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.
Just look at NFC title game numbers. Julio is on another level when the lights are the brightest. It’s really not even a debate.— FalconFanTC ™️ (@FalcFanCoulborn) July 6, 2020
What do mean?! Julio is the best receiver in the NFL Bud if anything he’s playing to keep that title attached to his name https://t.co/0ns4viPhcN— TheManHenry (@TheManHenry22) July 6, 2020
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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