Is Philadelphia Eagles’ Desean Jackson Top 5 WR in NFL?

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So what’s funnier than Philadelphia Eagles DeSean Jackson thinking he’s a top-five wide receiver in the NFL? Probably nothing. The sixth-year receiver has recently told sources that he thinks he is a top-five receiver in football when asked about NFL.com‘s recent ranking of Jackson as No. 31 in the top-40.

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For him to believe he is in the top-five in the NFL in terms of receivers is ridiculous. In my opinion, he’s not even top-five in his own division. The NFC East is home to guys like Dez Bryant, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Pierre Garcon and Miles Austin– all guys that are the same age or younger than Jackson with more upside.

Is Jackson’s ego too large for a guy that’s 5-foot-10, weighs 175 pounds soaking wet and has never caught more than 62 passes in a single season? The simple answer to that question is yes.

It’s nearly comical to see this guy speak so highly of himself when others do not. Remember when he was criticized by his own coach and teammates for not trying or running the routes that he was supposed to? Remember when he taunted defenders before even scoring the touchdown? Remember when he was barely the top-three receiver on his own team?

I do.

While he may be exciting to watch and an electrifying punt returner, Jackson is not what he thinks he is.

He is a top-five receiver, though– on his own team.

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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