NY Giants: Top 10 Wide Receivers of All-Time

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Mario Manningham #82, Hakeem Nicks #88 and Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants walk back ot the sideline in the fourth quarter after Manningham scored a 17-yard touchdown against the af during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Mario Manningham #82, Hakeem Nicks #88 and Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants walk back ot the sideline in the fourth quarter after Manningham scored a 17-yard touchdown against the af during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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American professional football player Kyle Rote (#44), wide receiver for the New York Giants (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images)
American professional football player Kyle Rote (#44), wide receiver for the New York Giants (Photo by Robert Riger/Getty Images) /

7) Kyle Rote

Years: 1951-1961

Legacy: NFL Champion (1956); Four time Pro Bowl (1953-1956)

The first overall pick in 1951, the NY Giants made the right pick with Kyle Rote.

Originally a running back, Rote changed his career and legacy when he changed positions to receiver in 1953. He would go on to catch 300 passes for 4797 yards and 48 touchdowns with the Giants – all team highs at the time of his retirement.

He played in four championship games, winning one against the Chicago Bears in 1956. An athlete, visionary and leader – Rote captained the Giants for eight seasons.