Thelambeauzone’s Top Ten Wide Receivers in the NFL
1. Antonio Brown
- Antonio Brown is a once in a generation player. He is very fast, an amazing route runner, great hands, and has a knack for big plays. He does everything right, and his awareness is crazy. Can easily win one on one matchups by blowing by them, beating them with moves, or battling in the air.
2. Deandre Hopkins
-D Hop is the most complete receiver on this list. Hopkins has sneaky quickness and speed, but what really makes him who he is is his ability to catch ANY ball that comes his way. His body control, adjustments in the air, and hands are just something I don’t see in normal receivers.
3. Odell Beckham Jr. - Beckham hasn’t had the best season, but a lot of that has to do with Eli Manning and the offensive line. Beckham is the best route runner and has the best hands on this list. Silky smooth out of his break, with blazing speed and elusiveness. Excels as a deep threat and between the 20s. And his hands, well, everyone knows about those.
T4. Julio Jones
- You might be wondering, why is Julio so low on this list? Well, to me Julio Jones is still an elite receiver, just a little overrated. Julio Jones is a matchup nightmare, and with his size can win 50 50 balls with ease. He is VERY fast vertically and can get behind secondaries. Julio is big and strong, which makes him hard to take down. Only things holding him back are that he cannot seem to find the end zone! And he doesn’t make guys miss, and doesn’t win routes off the bat
T4. Davante Adams
Davante Adams is a touchdown machine. 28 in the last 2 and a half season, leading the NFL. Davante doesn’t quite have the speed or size of Jones, but has the best release off the line in the league, and it’s not close. He wins routes it the line of scrimmage which leads to wide open catches. Adams also is very hard to tackle, has great hands, and can make tough contested catches.