Wide Receiver is one of the most hotly debated position groups in the the entire league. There are so many ways to look at the players and rank them one through ten. I did my list entering the 2021 season, and it looked very different. In fact, there are only 6 guys that remained in the top-10 NFL wide receivers list from 2021 to 2022.
Looking back on the guys who fell out of the list of top-10 wide receivers in the NFL, Calvin Ridley, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, and DK Metcalf all have their own reasons for dropping out. Calvin Ridley will miss the entire season for wagering on NFL games last season. I could create an entire new post on how ridiculous that suspension is while guys like Deshaun Watson will be on the field at some point this fall, but I digress. Michael Thomas’s health is his only question mark. DK Metcalf will have Drew Lock throwing him the ball- that’s not good news for him. And Mike Evans cares too much about winning to put up gaudy stats.
It seems like we get breakout rookie wide receivers every year now. Justin Jefferson in 2020, Ja’maar Chase in 2021, and this year the rookie crop is as deep as ever. Ohio State standouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson, Bama speedster Jameson Williams, and USC big man Drake London, just to name two thirds of the first round guys. I won’t put them on this list yet, but it would not surprise me if one, or multiple, of these guys are being talked about at top-10 guys going into next year.
Without further adieu, I present the definitive list of the top-10 wide receivers in the NFL entering 2022.