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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Wide Receiver

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New York Jets’ Wesley Walker celebrates with the rest of Gia Photo by Gene Kappock/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

We have the 48th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the second vote at Wide Receiver is: Wesley Walker!

Wesley Walker was a member of the legendary Jets draft class of 1977. The 1977 class brought the Jets Marvin Powell, Wesley Walker, Joe Klecko, Dan Alexander, Kevin Long, Scott Dierking and Matt Robinson. Now that’s how you draft. Walker played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Jets. He led the NFL in yards per reception in 1977 and 1978. Walker also led the NFL in receiving yards in 1978. He earned Pro Bowl honors twice, in 1978 and 1982, and was named first team All Pro in 1978. The quintessential deep threat, Walker averaged an impressive 19 yards per reception for his career, the all time best mark for a Jets receiver and the 12th best mark in NFL history. Walker was the ultimate big play receiver; for his career Walker scored a touchdown every 6.16 receptions, the best mark among all post-merger players with 50 or more touchdowns.

From now until mid July I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the best Jets players of all time. The idea here is to build a 55 man roster of the best players ever to wear the Green and White. The roster will consist of 26 offensive players, 26 defensive players, and three special team players.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

WIDE RECEIVER: 6

DON MAYNARD

WESLEY WALKER

RUNNING BACK

CURTIS MARTIN

FREEMAN MCNEIL

EMERSON BOOZER

MATT SNELL

TIGHT END

MICKEY SHULER

RICH CASTER

JEROME BARKUM

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

WINSTON HILL

D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON

MARVIN POWELL

JASON FABINI

INTERIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

KEVIN MAWAE

NICK MANGOLD

RANDY RASMUSSEN

JOE FIELDS

DAVE HERMAN

JIM SWEENEY

DEFENSE

SAFETY

JAMAL ADAMS

VICTOR GREEN

KERRY RHODES

ERIK MCMILLAN

CORNERBACK

DARRELLE REVIS

AARON GLENN

JAMES HASTY

ANTONIO CROMARTIE

JOHNNY SAMPLE

BOBBY JACKSON

LINEBACKER

DAVID HARRIS

LARRY GRANTHAM

MARVIN JONES

LANCE MEHL

KYLE CLIFTON

GREG BUTTLE

EDGE

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

GERRY PHILBIN

SHAUN ELLIS

MO LEWIS

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

JOHN ELLIOTT

ABDUL SALAAM

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

PAT LEAHY

Punter

TOM TUPA

Returner

LEON WASHINGTON

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position. The choices will be limited to players who were on the Jets roster for at least three seasons. I will not be including players who were great for other teams but not great for the Jets (for example, guys like Matt Forte or LaDainian Tomlinson will not be included in the polls, though both those guys would be excluded for not meeting the three year rule as well). Each day we will close the previous day’s poll and the candidate with the most votes will be added to the GGN All Time Jets Team. In the event of a tie vote both players will be added to the team.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue to vote for wide receivers. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the best players ever to have played for the New York Jets.

Poll

Who is the third best Jets wide receiver of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 71%
    Al Toon
    (168 votes)
  • 8%
    George Sauer
    (21 votes)
  • 14%
    Wayne Chrebet
    (34 votes)
  • 0%
    Laveranues Coles
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Jerricho Cotchery
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Rob Moore
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Keyshawn Johnson
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Art Powell
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Bake Turner
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Robby Anderson
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Santana Moss
    (2 votes)
235 votes total Vote Now