Best NFL Wide Receivers of All Time

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21Isaac Bruce

He should be at least 5 come on. He has the number 1receiving yards, number 5 in receptions, and number 9 in touch downs and number 2 in average. He also has multiple recording records, was a great leader and is the rams won the super bowl! He has it all. And how can moss be 2 the only thing he beat Bruce in was the 40 yard dash! Everyone that voted has seen Randy play and is why they vote for him.

Smoothest route runner of all time. Great down field blocker as well, sprung blocks for Bettis, Marshall Faulk, and Steven Jackson. Old school baby! Pro bowler and super bowl champion. Life time RAM! Hall of famer for sure.

Set the record for receiving yards in a season for a few hours before Jerry Rice passed it the same day. He did it in a horrible offense, well before the Greatest Show On Turf. Retired 2nd all time in receiving yards. Should be higher than 19th without a doubt.

Isaac Bruce is easily top 10

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22Chad Ochocinco

Chad Johnson is one of the top 5 withe receivers in the NFL right now maybe top 10 all-time. His athletic talent is unbelievable. The dude is tall, amazing quickness and nice cuts. He outran a race horse, like seriously. He is not as fast as Randy Moss, does not have as great route running ability or hands such as Marvin Harrison, and does not have the consistency of Jerry Rice. He is a step or two under all those categories but that is still amazing considering the aforementioned players are the best in NFL history at those crafts. Playing alongside a future Hall of Famer quarterback such as Carson Palmer doesn't hurt. As long as the guy doesn't get traded (nor Palmer) and doesn't have season or career ending injuries (or Palmer) he will rack up stats that might put him in top ten categories when it comes to receptions, yards, and touchdowns all-time. He also has some of the best touchdown dances ever and the dude doesn't care if he is fined for it, he'll continue it and that's why ...more - yougnr1116

He has hands. Look up the video "ocho cinco can't be touched"

Guy changed is name because of his number

I don't think fitzgerald is better than Chad johnson.

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23Paul Warfield

Paul Warfield is the best wide receiver in NFL History. An ultimate weapon, he had 85 touchdowns on teams that ran the ball first. He averaged 20 yds a catch over his career. His receptions to touchdowns ratio is one of the highest in NFL History. He was instumental in helping his teams great running games by being a great blocker and keeping defences from stacking up against the run because of his big play ability. He went over the middle with no fear and played during an era where defensive backs knocked receivers all over the place.

He was a track star in college in the sprints and long jump. He had an unbelievable 20 yards per reception career average. He was incredible to watch. Great hands, great leaping ability, and beautiful pass routes. Should be rated in the top ten.

Obviously a young polling group. Paul Warfield's statistics stood out even though he played on two of the best running teams in the history of the NFL (Browns of the 1960's and the Dolphins of the early 70's. Still one of the top yds per reception averages in the history of the NFL. Speed, Hands, blocking down field, clutch and could get open in double coverage.

Sweetness of the 60s and 70s

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24Raymond Berry

One of the most precise route runners of all times. The younger guys don't know but he out thought and out worked the defenses. He also, worked with Unitas to set up plays based on the tendencies of the offense. He is a top 10 all time.

He was a pioneer that paved the way for others to follow who improved the position with analytical preparation that enhanced his natural abilities.

Easily top 5. Played in a shorter season and without the sissified rules that is in place today that opens up the passing game.
You can count the number of drop passes in his career on your hand.
Lastly when he scored, which was often, he didn't show boat like many of today's receivers do.

Should be considered in same sentence with Jerry Rice. Check how many passages he dropped during career.

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25Hines Ward

Not as big of an athletic talent as some of the names on this list, but he knew how to get open, had excellent hands, blocked better than any receiver, and was tough as they come. The thing I loved most about watching him play was to see him take a bone-rattling hit and just pop up off the ground with a big smile on his face.

Hines Ward and Isaac Bruce are both VERY underrated, they are two of the best of all time. Jerry Rice I agree number one easy. T.O. should not be that high up at all, I don't care what stats show, he needs to stop eating the popcorn it gives him, wait for it... Butter fingers. - steelerfan_1743

Not only does he excell as a receiver but he's a team player who doesn't hesitate to block for his teammates or do whatever it takes to advance the Steelers as a whole.

He's better than Wes welker

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26Dez BryantDesmond Demond "Dez" Bryant Sr. is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

By the end of his career he will be a HOF WR and known as one of the greatest receivers of all time! Mark my Words...

One of the best up and coming receivers. Next Cowboy great.

DeSean Jackson should be number 25 and dez should be 26

He should be number one in the nfl

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27Art Monk

Check out how many catches this Redskin had, during Super Bowl years.

Art Monk was the best at what he did. He did it within the regular season, post-season or superbowls. He was the best of his era. He caught many balls during the seasons he played and stood out as a quiet leader.

This voting is tilted to current and near current players with no consideration for accomplishments in the era and competition in which a player competed.

He should be number 55

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28Sterling Sharp

I always felt that if not for the neck injury, we would be talking about Sterling has the best receiver to ever play the game. He had better speed than Rice, he was stronger & more physical than Rice, & he had incredible hands like Rice. He'll always be one of my all-time favorites long after people have forgotten about him as far as the record books show

Better stats then a lot of players on list for such a short career. Put his numbers next to Rice 1st 7 years in league and while rice has better numbers Sterling is not far behind.

He was the only good receiver on the team, everyone on the defense knew the ball was coming to him, and he still caught a record number of passes.

Shut up you suck at this what do you think your doing he should be 2

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29James Lofton

"Arguably the best deep threat of all time. An eight time pro bowler and maybe the best long range speed and hands combination ever. Held the all-time receiving record at time of retirement. "Overcame extreme adversity and renewed his image in the NFL. Possibly the most inspirational play as a veteran ever by having over a thousand yards at the age of 35 although playing in an arsenal of wide receivers such as Andre Reed on the Buffalo Bills in the early nineties. " - uhprodigy80

Best Long Range Speed and hands combination ever . Doesn't have
as much credit as he deserves because of early altercations in his career. 14,004 career yards multiple plays of 70 yards or more in career. - uhprodigy80

Lofton deserves to be in the top 10. Never even in a pass oriented offense but was a hard nosed, ultra talented football player with the stats to match.

Wow 36? How burnt is this list? Hines Ward and Donald Driver are jokes take them off this list.

30Fred Biletnikoff

I'm a Rams fan but Fred could do something these youngsters can't - catch everything thrown to him - he is definitely top ten. This poll is skewed by the younger voters.

... this is absolutely the most ridiculous rating of receivers imaginable. Listing Fred Biletnikoff off the Top 10 of all time, is like listing Seattle Slew off the Top 10 list of greatest thoroughbreds...
The man never dropped a pass, always made himself an easy target for every QB he played with, with moves so subtle and precise that he made the defenders look like they were stuck in the mud... with 1 last drive left to win the game, this is the man I'd want out there... He's Top 5 in my book... do your research guys and study a little history...

Freddie B from FSU was the main reason stick-um was banned from NFL. Damn that southern boy could play... - damersh

Fred played at Florida, and Lester Hayes was responsible for the stickum, after he had 3 picks and the Raiders routed the Steelers in the 76 AFC CG. - Garebare48

He never gave up

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31Charlie Joyner

Excellent route runner! Great hands, good speed. Big heart! Finish from my high school, W.O. Boston, member of my church, all in Lake Charles, LA. Attended my favorite college Grambling St ^^ one of the greatest coaches ever Coach Eddie Robinson! Also LONGEVITY! Great humanbeing!

32Jordy NelsonJordy Ray Nelson is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

If he can avoid injuries for 10 years there's no question he'll be at the top of the list. Just look at his stats for every year since his rookie season, excluding 2012 when he was out for most of the season and played injured the rest of that season. He's as fast as a cheetah (went to college on a track scholarship, not a football scholarship) hard to tackle, great hands, great ball control, impeccable timing, leaps like a gazel, always has his head in the game and makes great blocks when he's not receiving. Oh, and plus, he is absolutely amazing on special teams when there's an onside kick; 9 times out of 10 he's the one who comes up with the ball.

The only reason he's not nearer the top of this list is he's still new to the league and missed most of the 2012 season. Check back in 10 years and he'll be in the top 10. Rodgers to Nelson is a better power duo than Bradshaw to Swan.

He deserves better in madden NFL I won't stop passing to him

Jordy is a beast as a former packer fan he will always be #1 on my list.GO SEAHAWKS

How is on this list

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33Tory Holt

Ranks #1 All-Time in yards per game which is over ten yards more then randy moss is was second, only player in history to have 1300+ yards 6 years in a row, best route runner in the game, on pace to rank in top 5 all-time in yards, catches and touchdowns, better hands then T.O could dream of (T.O lead the league in drops in 2006) and he is doing all this while sharing the load with issac bruce and steven jackson. Will end up in the Hall of Fame and ranked in top 5 all time in my opinion. Hes also a superbowl champion.

Holt Holt Holt....defently top 5, owns probowl best hands 5 years in a row, 7 thousand yards seasons and has better hands then anybody...must of cought bricks whn he was a kid, makes 70mph balls slamming into his hands look easy!

Torry Holt is a deep threat..he is great...a good WR..and he will be a future hall of famer.

Holt is the face of the Rams franchise.

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34Wesley Walker

Use to give the Dolphins nightmares. Had some of his biggest games against them.

He should be ranked higher along with Stallworth and Morgan. Wesley is the reason I began watching the NFL in '78. He ran by dbs like the weren't there. I saw him in 87 on mnf vs a your corner from Patriots that he left 20 yards behind and had to stop and wait for the pass from Ken O'Brien to get to him... He was awesome!

35John Stallworth

I can not believe in good conscience Stalworth was not in the top ten.GO STEELERS!!! - shirllene828

Why is this guy number 30 in the list he should absolutely be in the top 5

Higher up on the list... #30 is way too low!

This man was in my opinion better than Lynn Swan. Way underrated.

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36Greg Jennings

Most underrated player in NFL history... LOOK AT HIM, future hall of famer.

Greg Jennings and Chris carter are the best I have witness ed in my life

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37Victor CruzVictor Michael Cruz is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League.

He is a beast you are crazy if you don't rank him top 20.
SALSA ON!

I think AJ Green, Odell Beckham Jr, Wes Welker, and a lot more are better. But still a crazy good receiver.

This guy is unknown and only a bunch of salsa latinos vote for this one there like 678 wrs better than mr unknown bu

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38A. J. GreenAdriel Jeremiah "A. J." Green is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League.

Greatest of all time, young, fast, tall and a 5;8 wingspan it just don't get any better than that. I almost forgot the best one, future super bowl MVP!

He's the new kid on the block doing it big..

When it's all done top 10 mark my words

A. J. Green is the best he should be 4th just saying

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39Rod Smith

Rod's story is an inspiring one. It really is something to look up to. An he put up great numbers. He was a big time producer, eight 1000 yard receiving years and was a winner, 2 super bowl wins. He deserves to be much higher than Ocho, steve smith, and some of the guys still playing

are you kidding me? rod is not higher? lets see.. he is the all time leader in yards, rec, rec td's among all NON DRAFTED PLAYERS EVER! come on now..

When I watched Rod play he was an animal... he deserves a lot more credit than being number 31, Smith to me is one of the greates.

He should deserve more recognition for his greatness

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40Isaac Curtis

Before Chad Johnson (Or whatever his name is these days) There was Issac Curtis. Chad Johnson has had a good career with the Bengals, but so did Eddie Brown. But Issac Curtis in my opion is the best receiver in Bengals history. Ask Ken Anderson, who also happens to be the best quarterback in Bengals history.

If it wernt but for Isaac curtis most receivers wouldn't have the records they have now because of the 5 yard bump rule! He should be in the top 5!

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