The NFL is in the midst of a makeover into an ultra-fast, pass-happy league, putting heavy emphasis on teams loading up on wide receivers that are not only talented, but dependable.
With the league centered on the quarterback, guys like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli and Peyton Manning receive all the accolades. But where would they all be without their stable of targets to throw the ball to?
Without guys that can stay healthy and catch literally anything thrown their way, we wouldn't witness these quarterbacks registering 5,000-yard seasons or six-touchdown games.
We sometimes take for granted that the quarterback is the face of the NFL and their particular franchise. But we must realize that there are 52 other players on the roster, namely the players that make the guy under center look so good.
Here the five most dependable wide receivers in the NFL.