Ranking The 40 Greatest Wide Receivers in NFL History

38. Cooper Kupp

Career Stats: 71 games played (57 starts), 433 receptions, 5,517 yards, 40 TD

Cooper Kupp may only be gearing up to play his sixth season in the NFL, but the former Eastern Washington standout has made a lasting impact on the record books. Playing for the Los Angeles Rams, Kupp has gone from a solid wideout to a superstar in a few years. In 2021, Kupp won the receiving triple crown — leading the NFL with 145 receptions, 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. Kupp was just as potent in the playoffs, as well. Kupp scored a touchdown in all four of Los Angeles’ wins — including two in both the NFC Championship and Super Bowl. Kupp went for 183, 142, and 92 yards in the Rams last three contests. Oh, and he was named Super Bowl MVP.

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37. Charley Taylor

Career Stats: 165 games played (157 starts), 649 receptions, 9,110 yards, 79 TD

In 1964, the Washington Redskins selected Charley Taylor with the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft. From the moment he joined the franchise, Taylor was a star. En route to being named the AP Rookie of the Year, Taylor caught 53 passes for 814 yards and five touchdowns — in addition to rushing for 755 yards and five scores. In Year 3, Taylor led the NFL with 72 receptions. He accomplished the feat once again the following year (70 catches), and finished the two-year burst with 2,109 yards and 21 receiving TDs. By the time Taylor retired in 1977, he was the NFL’s all-time receptions leader.

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