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The Buccaneers have the best receivers in the NFC South

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Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson are really good. I'm sure you're shocked to hear that, but it's true. They're so good that ESPN today asked its beat writers whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the best receivers in the NFL -- two of the writers agreed, while Mike Triplett claimed that Julio Jones gives the Atlanta Falcons the edge.

I'm sorry, but no. The Buccaneers had two 1,000-yard receivers last year, and that was with some of the worst quarterback play in the NFL, not just the division, and arguably the worst offensive line in the entire league as well. They had no running game to support them, and they still put up explosive plays in every game. That's special.

The Atlanta Falcons may have Julio Jones, who is one of the very best receivers in the NFL, but he has almost no support. Roddy White is hitting the downslide of his career and is now more of a functional, short-yardage possession receiver than anything else. The New Orleans Saints have no one coming even close to any of those players -- Marques Colston is not who he used to be, but Kenny Stills may be an up-and-coming explosive, downfield threat.

The team that may come closest to threatening Evans and Jackson as  the best duo in the NFC South may be the Panthers, who can boast Kelvin Benjamin (a middle class man's Mike Evans) and promising rookie Devin Funchess, but even that combination doesn't really come close to unseating Evans and Jackson, if you ask me.

So yes, the Bucs have the best receiving corps in the NFC South. Now they need to get the rest of the offense up to snuff, too.