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Antonio Brown has been ranked as the number one Wide Receiver in the NFL by EA Sports Madden 16 ahead the game's release in August.

The 2014 First Team All-Pro had a career season with a total of 1698 yards from 129 catches for 13 touchdowns for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The 27-year-old broke franchise records in total catches and touchdowns and his own record for receiving yards set the year before by 199 yards and set the second highest amount of receiving yards in NFL history.

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Star Man

Brown's number over the last two seasons have been among the best in the league and has proved to be steal after being taken in the sixth round of the 2010 draft.

Second in Madden's top five was Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant who finally signed a new, five-year $70-million contract before the deadline following his highest haul of touchdowns in a season with 16.

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Bryant, who has recorded over 1000 receiving yards for the last three seasons as the Cowboys made the play-offs for the first time since 2009 where the team lost in controversial circumstances after Bryant's reception on the 1 yard line was rule "not a catch".

Third on the top five is Detroit Lions and NFL record breaking wide-out, Calvin Johnson who has now had five 1000-yard seasons in a row and became the fastest receiver to make 10,000 career yards after 115 games.

'Megatron' has only had two seasons where he failed to reach 1000 receiving yards; his rookie year (756) and 2009, where recorded 984.

The former first round pick remains one of the most lethal offensive weapons in the league and seems destined for Canton, Ohio and a golden jacket.

OBJ High Up

Fourth and, unsurprisingly given he is the cover star, is New York Giants wide receiver, media favourite and superstar, Odell Beckham Jr. The rookie either broke or tied a staggering 34 NFL and 24 franchise records in 2014 as the former LSU star was voted NFL Rookie of the Year.

His season was incredible, recording 1305 yards from 91 receptions for 12 touchdowns in just 12 games despite missing the majority of the pre-season due to a hamstring injury and later admitted this post-season:

"I was never fully healthy, I was just trying to manage it and maintain it, It's still not right. [I'm] still working on it."

As a result of his one-handed catches, which is now an official world record for most in a minute (33), has a 'spectacular catch' rating of 99.

Of course, OBJ is known more what happened on November 23 where despite recording 146 yards from 10 receptions for two touchdowns, he broke the internet with THIS catch:

Beckham is becoming the face of Giants, and has set a fire underneath the franchise forming a unique partnership with Eli Manning and is primed for a big 2015 and a great career. Will it end at Canton?

Rounding out the top five is Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones who, like Brown, had a career year in 2014 with 1593 yards from 104 receptions.

Jones came in second on the NFL receiving yards last season and broke personal records with 259 yards in a single game against the Green Bay Packers.

Despite Jones' heroics, the Falcons came up short in the NFC South, probably the most derided division in football, with a 6-10 record as the Carolina Panthers won the division and a play-off berth in spite of their losing record.

EA Sports Madden 16 Top 5 Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown - 97

Dez Bryant - 96

Calvin Johnson - 95

Odell Beckham Jr - 94

Julio Jones - 94

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