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The Top Five Slot Receivers in the NFL

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Slot receivers are often under-appreciated because rarely do they produce inflated statistics, and seldom do they ever get selected to a Pro Bowl. However, these receivers often make big plays to keep drives alive, and can be valuable in keeping the attention away from the elite receiving targets on the team. In 2007, Wes Welker caught 112 balls for 1175 yards and eight touchdowns as a slot receiver for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. This is an unusual case, as it is uncommon for a No. 3 receiver to produce these type of numbers. More likely, slot receivers on a good year will produce 40-50 receptions and roughly a handful of touchdowns. This slide show is dedicated to predicting which players will make these modest, yet im...

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