AFC East's best: No. 10 Santonio Holmes

The countdown of my top 25 AFC East players continues, one weekday at a time ...

HarrisHolmesAbout the choice: Santonio Holmes missed the New York Jets' four games because of a suspension and needed a few weeks to get his legs back. Once integrated into the offense, he repeatedly showed he's one of the game's most dynamic and clutch receivers. Holmes finished three receptions from the team lead with 52 for 746 yards and six touchdowns. From Week 9 on, Holmes had 42 receptions for 615 yards and six touchdowns. In the playoffs, he had nine catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Key fact: With two more last season, Holmes has five game-winning touchdown receptions in the final minute of a game. That tied Carl Pickens for the most since 1983, including playoffs.

Hint about No. 9: He's one of three players remaining on the list never to miss a start.

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