There is an absurd amount of wide receiver talent in the NFL. Let’s rank the top 10 in the league for the 2023 NFL season. Who are the 10 best wide receivers in the NFL? Making the list actually didn’t take me very long at all, but man, there is an insane amount of elite talent at this position.
The league is becoming an offensively driven league more and more, so the pass catchers are becoming that much more valuable. Teams are now handing over massive contracts to lock up their pass catchers and giving up valuable draft capital to acquire them.
Players like Stefon Diggs, Davante Adams, and Tyreek Hill have all been traded for huge packages over the last few years. First round wide receivers are becoming more and more common, too.
Who are the 10 best wide receivers in the league for the 2023 NFL season?
2023 NFL Season: Ranking the best wide receivers in the league
10. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks
DK Metcalf might be the most athletic person in professional sports, honestly. His insanely rare blend of size and speed has proven to be something that few players have ever possessed. He’s listed at 6’4″ and 235 pounds, which is almost the size of tight ends.
He’s got over 4,000 receiving yards in four NFL seasons and is simply one of the very best in the NFL.
9. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Cooper Kupp is just one year removed from one of the best seasons by a wide receiver in NFL history. The down year from Kupp was also a down year for the entire Rams’ team. I think Kupp bounces back nicely in 2023 with Matthew Stafford hopefully being healthy for most of the season.
Kupp doesn’t have elite size or speed, but he does just about everything very well.
8. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
CeeDee Lamb is the next great Cowboys’ wide receiver to wear #88. He was part of the 2020 NFL Draft class, which was seen as historically good for receivers. He’s going to play with Brandin Cooks in 2023, which may end up opening up more opportunities for him to rack up the yards.
The two time Pro Bowler has back to back seasons of at least 1,100 yards and is set to enter his age-24 season.
7. AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles
AJ Brown was also a part of the 2019 NFL Draft class with Metcalf. Brown was traded to the Eagles last offseason and enjoyed his best year, amassing 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns. His 17.0 yards per reception in 2022 and 16.5 yards per reception over his career is proof that Brown is always a big play waiting to happen.
Even with the run-heavy Eagles, Brown still managed elite numbers.
6. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
There may not be a more consistent player at the WR position than Mike Evans, who has been in the NFL since 2014 and has at least 1,000 yards in each season, which is an NFL record. He’s going to end up in the Hall of Fame one day, and is still one of the very best in the game.
This year is very interesting to me, as Evans may end up catching passes from Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask. Him hitting another 1,000 yard season would perhaps be the most impressive one of his career, and he’s only 30 years old entering his 10th season.
Mike Evans is special.