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NFC South: Home of the NFL’s best wide receivers

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And it’s not close.

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It is no secret that the NFC South is loaded at wide receiver. Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, DJ Moore, Chris Godwin, Emmanuel Sanders, and Calvin Ridley present one of the deepest wide receiver groups in a single division in NFL history. It should come as no surprise then that CBS Sports ranked the NFC South as the division with the best wide receivers in football:

This division is hilarious. The two best receivers in the league right now are both here: Thomas and Julio. Evans and Godwin are each top-10 guys, with the talent to break into the top five. Moore is probably somewhere in the back half of the top-20, and Ridley and Sanders aren’t too far behind him. Anderson and Samuel have a ton of talent but haven’t totally put it together yet. Tyler Johnson would have gone a round or two earlier in the draft if he didn’t have as many injury issues.

Fans of the Atlanta Julio Joneses Falcons always get in their feels when Michael Thomas and Julio Jones are put in the same conversation:

But at the end of the day, whether Michael Thomas (who broke an NFL record for the most receptions in a single season last year) or Julio Jones (who owns zero NFL records in his 8-year career) is the best wide receiver in the division, it should be clear to fans of both that the NFC South has the best receiver group in all of football. That’s not even including names like Taysom Hill or All-Pro return specialist Deonte Harris at wide receiver.

In CBS’s list, coming in second was the NFC West, led by the likes of DeAndre Hopkins, Robert Woods, and Tyler Lockett. The AFC East was last in the rankings, with little outside of Stefon Diggs and Julian Edelman.


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