Amon-Ra St. Brown
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 09: Amon-Ra St. Brown #14 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a reception during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)

The NFL’s best blocking wide receivers and the worst in 2022

Blocking Wide Receivers

We used NFL wide receivers whose run block snap counts were greater than 90 during the 2022 season. We identified 46 receivers using this criteria. We used PFF run block grade.

Best Blocking Wide Receivers

RankPlayerPosTeamGPRun Blocking Snap CountRun Blocking Grade
1Amon-Ra St. BrownWRDET1615877.1
2Robert WoodsWRTEN1713076.4
3Mack HollinsWRLV1721174.9
4Nick Westbrook-IkhineWRTEN1713669.5
5Terrace Marshall Jr.WRCAR1413864.5

Detroit Lions receiver, Amon-Ra St. Brown, had an impressive run blocking grade of 77.1 (PFF grade). St. Brown was followed closely behind by Robert Woods (76.4 grade) of the Tennessee Titans. Another Titans wide receiver, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, also made the top 5 list (69.5 grade). The other receivers were Mack Hollins (74.9 grade) from the Raiders and Terrace Marshall Jr. (64.5 grade) from the Panthers.

Robert Woods ranked #4 overall in 2021 with a 84.9 run blocking grade on 203 run blocking snap counts.

Worst Blocking Wide Receivers

RankPlayerPosTeamGPRun Blocking Snap CountRun Blocking Grade
1Mike EvansWRTB1517235.6
2Allen LazardWRGB1511739
3Josh PalmerWRLAC1611039.2
4Donovan Peoples-JonesWRCLE1721340.8
5Zay JonesWRJAX1614044

Mike Evans had the lowest grade out of all receivers with a 35.6 run blocking grade. In 2021 Evans ranked in the bottom half of receivers for run blocking with a 54.1 grade. Josh Palmer was one of the worst blocking receivers in 2021 with a 46.5 grade. Peoples-Jones ranked even further below than Palmer with a 43.3 grade.

Allen Lazard was ranked #41 for best blocking receivers in 2021 with a 61.5 grade.