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1. Terrell Owens - Dallas Cowboys : Now, I can make a case for 5 or 6 receivers in the top spot, but i picked T.O. and this is why. First of all, he has all the stats and accolades to back this up and i don't think that that can be challenged or disputed. But another reason is that he has never been on a bad team. Every team he has gone too, he has brought them success. The Philadelphia Eagles acquired him and finally made the Super Bowl and only 2 years after acquring him, the Cowboys won the NFC East for the first time in 9 years and a 13-3 season, a Cowboys record.

2. Chad Johnson - Cinncinati Bengals : Ocho Cinco is here mainly because he can beat any defender on any Sunday. He has the explosive speed to beat any top corner and the route running ability to make the best look like 10 year old peewees. Also, he manages to pick up stats that are near or at the top of the league with an offense that spreads the ball out between himself, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chris Henry and Rudi Johnson

3. Marvin Harrison - Indianapolis Colts : This man has done it all. He owns the record for most receptions in a season (143), holds every quarterback to receiver record with Peyton Manning there is too hold, and won a Super Bowl. Another thing is how he does all this without saying much and just letting his play do the talking.

4. Randy Moss - New England Patriots : Many would say that he belongs higher then this, and here is my reason for keeping here. For starters, although 23 TD receptions is an amazing feat, it probably wouldn't have happened in any other offense or without an elite quarterback in Tom Brady. Also, this is the best OVERALL receivers and he showed that unless he's on a good team, he doesn't care in Oakland.

5. Torry Holt - St. Louis Rams : One thing that puts him up here, that most other top tier receivers haven't done, is win a Super Bowl. Another is his ability to play every game. In his 9 years in the NFL, Holt has started all but 2 games, missing them due to a nagging knee injury.

6. Steve Smith - Carolina Panthers : Now, Smith was probably at #2 at the beginning of the year in my opinion, but dropped due to a bad season and other receivers playing well. Steve Smith seemed to be off to another Pro Bowl season, with 35 receptions, 496 yards, 6 TD's and 82.7 receiving yards a game. In his last 10 games, however, he managed only 52 receptions, 506 yards, 1 TD and 50.6 receiving yards a game.

7. Reggie Wayne - Indianapolis Colts : Wayne probably launched himself into the top receivers in the game, with his second straight Pro Bowl and leading the league in receiving yards with 1,510 yards. Also, he proved he can be a number one receiver in this league and be successful when he took over that role after Harrison got hurt, and led the Colts in every receiving category.

8. Braylon Edwards - Cleveland Browns : Edwards had a breakout season, and also led the Browns to there best season in recent memory with a surprising 10-6 record. He finished the season with 80 receptions, 1,289 yards and 16 TD's, leading the Browns in the latter two stats. He was also voted to his first Pro Bowl and was second in the league with 16 receiving TD's.

9. Andre Johnson - Houston Texans : Johnson has a breakout season in 2006, and didn't look like slowing down in 2007 until he suffered a knee injury. He was a huge part of there offense, recording 60 receptions, 851 yards and 8 TD's in only 9 games. Also, to show his importance to there offense, the Houston Texans were 6-3 with Johnson in the lineup and 2-5 without.

10. Plaxico Burress - New York Giants : Plax had somwhat of a breakout with 70 receptions, 1,025 yards and 12 TD's. He also did this while not practising once during the year due to a naggin ankle injury, and a swollen left knee.

11. T.J. Houshmandzadeh - Cinncinati Bengals : T.J. showed that he was a model of consistency this year, recording under 5 receptions in a game only 3 times and starting the season with a touchdown in 8 straight games. He is a perfect compliment to his super star teammate, Chad Johnson, being a good possision receiver while Ocho is the dangerous type. He also voted to start his first Pro Bowl.

12. Anquan Boldin - Arizona Cardinals : Many would say that he is not as good as his teammate, Larry Fitzgerald, but i tend to disagree. I think that he and his teammate are very close, but give him the edge because of his ablility to play the physical game, bump-and-run, and still get the stats he does.

13. Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals : Fitzgerald, like Houshmandzadeh, is a model of consistency. He has never put up less then 6 TD's in a season, has 100 receptions in 2 of his 4 season, and has done it with 3 different starting quarterbacks.

14. Marques Colston - New Orleans Saints : This seventh round pick out of the small university of Hofstra was never expected to be this good. After having a monsterous rookie season, which many believed he should of won offensive rookie of the year over Vince Young, Colston followed it up with another solid and recognition worthy season. After putting up 70 receptions, 1,038 yards and 8 TD's in 14 games his rookie season, he followed it up with 98 receptions, 1,202 yards and 11 TD's this season.

15. Roy Williams - Detriot Lions : Williams was the only Mike Millen Wide Receiver to be successful to date. He has had 4 solid seasons and has been a starter since he was in the league. He also does this while splitting the offense with receivers like Mike Furrey, Shaun Macdonald and Calvin Johnson


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