7. Gary Collins, WR
As the fourth pick in the 1962 NFL Draft, Gary Collins really burst onto the scene in year two, breaking the Browns’ single-season touchdown mark with 13 scores in 1963. The total shattered the previous record of nine, held by Dante Lavelli in 1947.
During the 1964 NFL Championship game, Collins caught three touchdown passes and was name the contest’s MVP.
When Pittsburgh’s Lynn Swann earned induction into the Hall of Fame, those aware of Collins’ career began to knock on the doors at Canton, although no one has answered yet.
Collins was a two-time Pro Bowler was named first-team, all-pro four different times. He ended his career with 339 receptions 5,299 receiving yards. He also hauled in 70 touchdown passes.
His single season mark of 13-touchdown receptions in one season held up through 2007 until Braylon Edwards shattered the mark with 16 touchdowns.