4. Torry Holt, WR, St. Louis Rams
Torry Holt is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and had much fewer games played than James Lofton but still put together a more impressive resume that warrants him being ranked higher on this list.
Holt played only 173 games compared to Lofton’s 233 games and had very similar overall numbers as Lofton and was much better in the per-game category.
Holt finished his career with 920 receptions for 13,382 receiving yards and 74 touchdowns. Lofton finished his career with 764 receptions for 14,004 receiving yards and 75 touchdowns. Holt benefitted from playing in a different era in a different offense, but it is impossible to ignore his numbers.
Holt had eight-straight seasons with 1,000 receiving yards from 2000 to 2007 and had three seasons with at least ten receiving touchdowns. He also did something that Lofton never did: led the league in receiving yards, doing so twice.
Holt led the league in receiving yards during that time frame and was the only player with over 10,000 receiving yards. He ranked fourth in receiving touchdowns.
While Lofton has the Hall of Fame jacket, Holt was a fundamental player in the ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ and has a Super Bowl ring.