Playing Dr. Frankenstein: Wide Reciever Edition

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Playing Dr. Frankenstein: Wide Reciever Edition
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What exactly is it that makes an elite NFL receiver? I mean Larry Fitzgerald, Randy Moss, Calvin Johnson, Steve Smith, and Andre Johnson all seem to be elite and perfect right?

Well it’s quite simple as to what makes an elite receiver actually but unfortunately for any of their respective teams none of the aforementioned guys posses the perfect skillset, which leads one to beg the question of “what skillset would create the perfect NFL receiver?”

A “Frankenstein receiver” if you will…

Well this is the perfect opportunity to examine such a question by examining the best players at the skills required to play at a high level in the National Football League.

These skills are hands, route running/finding holes in the zone, in-traffic ability, big play ability, ability after the catch, understanding of “x’s and o’s” and—to a lesser extent—run blocking.

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