The Dope 6: NFL WR CorpsOctober 10, 2012
Whether they are catching bombs, drag routes over the middle, or turning a quick screen into a long touchdown the passing game is at an all-time high. Yes, it’s a quarterback’s world, but shit…they’ve got to throw it to somebody and these somebodys are making life easy their quarterbacks. Checkout the The Dope 6 WR corps in the NFL.
San Francisco 49ers – Alex Smith is a good QB, not great but if he was these WRs would see the ball a lot more during the game. Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham, Ted Ginn Jr., Kyle Williams and Randy Moss make for a better than average WR corp that make Alex Smith’s job very easy. The group currently has 59 catches 662 yards and 4 touchdowns for the season.
New Orleans Saints – Marques Colston headlines this group that doesn’t get nearly enough credit with running mates, Lance Moore and Devrey Henderson. Drew Brees gets all the credit for the offensive production but these wide receivers get open. The group currently has 61 receptions 928 yards and 7 touchdowns for the season.
Atlanta Falcons – Roddy White and Julio Jones make this the most physical WR corps and with Harry Douglas manning he middle they are literally terrorizing the NFC right and are a major reason why the Falcons are undefeated. The group currently has 68 catches, 906 yards 7 touchdowns for the season.
Chicago Bears – In just one offseason the Bears a lethal passing attack. Probably their most prolific ever. Brandon Marshall has always been one of the best WRs in the league. Alshon Jeffery is the easily the best rookie WR in the league so far and there’s this one guy named Devin Hester too. As of Week 5, the group has 56 catches 794 yards 6 touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Steelers – This WR corp has managed to steal the identity of the Steelers. The Steelers have had dope WRs in the past, but they’ve always been known as a running team…until now. Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders constantly come up big for this Steelers. As of Week 5 the group has 57 catches, 720 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Green Bay Packers – James Jones, Donald Driver, Randall Cobb would easily be starters if they played for the New York Jets. Instead they are backups for the Packers who start Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. The group currently has 80 catches for 891 yards and 9 touchdowns.