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What do we really need out of our #2 and #3 WRs?

Got to thinking the other day, with the Lions having a top end WR in CJ and (hopefully) a top end TE in Pettigrew, how much production do we really need to see from our #2 and #3 WR?  So I decided to check out a few other teams that have a top end TE and a productive offense.  The numbers kind of surprised me.  If Grew can develop into a 1,000 yds level receiver from the TE position, we really only need about 600-800 yds from our #2 WR and even less from the #3 WR to be at the level of some of the best offenses in the league.  Makes me think we might not need to draft a WR this year.  Check out the numbers after the jump.

Here are the Receiving numbers for 6 of the top teams in the league that have a top flight TE as one of their main receiving options:

Indy:  #1 - 1264 yds

#2 (TE Clark) - 1,106 yds

#3 - 765 yds

#4 - 676 yds

San Diego:  #1 - 1,167 yds

#2 (TE - Gates) - 1,157 yds

#3 - 776 yds

#4 - (RB) 497

Dallas: #1 - 1,320 yds

#2 (TE Witten) - 1,030 yds

#3 - 622 yds

#4 - 596 yds

New Orleans (This one was a stretch, but they were one of the best passing teams in the league):

#1 - 1,074 yds

#2 - 804 yds

#3 - 722 yds

#4 (TE Shockey) - 569 yds

Atlanta: #1 - 1,153 yds

#2 (TE Gonzalez) - 867 yds

#3 - 635 yds

#4 - 259 yds

Philadelphia: #1 - 1,167 yds

#2 (TE Celek) - 971 yds

#3 - 762 yds

#4 - 587 yds

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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