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Where do Bengals Receivers Rank Among NFL's Best?

Andy Lyons

It's no secret AJ Green is one of the best receivers in football. He's on the cusp of becoming the NFL's best wideout if he continue to improve entering his fourth year in the league.

That said, he now has a nice supporting cast, highlighted by Marvin Jones, who caught 10 touchdowns in just his second NFL season. SB Nation's Danny Kelly is breaking down the best units for every position in the NFL, and Cincinnati made his 'The Damn Good' tier.

Helping matters for the Bengals, Marvin Jones had a breakout year opposite AJ Green as the 24-year old racked up 51 catches for 712 yards and ten touchdowns. Jones finished 11th in Football Outsiders DYAR (again, total value) and 3rd in DVOA (value per play). The third-year player out of Cal figures to improve with more reps and experience in 2014.

Rounding out the group is 2012 3rd rounder Mohamed Sanu, who caught 47 passes for 455 yards in 2013. Dane Sanzenbacher, Brandon Tate, Ryan Whalen, and Cobi Hamilton add some depth.

The three teams ahead of them were the Colts, Broncos and Packers. It's debatable as to whether the Packers or Colts do indeed have better units than Cincinnati.

They are certainly deeper. Green Bay has Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin and rookie Davante Adams. It's debatable though to say that's deeper than Green, Jones, Mohamed Sanu, and either Cobi Hamilton or Dane Sanzenbacher for that fourth spot.

The same goes for the Colts. Reggie Wayne is coming off a torn ACL and is on the wrong side of 30. Hakeem Nicks is coming off the wort year in his career.

TY Hilton is an emerging star. Da'Rick Rogers and Donte Moncrief will battle for the fourth and fifth spots respectively.

What say you? Too high or too low for Cincinnati receivers?