What's the best WR duo in the NFC East?

August, 26, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

I was reading Kevin Seifert's NFC North blog earlier today when I noticed that Lions wide receiver Roy Williams claimed that he and Calvin Johnson are the third-best receiving duo in the league. Williams was humble enough to rank Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne first. And he put Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh in second place.

I'm wondering how you guys would break down the duos in the NFL East? It's pretty obvious that Terrell Owens is the best wide receiver in the division, but his sidekick Patrick Crayton still has a lot to prove.

If the Redskins were thrilled with Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El as their starters, they probably wouldn't have drafted two receivers in the second round. But the Redskins look positively loaded at receiver next to the Eagles, who might begin the season without starters Kevin Curtis and Reggie Brown. At this point, rookie DeSean Jackson and Hank Baskett are the starters.

I think it comes down to T.O.-Crayton vs. Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer (with Domenik Hixon nipping at his heels). T.O. is more explosive than Burress, but not by much. Toomer has a lot more experience than Crayton, and has played in a lot of big playoff games.

I think you have to choose T.O. and Crayton because they're more explosive than Burress and Toomer. The Giants won the Super Bowl, but quarterback Eli Manning will be the first to tell you that his offense didn't hit on enough big plays during the regular season.

Now, I'm anxious to see what you guys think.

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