The AFC North has an indefinite amount of good and great wide receivers, such as Terrell Owens, Anquan Boldin, Hines Ward and Mohamed Massaquoi. More importantly the AFC North teams have pairs in the wide-out slot who will make things challenging for their opposition.
Inside this slideshow, I will go in depth of the top wide receiver combination in the AFC North.
This pair is very deadly and volatile, on and off the field. Ochocinco is still a young, reliable receiver, and T.O, despite is age, still has speed and can match up with one on one coverage. With Terrell Owens manning the No.1 receiver position, and Ocho with the No. 2 receiver position and newly signed Antonio Bryant in the slot, Carson Palmer shouldn't have trouble finding hands.
Is the Raven's wide receiving core as good as the Bengals? Absolutely not but it is an effective and dangerous set of receivers. The Ravens have Anquan Boldin, who has proven to be reliable and worthy of the No.1 receiver spot, and then you have the trustworthy but older veteran presence in Derrick Mason. Very effective wide receiving unit.
I think the Browns receiving core is better than the Steelers. Yeah, I do. But before you think I am crazy, here is my reasoning. Mohamed Massaqoui is better than Mike Wallace. The Steelers receiver had just 100 more yards than Massaquoi in 2009. And despite having the leagues worst quarterbacks in Anderson and Quinn, Massaquoi was able record 624 yards in 2009. As for Josh Cribbs, take or leave it. He's a game changer.
Mike Wallace in my opinion is overrated, he was only good because of the teams covering Holmes and Ward. Holmes demanded doubled coverage, because he is a play-maker on the outside and just that good. As for Ward, he's aging, but is still reliable, and had a good season in 2009. But that was again because of Holmes. Expect Wallace to fail in the No.1 spot where Holmes once was.