Rankings: Who is the best wide receiver in the AFC East?

Stefon Diggs Buffalo Bills
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DeVante Parker New England Patriots Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
DeVante Parker New England Patriots Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

6th best wide receiver in the AFC East: Elijah Moore

I may be a little higher on Elijah Moore than any self-respecting Miami Dolphins fan should be, but the second-year wide receiver has the potential to be one of the best in the AFC East.

Much of the potential success of Moore (and the rest of the Jets offense) rests in the hands of Zach Wilson, which could be a boom or bust proposition for his teammates. But if things go well, Moore has the means to create headaches for opposing defenses in the division.

5. Corey Davis

The long-time Tennessee Titan is the only wide receiver on the current Jets roster to even come close to having a 1,000-yard season. Corey Davis finished with 891 yards in  2018 and 984 in 2020, but fell well short last season, his first in New York, having missed eight games due to injury.

The money is on Davis to be the leading receiver for the Jets in 2022 and will be yet another player who will be made or broken by Zach Wilson’s performance. But history shows that Davis has the talent to be an explosive receiver, and it would be in the best interest of the rest of the AFC East if he didn’t become one again.

4. DeVante Parker

As has been the story of DeVante Parker’s entire career, he has a chance to be one of the better wide receivers in the game as long as he is able to stay healthy.

That has been something of a chore for Parker over the first seven years of his career with the Miami Dolphins. He’ll be doing his best to avoid the injury bug this season in New England as the primary target for Mac Jones. Parker is easily the most talented and experienced pass catcher on the Patriots roster, and they could face some tough times if he is unable to play a vast majority of the games in 2021.