Commentary

Depth and youth make Giants the best of the rest

The defending Super Bowl champion Giants have the best receiving corps in the league outside the top 10.

Originally Published: July 9, 2008
By Keith Kidd | Scouts Inc.
So which NFL team has the best receiving corps outside the league's top 10? Scouts Inc.'s rankings of the best of the rest starts with the defending Super Bowl champions and includes five other NFC teams in the top 20.

Plaxico Burress was dominant last season despite struggling with injuries. Burress is a huge, athletic receiver with long arms and physical play strength. He has good hands, can out-jump defenders downfield and is valuable in the red zone. Amani Toomer is a solid possession receiver with outstanding experience. He is a good route-runner with good catching skills and can be effective in the short and intermediate areas. Steve Smith displayed good receiving skills late in 2007 after dealing with injuries throughout his rookie season. Sinorice Moss has been disappointing in his development but David Tyree was amazing in the Super Bowl. Tyree is a solid No. 4/5 receiver with tremendous value on special teams coverage units. Incoming rookie Mario Manningham could be a steal as a third-round pick, depending on how he matures and learns the Giants' complicated offense.