Jerry Rice and the Top 50 Wide Receivers of All Time

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Jerry Rice and the Top 50 Wide Receivers of All Time
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Like almost no other position in any sport, wide receiver is one that is undoubtedly synonymous with one word: glory.

Wide receivers consistently score in an exciting fashion. More often than not, the touchdowns they score aren't simply one yard goal-line situations, but are longer catch and runs.

They are exciting. When kids grow up, they dream of being a wide receiver.

Yet they're a fickle position. Unlike running back or quarterback, wide receivers are heavily dependent on the other "skill positions" (particularly the quarterback).

As a result, we've seen a proliferation of personalities at the wide receiver position. In some cases, they seem to have an inferiority complex, showboating in an effort to remind people how important they are.

But many more receivers are simpler than that. There's is an exact science spliced with art. Route running, zonal intelligence, dexterity and a willingness to absorb big hits are crucial skills.

This combines with pure athleticism, and most of all, the ability to catch anything. One man dominated this position like no one else in history. Everyone after him? Let the debate begin...

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