Ranking the NFL's 10 Most Explosive Deep Threats

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Ranking the NFL's 10 Most Explosive Deep Threats
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What defines a good "deep threat" wide receiver? 

Is it a fast 40-yard dash time or how about YAC (Yards-After-Catch)? Maybe we can just chalk it up to how many yards a receiver puts up in any given season

Like everything else in sports, the definition for the "best" in a given category is murky and doesn't make a whole lot of sense. 

Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears is one of the fastest players in the NFL, yet we don't consider him a good receiver or a "deep threat".

Obviously, Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions led the league in receiving yards last year, but to simply label Megatron a "deep threat" belittles his talents and accomplishments.

So the following 10 wideouts will be evaluated on their "deep threat" potential as merited by some combination of the above three criteria, along with route-running and hands. 

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