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2015 Top 5 Free Agent Wide Receivers

Updated on May 20, 2015

NFL teams will look to these guys to be the play makers of their offense. Today I rank the top five free agent wide receivers for 2015.

5. Cecil Shorts III

Bio: For the past four years, Cecil Shorts has been a bright spot for the Jacksonville offense. In that time he recorded 176 catches for over 2,300 yards and 12 touchdowns. He can also be useful with gadget plays on end arounds and wide receiver passes.

Bottom line: Like Miles Austin last year, Shorts is a strong after the catch threat whose explosiveness has been sapped by lingering soft tissue injuries.

Possible landing spot: Cleveland

4. Michael Crabtree

Bio: For the past sis years, the 49ers have been trying to make Michael Crabtree their number one receiver. In that time, he recorded 347 receptions for over 4,300 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also led the NFL in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns for the 2012 postseason.

Bottom line: Crabtree denied playing through a foot injury last season, but the game film suggests otherwise. Any team signing him will have to hope he can recover the impressive pre Achilles tear form that helped propel San Francisco into Super Bowl XLVII.

Possible landing spot: San Diego

3. Jeremy Maclin

Bio: In his six seasons in Philadelphia, Jeremy Maclin was the ideal NFL wide receiver. In 2014, he recorded his first 1,000 yard receiving season and was named to the pro bowl. He has caught 329 passes for over 4,500 yards and scored 35 touchdowns.

Bottom line: He might not be as productive away from Chip Kelly's system. I suspect Kelly won't let him get away.

Possible landing spot: Philadelphia

2. Torrey Smith

Bio: Since coming into the league in 2011, Torrey Smith established himself as one of the premier deep threats in the NFL. In his four years in Baltimore, he recorded 213 receptions for over 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Bottom line: Speed kills. Smith has averaged nearly 17 yards per catch for his career and regularly draws long pass interference penalties. Just don't expect him to be a true number one receiver.

Possible landing spot: San Francisco

1. Randall Cobb

Bio: Since joining the Packers in 2011, Randall Cobb has been a versatile threat for the Green Bay offense. In that time, he recorded 227 receptions for over 3,000 yards and 25 touchdowns. Cobb also accounted for three touchdowns on returns. He led the league in all purpose yards in 2012 and was named to his first pro bowl in 2014.

Bottom line: Cobb is the NFL's undisputed slot king entering the 2015 offseason. He's a punt returner after the catch and has a mind meld with Aaron Rodgers on broken plays. If the Packers are serious about a Super Bowl run, Cobb must be resigned.

Possible landing spot: Green Bay

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