Can the Oakland Raiders' Receiving Corps Become Elite?

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Can the Oakland Raiders' Receiving Corps Become Elite?
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It was no doubt a heartbreaker as Oakland Raiders fans saw their team go 8-8 once again in 2011. 

To be so close, yet so far from a playoff berth two years in a row is the most disappointing feeling for such a loyal fanbase.

One of the many discussions among fans is: Which season was stronger—2010 or 2011?

In my opinion, 2011 was a much stronger season because we saw the maturation process of a young receiving corps who finally showed their talent and potential.

Say what you want about the firing of coach Hue Jackson (a decision by new general manager Reggie McKenzie that I am 50/50 on), but if there is one thing McKenzie can do, it's get production from his skill positions.

In 2011, we saw this underdog receiving corps prove that they can produce at a respectable level in the NFL.  Now the question is: Can this corps ever be considered elite?

That may be a question that only the starting quarterback can answer, but these receivers definitely have the talent.

Let's take a look at each one of these receivers and analyze what they bring to the table as a unit.

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