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ESPN Columnist Calls Wayne the Best WR in the NFL

KC Joyner of has written his latest column, and it focuses on wide outs around the league.  While may think that Terrell Owens or Randy Moss is the best WR in the game today, Joyner has another opinion.  Reggie Wayne is the best receiver in football.  Here is the column portion of what Joyner says about Wayne:

2. The Colts’ Reggie Wayne is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Moss and Terrell Owens generally are said to hold this spot, but Wayne beats those two in one of the most important indicators of quality among wide receivers: the ability to beat any cornerback. Take a look at the totals of each of these three when facing cornerbacks last season:

Player Att Yards YPA TD INT Success %
Reggie Wayne 99 1,158 11.7 9 3 74.7
Terrell Owens 95 759 8.0 9 7 54.7
Randy Moss 127 924 7.3 15 4 63.8

Wayne easily topped the others in every sub-segment in this metric except in touchdowns, and he equaled Owens in that one. Wayne has spent his entire career playing in the shadow of Marvin Harrison, even though he has put up numbers just as good as Harrison’s in most years. In 2007, when Harrison was out for most of the season and Wayne finally got the Colts’ spotlight to himself, he still couldn’t avoid the shadow on a leaguewide level, even though he once again posted top-of-the-line totals.

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2 Responses to “ESPN Columnist Calls Wayne the Best WR in the NFL”

  1. Jane says:

    Couldn’t agree with you more. Although, I still think that Harrison is better…we’ll have to see how healthy he is.

  2. CF says:

    Look at randy moss TD to int ratio …

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