NFL Draft: WR Prospect Rankings (Top-15)

The NFL Draft is finally less than three days away and excitement levels are on full-tilt. With the league becoming more pass-happy by the season wide receiver is being valued more than ever, and with the market for veterans at the position continuing to boom teams are expected to be aggressive in adding wideouts through the draft. Fortunately, this year’s class is loaded with talent up and down the board.

1. Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

The skinny: Size and speed freak with the jets to go 0-60 in a blink; get the ball in his hands and figure out the rest later.

Best trait: Size/accelerator combo

Why he could fall: Still developing as a route-runner; inconsistent (though sometimes elite) ball skills

Player comp: Bigger Deebo Samuel

Scheme fit: Big slot/jumbo-gadget/developmental X-wideout

2. Drake London, WR, USC

The skinny: A big-bodied, contested-catch nightmare for opposing defenses; has the savvy separate out of breaks, and is a hungry hippo after the catch.

Best trait: Ball skills

Why he could fall: Some teams will prefer another flavor of receiver

Player comp: Mike Evans

Scheme fit: X-wideout/big slot, vertical offense

3. Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State

The skinny: A proven resume and bankable skillset of deep speed and route-running chops.

Best trait: Getting open

Why he could fall: Size concerns/lacks YAC upside

Player comp: Stefon Diggs

Scheme fit: Z-wideout

4. Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

The skinny: A true burner with the route-running prowess, ball skills, and competitive fire to demand double-teams on every snap.

Best trait: Speed

Why he could fall: A torn ACL in the National Championship makes for a wide range of outcomes

Player comp: Hopefully-healthier Will Fuller

Scheme fit: Z-wideout

5. Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

The skinny: Major upside as a sudden route-runner with deep speed and a wide catch-radius.

Best trait: Explosiveness

Why he could fall: Still technically raw; concerns over his release, physicality, and concentration drops.

Player comp: Kadarius Toney without the off-field red flags

Scheme fit: Slot receiver with alignment-versatile upside (X and Z)

6. Jahan Dotson, WR, PSU

The skinny: Polished route-running, twitchy athleticism, and ridiculous hands make up for size and durability concerns.

Best trait: Ball skills

Why he could fall: Size concerns

Player comp: Emmanuel Sanders

Scheme fit: Scheme versatile

7. Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati

The skinny: A big-bodied athlete with the ability to release from press and consistently win in contested-catch situations; arguably the most dependable X-skillset in the class.

Best trait: Size/athleticism combo

Why he could fall: He’s a white guy at a skill position

Player comp: Chase Claypool

Scheme fit: X-wideout, vertical offense

8. George Pickens, WR, Georgia

The skinny: A contested-catch threat with the speed and fluidity to make scouts drool.

Best trait: Ball skills, love for the game

Why he could fall: Injury history

Player comp: AJ Green with an injury history

Scheme fit: X or Z-wideout

9. Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota St.

The skinny: A size/speed freak with few knocks outside of competition concerns.

Best trait: Size/speed

Why he could fall: Competition concerns

Player comp: Martavis Bryant

Scheme fit: Scheme versatile/big-gadget

10. Skyy Moore, WR, Western Mich.

The skinny: An explosive and twitchy route-runner with decent hands and YAC ability; if he wasn’t so small he’d be a first-round talent.

Best trait: Burst

Why he could fall: Size concerns

Player comp: Golden Tate

Scheme fit: Slot/Z-wideout

11. Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama

The skinny: A size/speed prospect with high-end burst and loose hips to gain easy separation.

Best trait: Burst

Why he could fall: Needs more refinement

Player comp: Robert Woods

Scheme fit: X or Z-wideout

12. Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis

The skinny: Elite speed, twitch, and explosiveness with a polished release/route-running skillset layered on top.

Best trait: Athleticism, speed

Why he could fall: Size concerns

Player comp: Marquise Goodwin

Scheme fit: Slot/gadget

13. John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

The skinny: A route technician with enough athleticism to overcome a lack of size and physicality.

Best trait: Ability to separate

Why he could fall: Lacking ideal ball skills; coming off ACL tear

Player comp: Discount Stefon Diggs

Scheme fit: Slot/Z-wideout

14. Wandale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

The skinny: A gadget weapon with the quick-feet and twitch required to make defenders miss; strong hands and good instincts round out a high-floor prospect.

Best trait: Twitch

Why he could fall: Lacks breakaway speed

Player comp: Randall Cobb

Scheme fit: Slot/gadget

15. David Bell, WR, Purdue

The skinny: A route technician with a polished release, excellent body control, and elite ball skills.

Best trait: Route-running, ball skills

Why he could fall: Lacks elite size or athleticism

Player comp: Anquan Boldin

Scheme fit: X-wideout/possession slot

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