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Silver Minings: Does NFL’s best wide receiver play in the AFC West?

Is Tyreek Hill really No. 1?

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Tyreek Hill
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You don’t have to tell Jon Gruden what kind an impact Tyreek Hill has on the NFL games these days,

Hill and the Kansas City Chiefs’ passing attack is a major reason why the Raiders have committed so much high draft equity into the secondary over the past few years. Also, Hill was the model for the Raiders’ selection of speed wide receiver Henry Ruggs III in 2020 when Las Vegas made Ruggs the first receiver taken at No. 12.

So Gruden will probably believe Pro Football Network’s top 25 2031 NFL wide receiver rankings. Former NFL scout Matt Williamson (no relation!) compiled the list and has Hill as the No. 1 receiver in the game. Williamson cited Hill’s overall skill set and ability to beat defenses as reasons why he named Hill the top receiver in the game.

I love Hill’s game, but I was a bit surprised by the ranking as the No. 1 receiver in the game. What do you think?

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