Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/24/12

As always, these are my selections for the top 5 receivers in the NFL right now. I heavily weighted these guys in terms of their performances in 2011. Enjoy.

5. Mike Wallace

Mike Wallace is one of the most exciting young receivers in the NFL. His blazing speed creates huge mismatches in the secondary, and he opens up the Steelers running game as well as stretching the defense both vertically and to the sidelines. He's a quickly rising star, and I see no reason why he won't continue to climb higher on this list. It seems doubtful that he'll be with the Steelers beyond 2012. Watch out for him on the open market in 2013.

4. Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz really did come out of nowhere for the Giants in 2011. This was a guy that most of us hadn't even heard about before the season started, and now there's very few well-informed football fans that don't know who he is. He demands immediate attention from the opposition, and like all the guys on this list, his contribution isn't limited to just catching passes. He's the type of athlete that keeps defensive coordinators up all night long.

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