Best Wide Receivers To Ever Play In The NFL


Get ready to go long, go deep, and go through our list of the top 15 wide receivers to ever play the game of football.

15. James Lofton – Green Bay Packers

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Lofton was not only the first player to reach 14,000 career yards, but he also played on eight Pro Bowl teams and was named to four All-Pro teams. When he was traded to the Buffalo Bills, he played in three Super Bowls. Over five seasons, Lofton averaged 20+ yards per reception to go along with his 75 career touchdowns.

14. Marvin Harrison – Indianapolis Colts

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Harrison became one of the most active wide receivers of his 1996 draft class with 1,102 receptions, 14,580 yards, and 128 touchdowns over the course of his career. He can also be credited for assisting Peyton Manning’s passing prowess, with the longtime Colt catching nearly a quarter of his touchdown passes.


13. Fred Biletnikoff – Oakland Raiders

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Before the NFL became a passer’s league, Biletnikoff was able to attain 40+ receptions over 10 consecutive seasons. The receiver was well-known for being productive when the lights were at their brightest. During the postseason, he became the all-time leader in receptions, receiving years, and touchdowns over 19 games.

12. Michael Irvin – Dallas Cowboys

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Irvin was a key player in the Cowboys’ Super Bowl victories in 1992 and 1993. He tied Charlie Joiner’s record for 30th all-time in NFL receptions and 21st in total yards (11,904). Not even a collarbone injury could keep Michael Irvin from making waves on the field in 1997 and 1998.