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SEC receivers making plays, garnering attention

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Quick, name the best receiver to come out of the Southeastern Conference.

It's not easy.

The league boasts a who's who of quarterbacks, running backs, offensive linemen and defenders, and even has a fullback and a tight end in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But when it comes to pass-catchers, the SEC comes up a few yards short.

Sure, Alabama's Don Hutson was the man back in the day. But that was the early 1940s. What about since? Carlos Alvarez? Terry Beasley? Cris Collinsworth? Eric Moulds? Josh Reed? Terrence Edwards? Earl Bennett? All good, but none special.

The SEC's current receivers could be the best the league has ever offered, with Georgia's A.J. Green, Alabama's Julio Jones, South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery and Kentucky's Randall Cobb leading the way.

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