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New York Giants Receiving Corps Ranked No. 4 in NFL

July 17th, 2013 at 8:30 AM
By Casey Sherman

Chris Wesseling of NFL.com was inspired to rank the "NFL's Top 10 Receiving Corps" after Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson proclaimed his team had the league's best. In his rankings, Wesseling had the New York Giants in the top five — at number four, to exact. Johnson's Bills failed to make it.

'Eli Manning and the Giants in shot-gun' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Giants ranked fourth, one spot behind rival Dallas Cowboys who boast a unit including Dez Bryant, Miles Austin, Dwayne Harris, Terrance Williams, Jason Witten, James Hanna and Gavin Escobar.

"Bryant took advantage of a soft schedule and a bevy of shootouts down the stretch, but it's still impressive that his final eight games project to 1,758 yards and 20 touchdowns across a full season. He's here to stay as a No. 1 receiver. Austin can be one of the league's top second fiddles as long as he can put his hamstring issues behind him. Witten hasn't missed a game in nine years."

Is the Cowboys receiving corps better than the New York Giants though who when healthy have Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Reuben Randle, Louis Murphy and Brandon Myers?

"When healthy, Nicks is one of only a dozen NFL wide receivers capable of drawing and beating double coverage. Cruz is the only player in the NFL with at least 80 receptions, 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns in each of the past two seasons. Randle should be an upgrade on Domenik Hixon in the third receiver role."

The number one ranked team is the Atlanta Falcons who have an impressive trio including Julio Jones, Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez. Behind them is the Denver Broncos who added Wes Welker to an already impressive unit including Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen.

The rest of the top ten included 5. Green Bay Packers, 6. New Orleans Saints, 7. Seattle Seahawks, 8. Arizona Cardinals, 9. Indianapolis Colts and 10. Philadelphia Eagles.

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Tags: Brandon Myers, Domenik Hixon, Football, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Murphy, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Victor Cruz

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3 Responses to “New York Giants Receiving Corps Ranked No. 4 in NFL”

  1.  Krow says:

    This ranking seems about right … I can’t quibble with it.

    As for the previous article concerning our post-season prospects … that’s kind of right too. Though I disagree with the constant media Redskins suckfest. They’ve replaced Dallas as the league’s most over-rated franchise. However … potentially trumping everything is the fact that the NFC East is in a weak phase. Almost any team could steal it.

  2.  NOLAGiant says:

    I can’t argue with being one spot behind Dallas.

    I would say the Giants have the second to third best WR duo in Nicks and Cruz, but if were talking the entire receiving corp, Jason Witten definitely props up the Cowboys more than Brandon Myers and Rueben Randle combined. This could all change after seeing them work together, but Randle is still unproven we’ll have to see how Myers does when hes not the only target on a team.

  3.  Lou D. says:

    Myers and Murphy are highly underrated at this point having never been on a good team or having a great QB throwing to them. Eli makes this group better than Romo makes his group. By the end of the year the Giants will have the no. 1 core in the NFL (if they all stay healthy).

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