NFL: Randy Moss, Sidney Rice and The Rest of 2011's Free Agent Wide Receivers

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NFL:  Randy Moss, Sidney Rice and The Rest of 2011's Free Agent Wide Receivers
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Wide Receivers can impact NFL teams a lot more than you think. As far as my time as an analyst dates back, I've been able to subdivide good NFL wide receivers into two major categories:

1. Raw Talent Receivers

Raw talent receivers are receivers that come to the NFL with the necessary superstar talents, and they evolve on their own to their peak. This could be because of speed (DeSean Jackson, Mike Wallace), size (Braylon Edwards, Calvin Johnson) or they could possess some inexplicable skill where you know they are bound for superstardom (Randy Moss, Andre Johnson).

2. Feeding Receivers

Feeding receivers are receivers that excel because of the talent around them. Once they've improved enough, they remain good, even if the talent around them changes. This could be because of an outstanding quarterback (Austin Collie, Wes Welker), or they could use other skill players to their advantage, the way Anquan Boldin and Jeremy Maclin have evolved under Larry Fitzgerald and DeSean Jackson, respectively.

Come midnight on March 5, 2011, some of the better receivers in the NFL will be shipped all over the country and sign new contracts in new cities. On the other hand, some receivers will stay right where they are.

Here are the 15 most notable free agent wide receivers and where they could land.

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