Ranking the Receivers

If you were building a team, which wide receivers would you want to have? In today's pass-happy NFL, it is becoming more and more important to have a go-to receiver (or maybe three of them).

When I ranked the RBs, it was pretty obvious who was on top, much as it is with the receivers. Adrian Peterson is king of the running backs, and Calvin Johnson is king of the wide receivers. But where do you go from there?

Here is the list, which represents only my opinions, without any argument or justification. It assumes all players are healthy and able to play at full capacity with a QB that can get them the ball.

1. Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions)

2. Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons)

3. AJ Green (Cincinnati Bengals)

4. Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals)

5. Andre Johnson (Houston Texans)

6. Roddy White (Atlanta Falcons)

7. Victor Cruz (New York Giants)

8. Brandon Marshall (Chicago Bears)

9. Michael Crabtree (SF 49ers)

10. Percy Harvin (Seattle Seahawks)

11. Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos)

12. Hakeem Nicks (NY Giants)

13. Marques Colston (NO Saints)

14. Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys)

15. Vincent Jackson (TB Buccaneers)

16. Randall Cobb (Green Bay Packers)

17. Pierre Garcon (Washington Redskins)

18. Dwayne Bowe (KC Chiefs)

19. Reggie Wayne (Indianapolis Colts)

20. DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles)

21. Jordy Nelson (GB Packers)

22. Greg Jennings (Minnesota Vikings)

23. James Jones (GB Packers)

24. Wes Welker (Denver Broncos)

25. Danny Amendola (NE Patriots)

26. Mike Wallace (Miami Dolphins)

27. T.Y. Hilton (Indianapolis Colts)

28. Brian Hartline (Miami Dolphins)

29. Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers)

30. Anquan Boldin (SF 49ers)

31. Steve Smith (Carolina Panthers)

32. Eric Decker (Denver Broncos)

33. Torrey Smith (Baltimore Ravens)

34. Miles Austin (Dallas Cowboys)

35. Malcolm Floyd (SD Chargers)

36. Santonio Holmes (NY Jets)

37. Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars)

38. Sidney Rice (Seattle Seahawks)

39. Jason Avant (Philadelphia Eagles)

40. Mario Manningham (SF 49ers)

41. Tavon Austin (St. Louis Rams)

41b. Mohamed Sanu (Cincinnati Bengals)

42.Lance Moore (NO Saints)

43. Golden Tate (Seattle Seahawks)

44. Emmanuel Sanders (Pittsburgh Steelers)

45. Cordarrelle Patterson (Minnesota Vikings)

46. Jacoby Jones (Baltimore Ravens)

47. Devin Hester (Chicago Bears)

48. Santana Moss (Washington Redskins)

49. Josh Morgan (Washington Redskins)

50. Titus Young (FA)

Apologies to Rams, Seahawks and Vikings fans. For the Rams and Vikings: I couldn't rank your rookie receivers any higher until I actually see what they can do in the NFL (e.g., does Patrick Willis scare the living daylights out of them or not). For the Seahawks: I think that Percy Harvin is great, I really do. But I CANNOT rank him any higher than I have him until I actually see him help a team to get over the top. Maybe that will be this year. Maybe not. In the meantime, I would take 9 other guys before I took him.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Niners Nation's writers or editors.

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