Start with Rice No. 1, Moss No. 2 in best WR debate
There's no debating the best receiver of all time. After Jerry Rice, however, the debate gets tricky, Mike Sando writes.
Jerry Rice caught passes from two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He played for the most influential offensive coach of his era, surrounded by a roster flush with talent.
The most prolific receiver in NFL history also flourished after the league changed rules to favor the passing game, fueling statistical inflation on a scale previously unseen.
Rice had a lot going for him, in other words, but not enough to dissuade seven expert panelists from naming him ...
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BEST WIDE RECEIVERS
In Part 1 of a two-part report, Scouts Inc. ranks today's wide receivers from 1 (Randy Moss) to 64 (James Jones). In Part 2, ESPN.com ranks the top 10 wide receivers of all time. In the first presentation of this occasional series, ESPN.com ranked the all-time best QBs in February. | Discuss
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