Rank 'Em: Greatest NFL Wide Receiver

Created: December 28, 2009, 10:34 AM

Where does Terrell Owens rank?

How do you rank the greatest wide receivers in NFL history?

Thanks to Jerry Rice, wide receiver isn't a position that seems to inspire debates of historical placement the same way we argue about Jim Brown, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders at running back or Joe Montana, John Elway, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning at quarterback. But even if Rice is unanimous at No. 1, the rest of the top 10 is ripe for debate.

Size up the 20 candidates below and put them in their rightful places.


 
How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
 
  • 1962-1972
    7 Pro Bowls
    6-time All-Pro
    542 receptions
    10,266 yards, 85 TD
  • 1955-1967
    6 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
    631 receptions
    9,275 yards, 68 TD
  • 1988-2004
    9 Pro Bowls
    1,094 receptions
    14,934 yards, 100 TD
  • 1994-2009
    4 Pro Bowls
    1,024 receptions
    15,208 yards, 91 TD
  • 1987-2002
    8 Pro Bowls
    2-time All-Pro
    1,101 receptions
    13,899 yards, 130 TD
  • 2004-present
    3 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
    520 receptions
    7,050 yards, 58 TD
  • 1996-2008
    8 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
    1,102 receptions
    14,580 yards, 128 TD
  • 1935-45
    8-time All-Pro
    488 receptions
    7,991 yards, 99 TD
  • 1988-99
    5 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
    750 receptions
    11,904 yards, 65 TD
  • 2003-present
    3 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
    581 receptions
    7,883 yards, 42 TD
  • 1976-89
    7 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro13,089 yards, 100 TD
  • 1980-95
    3 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
    940 receptions
    12,721 yards, 68 TD
  • 1998-present
    6 Pro Bowls
    4-time All-Pro
    921 receptions
    14,390 yards, 148 TD
  • 1996-present
    6 pro Bowls
    5-time All-Pro
    1,002 receptions
    14,886 yards, 143 TD
  • 1985-2000
    7 Pro Bowls
    951 receptions
    13,198 yards, 87 TD
  • 1985-2004
    13 Pro Bowls
    10-time All-Pro
    1,549 receptions
    22,895 yards, 197 TD
  • 1988-94
    5 Pro Bowls
    3-time All-Pro
    595 receptions
    8,134 yards, 65 TD
  • 1974-82
    3 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
    336 receptions
    5,462 yards, 51 TD
  • 1964-77
    8 Pro Bowls
    1-time All-Pro
    649 receptions
    9,110 yards. 79 TD
  • 1964-77
    8 Pro Bowls
    2-time All-Pro
    427 receptions
    8,565 yards, 85 TD