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Just how good is Driver?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Zombieslayer, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Aug 12, 2006
    How does Donald Driver compare to the top 50 receivers all-time in Receptions, Receiving Yards, and Receiving TDs? Well, let's take a look...

    He's not in any of the top 50 in any of those categories, but he's closing in.

    48. H Carmichael 590
    49. F Biletnikoff 589
    50. M Allen 587
    Driver 421

    So at the rate he's going, with 2 seasons, he'll easily be in the top 50 in Receptions.

    Receiving yards:
    46. T Mathis 8809
    47. M Carrier 8763
    48. J Stallworth 8723
    49. J Morton 8719
    50. *T Gonzalez 8710
    Driver 5929

    (that asterisk means still active)

    At the rate he's going, he'll need three more seasons to get into the top 50.

    Receiving TDs:
    30. *R Smith 68
    31. A Monk 68
    32. R Berry 68
    33. C Branch 67
    34. J Smith 67
    35. J Orr 66
    36. R Green 66
    37. C Joiner 65
    38. G Clark 65
    39. S Randle 65
    40. S Sharpe 65
    41. H Ellard 65
    42. B Mitchell 65
    43. M Irvin 65
    44. *K Johnson 64
    45. *T Holt 64
    46. C Pickens 63
    47. A Miller 63
    48. J Stallworth 63
    49. T Mathis 63
    50. S Sharpe 62
    51. *K McCardell 62
    52. H Moore 62
    Driver 36

    For TDs, it looks like there are a lot of players huddled in the 60s.
    So in receiving TDs, if he plays four more years and catches 8 TDs a year, he'll be tied at #30, which would be awesome.

    I'm really hoping Driver retires high up on these lists. who knows? If he plays four more years at this level, he has a shot at the Hall of Fame.
  2. Yared-Yam

    Yared-Yam Cheesehead

    Nov 29, 2005
    If he puts up a few more 90/1200/8ish seasons I'd consider him top 50 material maybe.

    It took a long time for his career to take off so that hurts his stock.

    I'd say he's definately better than McCardell
  3. Danreb

    Danreb Cheesehead

    Aug 10, 2006
    The thing with McCardell is that for some reason he got better with age.
  4. net

    net Cheesehead

    Jun 3, 2005
  5. spardo62

    spardo62 Cheesehead

    Mar 26, 2006
    Tough to beat Don Hutson, who put up gaudy numbers during a time when less games were played, the pass game was almost an afterthought and players also played both ways.
  6. fvre4mvp

    fvre4mvp Cheesehead

    Feb 4, 2005
    If you consider when they were drafted and how far they have come the 7th rnd pick DD is way up there.
  7. mi_keys

    mi_keys Cheesehead

    Apr 9, 2007
    Don Hutson was one of the greatest to ever play the game at any position so it's always hard for someone to reach his level. I just noticed, Hutson passed away in June of '97, when the Green Bay Packers were reigning world champions. I thought that was kinda interesting.
  8. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Aug 12, 2006
    I find it cool that we had 2 of the best receivers who ever played the game in Don Hutson and James Lofton. Although Driver could never measure up to either of them, I'd love to at least see Driver make the top 50 in all 3 of those categories I mentioned. If he does, and we win a Super Bowl sometime during his career, he has a shot at making the Hall of Fame.

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