Creating The Ultimate Player: Wide Receiver

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Photo via Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Images

 

Catching passes on a football field is a thing of beauty. Wide Receivers are important to an offense if they want to be successful. They have to have the speed to catch deep passes. Wide receivers can catch better than any other position on the football team. Catching passes against speedy defenses, wide receivers have to be tough and be able to take a hit. This week, Texashsfootball.com is putting the ultimate receiver together. Our player will be built similar to the way you build a player in Madden football.

1. Hands:

Michael Crabtree (Dallas Carter High School, Texas Tech, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders)

Michael Crabtree was born to catch footballs. At Texas Tech, Crabtree won the Biletnikoff Award and the Paul Warfield Trophy in consecutive years (2007 and 2008), awards given to the best receiver in college football. Crabtree was a unanimous two-time All-American, as well as first team All- Big 12 in 2007 and 2008.

2. Speed:

Marquise Goodwin (Rowlett High School, University of Texas, Buffalo Bills)

Marquise Goodwin is a deep threat with speed to burn. While competing in track and field at Rowlett High School, Goodwin was the second fastest in the State of Texas (10.24) and was a member of a State Champion 4×100 meter relay team. Goodwin won seven Texas Class 5A State track and field championships during his career at Rowlett.

The long jump is where Goodwin qualified for the Olympics in 2012 and the Pan-Am Games in 2015. He also won a silver medal in the long jump at the Pan-Am games. Goodwin was drafted in the NFL by the Buffalo Bills in the 3 rd round in 2013. He ran the 3rd fastest 40 time (4.270 at the NFL Combine.

3. The “Clutch Gene”:

Dez Bryant (Lufkin High School, Oklahoma State, Dallas Cowboys)

Dez Bryant is a straight BEAST! Throw the ball in Bryant’s direction and he bullies a cornerback to come up with the football. Dez Bryant’s size (6’2 220) and strength make him a match up nightmare for defenses. While at Lufkin High School, Bryant was selected to the All-State Team his senior year and was a Parade All-American. Bryant signed a scholarship to play football at Oklahoma State. As a freshman, he was a 2nd team Freshman All-American in 2007. In 2008, Bryant was voted 1 st team All-American by AFCA Coaches. In 2010, the Dallas Cowboys selected Dez in the 1st round with the 24th pick. Dez Bryant is a 3-time Pro Bowl selection and led the NFL in receiving TDs in 2014.

Our ultimate wide receiver has hands to catch any pass, speed to burn any defense and the go “Get It” mentality to own any secondary. He catches the football in traffic and can make a short catch and take it to the house. This ultimate receiver is definitely a game breaker.

 

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