team him, right? Correct… and it still didn’t work.
Gordon shut down the league with 87 catches for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in only 14 games last year. He was a First Team All-Pro in only his second season in the league. Let’s just hope he’s not suspended for the entire 2014 season, because it was reported he failed his second drug test in May.
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1. Dez Bryant
The X-Man. Dez is dangerous and he plays with more passion than a jealous ex-girlfriend. He balled out with 93 catches for 1,233 yards and 13 touchdown grabs.
The boy is a beast when the ball is in his hands, too. After Adrian Peterson, he’s the hardest person to tackle in the NFL. If I were starting a team today, my two wideouts would be Megatron on one side and the X-Man on the other.
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Majority will always rule when it comes to the court of public opinion. It’s divided on several things: vanilla vs. chocolate ice cream, iPhone vs. Android, Fallon or Kimmel. But one thing it’s not divided on is who is the best wide receiver in the NFL. It’s Calvin Johnson and it’s not up for debate.
He’s not as popular as Johnny Manziel, nor has he won any Super Bowls (let alone a playoff game), but I put money on it that your granny with the single gold tooth in her mouth knows Megatron is the best WR in the NFL.
If you want more proof on how revered CJ is, he just recently had his second signature sneaker drop, the CJ Trainer 2. With Darrelle Revis’ line fading, it’s by far the most popular line among football players.
We all know Johnson is the game’s top talent, but who’s coming in as the second-best WR? We took a look here.
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