Best of the NFC West: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends


We at, along with,, and are currently working to come up with the best NFC West players, an “NFC West All-Star Team” if you will.

This is the third vote so far.  We’ve already voted running backs and quarterbacks.  Thanks for voting!

Today we look at the wide receiver and tight end positions.

Arizona Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald-WR, Steve Breaston-WR, Early Doucet-WR, Ben Patrick-TE

Arguably one of the more talented receiver corps in the entire NFL, even with the departure of Anquan Boldin.  Question will be whether the production can continue with new quarterbacks under center.  Fitzgerald had 97 receptions and 13 touchdowns last season.

Seattle SeahawksDeion Branch-WR, T.J. Houshmandzadeh-WR, Golden Tate-WR, John Carlson-TE

Houshmandzadeh is a legitimate target, although only three touchdowns in 2009.  He had 79 receptions.  Tate could be the real deal and Seattle got a steal when he was available in the draft.  John Carlson had seven touchdowns in 2009.

St. Louis Rams: Donnie Avery-WR, Danny Amedola-WR, Laurent Robinson-WR, Daniel Fells-TE

Donnie Avery is the go-to guy.  Avery scored five touchdowns in 2009 despite the Rams inability to get in the end zone.

San Francisco 49’ers: Michael Crabtree-WR, Ted Ginn, Jr., Josh Morgan-WR, Vernon Davis-TE

The 49ers receiving core may start to give the Cardinals a run for their money.  They added Ted Ginn Jr in the offseason.  Ginn, although a disappointing season with only one touchdown in 2009, still is a threat that should be taken seriously.   Michael Crabtree should benefit from a full training camp this year.  Tight end Vernon Davis is a stud.  He had 13 touchdowns and 78 receptions in 2009.

My take:

My picks are Fitzgerald, Breaston, and Crabtree.  Tight end pick is Vernon Davis.