AFC East wide receiver power rankings

In the weekly AFC East chat I just wrapped up, Scott from Northglenn, Colo., inspired me to put together this item.

In response to ESPN.com's positional power rankings (they debuted this week with wide receivers), Scott asked me to rank the division's best receivers.

Those who read my take on Tuesday's wide receiver power rankings already know I rated Santonio Holmes 10th on my ballot and omitted Brandon Marshall and Wes Welker.

So let's sort them out, shall we?

This is a snapshot of where I see them based on last season and heading into 2011. I'm including free agents until they sign elsewhere. I'm also going 12 deep on this list to include three receivers from each club.

  1. Santonio Holmes, New York Jets

  2. Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins

  3. Wes Welker, New England Patriots

  4. Steve Johnson, Buffalo Bills

  5. Braylon Edwards, New York Jets

  6. Deion Branch, New England Patriots

  7. Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins

  8. Lee Evans, Buffalo Bills

  9. Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets

  10. Roscoe Parrish, Buffalo Bills

  11. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins

  12. Brandon Tate, New England Patriots

ESPN.com will announce another position's power rankings each Tuesday. Expect to see my divisional breakdown on the blog that afternoon.