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SBN: Chicago Bears' Wide Receivers 6th Worst

Devin Hester, Wide Receiver!!!
Devin Hester, Wide Receiver!!!

SB Nation, otherwise known as the Mothership, is ranking all the position groups in the NFL on a team by team basis. Earlier today they dropped the wide receiver rankings, and as you probably could have guessed, you needed to scroll down a bit before you got to the beloved's receiving corps. I figured somewhere near the top of the bottom half was where they'd have Brandon Marshall and company ranked, but they were all the way down at number 27.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, as without Marshall they probably would have had them dead last. But adding a Pro Bowler and honest to goodness #1 receiver will have a trickle down effect on the entire receiving core. Oops, check that; corps. Sorry Spongie. Sure handed Earl Bennett will benefit from the concern over how to cover Marshall, and ridiculous Devin Hester will no doubt have a little more room to operate.

After the jump a look at what they had to say about Chicago's wide outs.

Adding Brandon Marshall was a solid move to help quarterback Jay Cutler. It's still pretty thin behind Marshall. Chicago took a chance on Alshon Jeffery, who earned the scorn of draft pundits following a poor season at South Carolina and rumors of weight problems. If he plays up to his talent, Chicago's receivers could be a very different group. Beyond those two this is a group thin on talent.

So they don't want to give much credit to the Bears rookie WR, but they give plenty of love to a couple of rookie Bengals that helps them to a top 10 ranking. And the Jags appear to be led by a rookie WR and a guy that has his own set of questions surrounding him.

Take a gander at their list and let us know what you think. I found it interesting to note that their top two teams were the Lions and Packers respectively. Do the Lions really have that great a group? I think Packer fans will have a legit gripe.

For the record, I think the Bears should have been ahead of the Colts, Jaguars, and Seahawks, and a good argument could be made for a few other teams as well.