Thanks to all of the recent discussion about Terrell Owens, new life has been brought to the debate, which is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Even though there are countless potential candidates, there are only a few who have the capability to make the big catch when the team needs a momentum change. Here are the five best wide receivers in the NFL
# 5 - Calvin Johnson ( Detroit Lions)
One of the best kept secrets in the NFL is wide receiver, Calvin Johnson, is hidden away in the roster of the first team ever to experience a 0-16 season. During the 2008 NFL, Calvin Johnson had 78 catches for 1,331 yards and 12 touchdowns for a team that had 5 different quarterbacks at the helm. It may have taken then 4 tries, but it appears the Lions finally selected a premier wide receiver that can not only stretch the field but is not afraid to catch the ball over the middle of the field. If you ask any Lions fans for the lone bright spot on a rather dismal season, without a doubt they will cite the work of Johnson.
In 2009, Johnson will be entering his third year in the league, so we should expect to see an increase in his numbers across the board. The future does look bright for Johnson, especially if the Lions are able to turn things around and actually find a capable quarterback to throw him the ball. When that eventually happens, expect Johnson to climbs the ranks and take over the top spot for best wide receiver in the NFL.