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Even without Tom Brady, Wes Welker should have no problem surpassing 100-plus receptions with Denver.
With 100-plus receptions in five of the last six seasons, Wes Welker definitely ranks among the league's most feared wide receivers.
One of the most revered slot receivers in the league, Welker should continue to thrive in Denver with Peyton Manning at the helm.
Often overshadowed by the same Manning during his time in Indianapolis, Reggie Wayne showed last season that his production wasn't merely a product of playing with Manning.
His 106 receptions and 1,355 receiving yards last year were the second-highest of his career.
While Jordy Nelson may not compare to these two in receptions, he certainly trumps this duo in big-play ability.
With a career average of 15.2 yards per catch, highlighted by his 18.6 average in 2011, Nelson's big-play ability isn't matched by too many receivers.
Nonetheless, for all their acclaim, this threesome falls just short of making the list. For all the receptions Welker and Wayne have accumulated, they haven't caught very many in the end zone.
Wayne only scored five touchdowns last season, trailing Welker by one.
Nelson didn't fare much better in that category last season, as he only had seven. Still, he is only two years removed from his 15 TD campaign in 2011.
What Nelson lacks is consistency. He makes big plays when he gets his hands on the ball, but as his 48 receptions last year attest to, that's not very often.