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By The Numbers: 2014 NFL Rookie Wide Receiver Class


One of the biggest storylines in the NFL is the impact that rookie wide receivers have had on the 2014 NFL season. The 2014 draft class combined have put up some staggering numbers so far including breaking the record for most receiving touchdowns in a season by a rookie class at Week 11 (record was 58 by the 2013 draft class). 

This includes impressive statistical performances by Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin, Sammy Watkins, Jordan Matthews, and Odell Beckham Jr. 

Here is detailed look at the Top 15 Receivers from the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver Class (ranked by receiving yards):

Note: TD and Rec. Yards Rank is the rank of each receiver among all wide receivers.

The rookie wide receivers as a whole easily surpassed all prior receiver draft classes in total targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. As of the completion of the 2014 regular season, the rookie WR class finished with:

Targets - 1,628
Receptions - 950
Receiving Yards - 12,476
Receiving TDs - 92

Here is a look at the receiving statistics of each rookie wide receiver class since 1991:


And not only have they put up some insane numbers during the 2014 NFL season, they've also left their mark on the highlight reel including one catch by Odell Beckham Jr. that may go down as one of the greatest of all-time:

 



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