Seeing is Believing the Comparisons of Outstanding Wide Receivers
Damali Binta – Apr 2, 2012
In the 21st century there needs to be more rigorous ways of determining who is the best player in a particular position, conference or the overall NFL. On Apr. 2, Alex T. encouraged me to do research on the Oakland Raiders' wide receivers and to compare them with some of the top receivers in the NFL in 2011.
Here is what we discovered, looking at receiving yards:
One observation is that Darrius Heyward-Bey is at a 58 percent efficiency level when compared to the top wide receiver in the NFL, Calvin Johnson. Johnson plays for the Detroit Lions.
Denarius Moore has a 36.7 percent efficiency when compared to Johnson, followed by Jacoby Ford at 16.6 percent and Louis Murphy at 14.3 percent.
If we look at the AFC West, although Heyward-Bey is ranked 20 in the NFL, two other wide receivers in the AFC West rank 13 and 16, above Heyward-Bey. They are Dwayne Bowe of Kansas City (rank 13), and Vincent Jackson (rank 16) of the San Diego Chargers.
If the Oakland Raiders are to reach a playoff and Super Bowl in 2012, there is some room for improvement.
One thing is certain, the numbers do tell a part of the story when you are discussing the Oakland Raiders' playoff hopes and beyond.
Consultant: Alex T, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chart by Damali, email@example.com
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