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Power Ranking the NFL’s Top 15 WRs Before Training Camp

Power Ranking the Top 15 WRs In the NFL

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Wide receivers are some of the most important players in today’s NFL. They are expected to not only catch the ball, but also make plays once they have the ball in their hands. Needless to say, receivers don't have an easy job, but there are still several wideouts who can be considered great. That said, here are the top 15 receivers in the NFL heading into training camp.

15. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

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15. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

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Although teammate Larry Fitzgerald is the more popular player, Michael Floyd is the better receiver at this point. Floyd took some major strides forward last season, and he will continue to improve in his third season.

14. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

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14. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

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Despite the fact he is coming off an injury-shortened season, Julio Jones remains an elite receiver talent. With Matt Ryan throwing him the ball and Roddy White across from him, Jones is a prime candidate to enjoy a bounce-back season.

13. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

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13. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans

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Andre Johnson’s days as an elite receiver are likely over, however, he’s still a great weapon in the passing game. Whether he stays with the Texans or not, Johnson will be as productive as ever in 2014.

12. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

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12. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins

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Coming off a huge 2013 season, Pierre Garcon looks like a great bet to continue his production in 2014. Robert Griffin III has a great rapport with Garcon, and he should once again be a top producer.

11. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

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11. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers

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The undisputed top receiver in Pittsburgh, Antonio Brown was a monster producer in 2013, and he will likely be even better in 2014. The Steelers have a few more weapons around Brown, and with less pressure on him, Brown should thrive again.

10. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

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10. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

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Jordy Nelson has a well-deserved reputation as a playmaker, and it showed in 2013. Nelson was once again the top receiver in Green Bay, and at this point Nelson’s consistently great production has put him among the top 10 receivers in the league.

9. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

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9. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers

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Despite what Richard Sherman says, Michael Crabtree is actually anything but mediocre. Crabtree is actually one of the best weapons in the NFL when he’s on his game, and he really came into his own last season. With another season developing a chemistry with Colin Kaepernick, Crabtree should show up in a big way in 2014.

8. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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8. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Supremely athletic and a great fit in Tampa Bay’s offense, Vincent Jackson has remained one of the NFL’s best receivers since he joined the Buccaneers. Jackson instantly makes any passing game better, and he should become Josh McCown’s favorite target this season.

7. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

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7. Victor Cruz, New York Giants

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Despite the fact that he is coming off a slightly disappointing 2013 campaign, Victor Cruz remains one of the best receivers in the NFL. He is reliable and explosive, and Cruz should bounce back next season.

6. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

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6. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

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One half of Chicago’s dangerous receiver tandem, Brandon Marshall has rejuvenated his career with the Bears. Marshall is an athletic monster, and at this point you just have to expect he will put up big numbers.

5. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

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5. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

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The other half of Chicago’s dynamic receiving duo, Alshon Jeffery really burst on to the scene in 2014. Jeffery is a big, strong and athletic player, and he will be even better in 2014.

4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

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Among the most physically gifted players in the league, Demaryius Thomas looks to be an even bigger part of Denver’s offense in 2014 with Eric Decker gone. Thomas will be a huge producer next season; that much is certain.

3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

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3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys

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Now that he has gotten past the off-field problems that plagued him earlier in his career, Dez Bryant has become an elite receiver. Bryant is the total package, and he is the clear No. 1 receiver in Dallas.

2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

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2. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

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Since he came into the league, A.J. Green has been the picture of consistent playmaking. Green has the talent to be one of the best receivers to ever play the game.

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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Speaking of receivers with the talent to be one of the best to ever play in the NFL, Calvin Johnson remains the best receiver in the league going into 2014. Johnson is a complete player, and he is everything you want in a receiver.