A wide receiver is an integral part of an offense because of their ability to break open a game instantly.
Other than quarterback, wide receiver is perhaps the most high-risk, high-reward position in the NFL. For every superstar that has made their name in the NFL, there is one who vastly underachieved based on their draft position.
NFL teams want a playmaker who spreads the field, makes spectacular catches and help lead his team to victory.
Last season, a number of rookie wide receivers made their presence felt throughout the NFL such as Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace and the 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Percy Harvin.
Despite needs for every team at various positions, a dominant wide receiver could very well be the difference between making the playoffs and an early off season.
Here are five receivers who can help their teams make a playoff run.