New York Giants Receiving Tandem Has Potential for Greatness

Vinny YeagerCorrespondent IMay 29, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MAY 09:  Ramses Barden #13 and Hakeem Nicks #18 of the New York Giants works out at rookie camp on May 9, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Minnesota Vikings had the deadly combination of Randy Moss and Cris Carter at wide receiver.

Although tempers did flair between these two players, their collective production was unbelievable. The stats they put up with quarterbacks Randall Cunningham and Daunte Culpepper were amazing, and they could go down in history as one of the greatest wide receiver duos ever.

The same eventually could come true for New York Giants rookie receivers Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden.

Both of these players have tremendous talent coming into their first seasons and can can only get better as their careers go on.

The only difference in Moss and Carter's comparison with Nicks and Barden is that Carter was already a seasoned vet by the time Moss came to the team.

Nicks and Barden are both entering the NFL as rookies and can make each other better by working together from the start.

The two Giants rookies both show great hands, as did Moss and Carter, and they give quarterback Eli Manning excellent targets. They will make Manning's job much easier if they bring in most of the balls that are thrown in their direction.

If Nicks and Barden work hard enough, they will find themselves among the league's top receiver duos and can go down as one of the greatest pair of receivers of all time.

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