- Mike Mazzeo, ESPN Staff Writer
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ESPN.com's K.C. Joyner wrote an Insider Piece breaking down the top free-agent wide receivers available this offseason. Here is his take on Giants' Super Bowl XLVI hero Mario Manningham.
Birthdate: June 6, 1986 (25 years old)
Height/weight: 6-0, 185 pounds
VYPA (Vertical Yards Per Attempt): 9.0
SVYPA (Stretch Vertical Yards Per Attempt): 8.9
Pros: Manningham's dominant postseason production isn't entirely an anomaly, as he had double-digit totals in each of the YPA categories in 2010. He is within a month and a half of being the second-youngest player in this comparison.
Cons: He was the only wideout in this group to not post a double-digit total in at least one of the YPA categories, and his 185-pound frame makes him the second-lightest wideout in this comparison.
Bottom line: Manningham's postseason performance, age and 2010 numbers show that he may have the most upside of any wideout in this group. Depending on how his postseason is viewed by teams in the free-agent market, he could end up as the best value acquisition wide receiver.