July 2, 2012

Ranking NFL Players By Position: Wide Receivers

#81 Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions

QB | RB | WR | TE

The 2012 season is about two months away, and it's a perfect time to rank NFL players by position. A combination of factors such as stats, overall performance, etc., determine where players are ranked. Analysis will be added very soon, I just wanted to get these rankings done first.

*Player ages are how old they will be on September 5th, NFL Kickoff date.



1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 236 lbs.
Age: 26 | Experience: 6 Years


2012 Season Stats:
96 Receptions, 1,681 Receiving Yards (17.5 YPC), 16 TD

Career Stats:
366 Receptions, 5,872 Receiving Yards (16.0 YPC), 49 TD





2. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 218 lbs.
Age: 29 | Experience: 9 Years


2012 Season Stats:
80 Receptions, 1,411 Receiving Yards (17.6 YPC), 8 TD

Career Stats:
693 Receptions, 9,615 Receiving Yards (13.9 YPC), 73 TD





3. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 226 lbs.
Age: 31 | Experience: 10 Years


2012 Season Stats:
33 Receptions, 492 Receiving Yards (14.9 YPC), 2 TD

Career Stats:
706 Receptions, 9,656 Receiving Yards (13.7 YPC), 52 TD





4. Wes Welker, New England Patriots
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 31 | Experience: 9 Years


2012 Season Stats:
122 Receptions, 1,569 Receiving Yards (12.9 YPC), 9 TD

Career Stats:
650 Receptions, 7,226 Receiving Yards (11.1 YPC), 32 TD





5. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 198 lbs.
Age: 28 | Experience: 7 Years


2012 Season Stats:
67 Receptions, 949 Receiving Yards (14.2 YPC), 9 TD

Career Stats:
389 Receptions, 6,171 Receiving Yards (15.9 YPC), 49 TD





6. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 211 lbs.
Age: 30 | Experience: 8 Years


2012 Season Stats:
100 Receptions, 1,296 Receiving Yards (13.0 YPC), 8 TD

Career Stats:
530 Receptions, 7,374 Receiving Yards (13.9 YPC), 45 TD





7. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 207 lbs.
Age: 24 | Experience: 2 Years


2012 Season Stats:
65 Receptions, 1,057 Receiving Yards (16.3 YPC), 7 TD

Career Stats:
65 Receptions, 1,057 Receiving Yards (16.3 YPC), 7 TD





8. Mike Wallace, Pittsburgh Steelers
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 199 lbs.
Age: 26 | Experience: 4 Years


2012 Season Stats:
72 Receptions, 1,193 Receiving Yards (16.6 YPC), 8 TD

Career Stats:
171 Receptions, 3,206 Receiving Yards (18.7 YPC), 24 TD





9. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
Height: 5-9 | Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 33 | Experience: 12 Years


2012 Season Stats:
79 Receptions, 1,394 Receiving Yards (17.6 YPC), 7 TD

Career Stats:
699 Receptions, 10,278 Receiving Yards (14.7 YPC), 59 TD





10. Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 208 lbs.
Age: 24 | Experience: 4 Years


2012 Season Stats:
76 Receptions, 1,192 Receiving Yards (15.7 YPC), 7 TD

Career Stats:
202 Receptions, 3,034 Receiving Yards (15.0 YPC), 24 TD





11. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 221 lbs.
Age: 27 | Experience: 6 Years


2012 Season Stats:
81 Receptions, 1,159 Receiving Yards (14.3 YPC), 5 TD

Career Stats:
356 Receptions, 4,927 Receiving Yards (13.8 YPC), 36 TD





12. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 230 lbs.
Age: 28 | Experience: 7 Years


2012 Season Stats:
81 Receptions, 1,214 Receiving Yards (15.0 YPC), 6 TD

Career Stats:
494 Receptions, 6,247 Receiving Yards (12.6 YPC), 34 TD





13. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 198 lbs.
Age: 33 | Experience: 12 Years


2012 Season Stats:
75 Receptions, 960 Receiving Yards (12.8 YPC), 4 TD

Career Stats:
862 Receptions, 11,708 Receiving Yards (13.6 YPC), 73 TD





14. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Height: 5-10 | Weight: 175 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 5 Years


2012 Season Stats:
58 Receptions, 961 Receiving Yards (16.6 YPC), 4 TD

Career Stats:
229 Receptions, 4,085 Receiving Yards (17.8 YPC), 21 TD





15. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 204 lbs.
Age: 25 | Experience: 3 Years


2012 Season Stats:
82 Receptions, 1,536 Receiving Yards (18.7 YPC), 9 TD

Career Stats:
82 Receptions, 1,536 Receiving Yards (18.7 YPC), 9 TD