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Pro Football Focus: Who has the best receiving corps?

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Pro Football Focus reviews the 2014 season to see which are the top 10 teams in terms of receiving talent.

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Pro Football Focus recently released a list of the top 10 receiving corps in the league. They based this mostly on their 2014 grades. This is not solely a wide receiver list as they include the pass catching abilities of tight ends in this ranking. While they don't account for the depth guys, the New York Giants still rank very highly.

Having the best wide receiver in football certainly helps a team on a list like this, but the Giants also have a nice surrounding cast for Odell Beckham Jr. Rueben Randle forced 13 missed tackles on his catches last year, which was 10th-best for all wide receivers. He was also very consistent, with no fumbles and just four drops. Victor Cruz returns as the Giants’ slot receiver, after ranking seventh in the NFL from that position in our yards per route run metric (before his injury). Throw in tight end Larry Donnell, who is a poor blocker but an average receiver, and you have a strong group of targets.

While it might be a stretch to call Odell Beckham Jr. the best receiver in the league already, it's tough to argue that the Giants boast one of the most talented receiving corps. Despite this, the Giants actually second in the division according to this ranking. The best receiving group in the division belongs to the Dallas Cowboys.

There are only six teams in the league who have both a wide receiver and tight end with PFF ratings above 80. The only one with a pair both above 83 are the Cowboys with Dez Bryant and Jason Witten — and both are above 87. While Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley aren’t big names, they aren’t liabilities to the team, either. Williams averaged 18.3 yards per catch last year with only three drops. Beasley had only one drop, and forced 11 missed tackles.

What do you think of the rankings, Giants fans?