New York Giants: Ranking the Top Five Receiving Corps’ in the NFL

Which five NFL teams have the most impressive receiving corps? After the NFL draft there are several teams that have a solid group on paper, but will they be able to perform on game-day? We shall have to wait and see!

5.) Pittsburgh Steelers

Antonio Brown, that’s all folks. He’s a one man wrecking crew, and tears through defenses with ease on a weekly basis.

The Steelers just got Martavis Bryant back from suspension and will now bolster an upgraded offense with insane capabilities.

Markus Wheaton has emerged as the number three receiver, and has shown he’s capable of making a few clutch plays down the line.

The bottom line is that the Steeler's offense has three more than capable receivers with one super-star, and let’s not forget to mention LeVeon Bell who can act as a receiver as well.

If they aren’t in your top five you may want to reconsider.

4.) Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have one of the most dangerous group of receivers in the NFL, starring the almighty Julio Jones.

Matt Ryan has his choice of receivers to tear apart secondary’s with, and with Jones making ridiculous catches like the one in the Super Bowl, the offense is borderline unstoppable.

The emergence of Taylor Gabriel was a blessing for Atlanta, providing speed and a deep threat to complement Jones on the outside.

Gabriel has the ability to work out of the slot as well making him extremely dynamic and versatile.

With Gabriel's speed, Julio Jones's power and Mohamed Sanu's size, there is little the receiving corps for the Falcons can't accomplish.

Ultimately, the Falcons acquire one of the league’s best offenses, and with receivers like that, I would be one very worried opposing head coach.

3.) New England Patriots

How can you leave the Patriots out of the top five? They could have the three stooges out there and still manage to bolster a premier receiving corps! How? Tom Brady.

He makes every receiver a million time better, and will continue to do so until his arm falls off. But, luckily for Brady, he has several receivers that are actually very talented, making his job that much easier.

Headlining the Patriots’ receiving corps is Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and extraterrestrial Rob Gronkowski. Gronk is listed as a tight end, but I think we can justify his inclusion in this ranking.

The Pats recently acquired former Saint Brandon Cooks in a trade, making New England one of the premier deep threats in the league. His speed and quickness will be intimidating, especially with Brady manning the helm. 

2.) New York Giants

The New York Giants signed Brandon Marshall this offseason resulting in a top five receiving corps. Adding a number one receiver to a team that already has Odell Beckham Jr. will cause havoc for defenses.

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Marshall is only one-year removed from a 1,500-yard, 14 touchdown season.

If he can regain his form under two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning, the Giants offense will be one of the most potent in the league.

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First-round selection Evan Engram will keep linebackers and safeties busy as he’s a glorified wide receiver. And for good measure, let’s throw Sterling Shepard into the mix! What a squad they have going there.

Remember Earth, wind, and fire? I think we found the receiving version! Odell as the fire, B-Marsh as the earth and Engram/Shepard as the wind.  

You can be sure Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Apple are going to have a busy offseason.

1.) Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals have a stacked receiving corps, headlined by pro bowler A.J. Green, and first-round draft pick John Ross.

Ross broke the 40-yard dash record set by Chris Johnson with a 4.22 time. Adding him to a team with Green, Brandon LaFell, Tyler Boyd and Tyler Eifert is going to spell trouble for any and all defenses.

Green is coming off a season-ending injury, but if he’s 100% healthy come September he will surely take advantage of his one-on-one matchup’s.

The Bengals trio in 2016 only dropped three passes out of 105 catchable targets, according to profootballfocus.com.


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