PFF Makes Shocking Claim About Best Wide Receiver in the NFC East

Jason Schandl
Pro Football Focus made a shocking claim about who the best wide receiver in the NFC East is.
Pro Football Focus made a shocking claim about who the best wide receiver in the NFC East is. / Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

When the Dallas Cowboys extended Amari Cooper's contract, they gave him the richest wide receiver deal in the NFL at five years and $100 million.

The common belief is that he is the premier wide receiver in the NFC East, and most fans probably don't even think it's a close race. However, Pro Football Focus recently revealed that their analysis disagrees with that thought.

That's right, after just one NFL season, PFF believes Terry McLaurin has established himself as a better wide receiver in the NFC East.

McLaurin was PFF's highest graded rookie at any position in 2019 as he turned 93 targets into 58 receptions, 919 yards and 7 touchdowns.

That production certainly doesn't match Amari Cooper's (79 receptions, 1,189 yards and 8 touchdowns), but he did it in a significantly worse offense. Cooper had Dak Prescott throwing him the ball while Michael Gallup and Ezekiel Elliott didn't allow defenses to key on him too much. McLaurin had Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins throwing him the ball, while their No. 2 wideout in terms of receptions was an undrafted free agent in Steven Sims.

Only time will tell if McLaurin can avoid a sophomore slump and continue his dominance, but the Redskins have to feel pretty good about this analysis.

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