The 5 Best NFL WRs Not Named Calvin Johnson

  • 5. Brandon Marshall

    At 6-4, 230 pounds, Brandon Marshall is your prototypical possession wide receiver. He’s a bigger version of Michael Irvin. He’s eight years deep in the league but doesn’t play a day over 25 years old. Football players are supposed to decline once they get older, right? Not Marshall. The kid had his best year last year, 100 catches for 1,295 yards, and a career-high 12 touchdowns.

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  • 4. Julio Jones

    The ‘Bama boy was literally born ready. Jones should be nicknamed the Natural because he was a star as a kid, in college, and now in the NFL.

    He is a scary 6-3, 220 pounds, running a 4.38 40-yard dash. Bruh…. good luck guarding him one-on-one. He only played in five games last season after injuring his foot, but once he gets that wheel fixed Jones is someone you wouldn’t even want Deion Sanders guarding one-on-one.

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  • 3. A.J. Green

    Slim from South Cackalacky is the man dogg. The boy is only one cheeseburger bigger than Randy Moss at 207 pounds and exactly the same height at 6-4.

    I have absolutely no clue how Green gets off the line every week in press coverage. It’s like watching Mr. Miyagi get busy as he literally waxes on and off defenders trying to jam him at the line. Once he waxes them off, he waxes their behinds when he gets to the end zone.

    Last year was his best year with 98 catches, 1,426 yards, and 11 touchdowns. The absurd thing about his record-setting year last season was that it was only his third year. The sky’s the limit for Mr. Green.

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  • 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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  • Brandon Marshall
  • Julio Jones
  • Josh Gordon

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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