NFL Sophomore Slumps, Jumps, and Chumps: Wide Receiver

The GhostwriterContributor IIOctober 16, 2009

NFL Sophomore Slumps, Jumps, and Chumps: Wide Receiver

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13:  Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants eludes a tackle attempt from Andre Carter #99 of the Washington Redskins enroute to a touchdown on September 13, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Phot

Sophomore Rank No. 20 Dexter Jackson (CAR)

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    NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 15: Dexter Jackson #10 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers runs back a kickoff against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason NFL game at LP Field on August 15, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans beat the Buccaneers 27-20. (Photo by

Sophomore Rank No. 19 Jerome Simpson (CIN)

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    CINCINNATI - MAY 2:  Second round draft pick Jerome Simpson #89 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a pass during rookie mini camp May 2, 2008 next to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 18 Early Doucet (ARZ)

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    FLAGSTAFF, AZ - JULY 31:  Wide receiver Early Doucet #80 of the Arizona Cardinals catches the ball during the team training camp at Northern Arizona University on July 31, 2009 in Flagstaff, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 17 James Hardy (BUF)

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    JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 14:  Wide receiver James Hardy #81 of the Buffalo Bills reaches up to make a tochdown catch late in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on September 14, 2008 in Jacksonville, F

Sophomore Rank No. 16 Harry Douglas (ATL)

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    FLOWERY BRANCH, GA - MAY 9: Wide receiver Harry Douglas #83 of the Atlanta Falcons works out during minicamp at the Falcons Complex on May 9, 2009 in Flowery Branch, Georgia. (Paul Abell/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 15 Chaz Schilens (OAK)

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    ALAMEDA, CA - MAY 09:  Chaz Schilens #82 of the Oakland Raiders works out at the rookie mini-camp at the Raiders training facility on May 9, 2008 in Alameda, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 14 Limas Sweed (PIT)

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    PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 13: Limas Sweed #14 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch as Karlos Dansby #58 and Bryant McFadden #25 of the Arizona Cardinals make the tackle during a preseason NFL game August 13, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sophomore Rank No. 13 Devin Thomas (WAS)

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    BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 13:  Devin Thomas #11 of the Washington Redskins makes a catch during warm ups of a NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens on August 13, 2009 at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.   (Photo by Mitchell Layto

Sophomore Rank No. 12 Malcolm Kelly (WAS)

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13:  Malcolm Kelly #12 of the Washington Redskins warms up before playing the New York Giants on September 13, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 11 Keenan Burton (STL)

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    EARTH CITY, MO - MAY 9: Keenan Burton #14 of the St. Louis Rams hauls in a pass during a mini camp on May 9, 2008 at Russell Athletic Training Facility in Earth City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 10 Jordy Nelson (GB)

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    GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers steps out of bounds as he returns the opening kick-off against the Chicago Bears on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15.

Sophomore Rank No. 9 Eddie Royal (DEN)

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    DENVER - AUGUST 30:  Wide reciever Eddie Royal #19 of the Denver Broncos makes a reception and and picks up yardage against the Chicago Bears during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 30, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Bears defea

Sophomore Rank No. 8 Davone Bess (MIA)

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    MIAMI - JANUARY 4:  Davone Bess #15 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball during an AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens on January 4, 2009 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 7 Andre Caldwell (CIN)

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    CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 27:  Andre Caldwell #87 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Bengals won 23-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 6 Donnie Avery (STL)

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 13:  Donnie Avery #17 of the St. Louis Rams against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on September 13, 2009 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 5 Josh Morgan (SF)

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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 22:   San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Josh Morgan #84 goes up for the ball as Oakland Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson #37 defends during the 1st quarter as the San Francisco 49ers host the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park Augu

Sophomore Rank No. 4 Pierre Garcon (IND)

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    INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 04:  Pierre Garcon #85 of the Indianapolis Colts reaches up for the ball while defended by Kelly Jennings #21 of the Seattle Seahawks at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 4, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 34-17.  (Photo by

Sophomore Rank No. 3 Earl Bennett (CHI)

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    GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Earl Bennett #80 of the Chicago Bears participates in warm-ups before a game against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonath

Sophomore Rank No. 2 DeSean Jackson (PHI)

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    PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 11: DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs up the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 11, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Sophomore Rank No. 1 Mario Manningham (NYG)

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 05:  Mario Manningham #82 of the New York Giants runs with the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during their game on October 5, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)