Creating the Perfect Wide Receiver

Seth Cox@sethcoxtshqCorrespondent IJune 10, 2009

Creating the Perfect Wide Receiver

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    SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 19:  Former 49er Jerry Rice addresses the crowd during a ceremony held in his honor during half time of the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Monster Park on November 19, 2006 in San Francisco, C

Height

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    GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants catches a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter over Ellis Hobbs #27 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of P

Speed, Release and Elusiveness

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    CHARLOTTE - OCTOBER 26:  Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers runs on the field during the game against of the Arizona Cardinals at Bank of America Stadium on October 26, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Route Running

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    FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots runs the ball during the game with the St. Louis Rams at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Hands

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    INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 07:  Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts can't make a play on a ball thrown to him against Simeon Castille #21 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyon

Blocking

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    NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 21:  Hines Ward #86 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during their game on December 21, 2008 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Catching in Traffic

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    HOUSTON - DECEMBER 28:  Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans makes a catch for a touchdown over Charles Tillman #33 of the Chicago Bears for a 14-10 lead during the first half at the Reliant Stadium December 28, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Harry

Yard After Catch

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    HOUSTON - OCTOBER 19:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a touchdown pass reception against DeMarcus Faggins #38 of the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on October 19, 2008 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Ima

Leaping Ability

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Body Control

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    HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 08: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the NFC All-Stars Arizona Cardinals leaps and catches a 2 yard touchdown pass while covered by cornerback Cortland Finnegan #31 of the AFC All-Stars Tennessee Titans in the 2009 NFL Pro Bow

Toughness

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    GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 2:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals eludes linebacker Andra Davis #54 of the Cleveland Browns during a 27-21 win at University of Phoenix Stadium December 2, 2007 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin Terr