My Big NFL 5: Wide Receivers

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Oct. 29, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver (84) Randy Moss prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

 

3. Randy Moss (Vikings /Raiders/Patriots/Titans/49ers)

He says he is the greatest of all time. A lot of people have him as one of the Top-2, but I already have a Top-2 that really won’t be touched. I will say this for Moss though: He is this generation’s greatest WR, and there is no real challenge, not even Calvin Johnson. There is a reason that when little kids make awesome catches on the playground they call it “Mossing.” Another guy with off-field troubles, including getting cut from Florida State and transferring to the college I currently attend, Marshall University, he had a Hall of Fame caliber career their, including winning a Biletnikoff Award along with being a Heisman Finalist. He had an immediate impact in the NFL, recording 17 TD receptions as a rookie. In 2007, he broke the record for receiving TDs in a season with 23 en route to a 16-0 season with the Patriots.

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2. Michael Irvin (Cowboys)

This guy was Troy Aikman‘s favorite passing weapon, and he is the greatest Cowboys receiver of all time. Along with Aikman and Emmit Smith, Irvin and the Cowboys ruled the early 90s. He was a long time rival of Deion Sanders, which included the battles in college when he played for Miami while Sanders played for Florida State, and continued throughout their respective NFL careers (this included their Cowboys practices when the two played together). His Cowboys won 3 Super Bowls during his tenure.

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