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Power Ranking the Best WR Corps in the NFC South

Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterMay 15, 2012

With one of, if not the best quarterback in the NFL in Drew Brees, not to mention three rising starts in Matt Ryan, Cam Newton and Josh Freeman, the NFC South has become pass-happy. That should make it loads of fun to power-rank the wide receiver corps in the NFC South.

While Carolina might have the best receiver in the division, he’s going to continue running into double teams if Carolina can’t find a capable No. 2 opposite Steve Smith. Their top receiver outside of Smith from 2011 bolted via free agency, so the Panthers have their work cut out for them.

Adding Vincent Jackson to this receiving corps in Tampa Bay was a stroke of genius for general manager Mark Dominik. He’ll bring 1,000-yard receiving potential to a team that hasn’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2008.

Grading the receivers in New Orleans versus the ones in Atlanta was a tough task. I ultimately added upside to the equation and easily went with Atlanta.

The Saints are always going to be deadly with Drew Brees throwing the ball, and Marques Colston and Lance Moore are experts in this system.

If Roddy White isn’t the best receiver in this division, he’s No. 2, and Julio Jones has the potential to be just as good. The Falcons could have two 1,000-yard receivers as early as 2012.

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