2018 NFL Draft Prospects – Wide Receivers

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2018 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Ranking

Courtland Sutton - 2018 NFL Draft1. Courtland Sutton, SMU

Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lbs

One of the rare “X” receivers coming out of college these days, he has the height, body build, speed, and talent to be a true number one receiver in the NFL… Full Profile


Calvin Ridley - 2018 NFL Draft2. Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Height: 6-1 Weight: 188 lbs

An electric, quick footed receiver that excels in the open field. Well suited for yards after the catch type routes, especially in the slot in an NFL system… Full Profile


Christian Kirk - 2018 NFL Draft3. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

Height: 5-11 Weight: 200 lbs

Fast and agile receiver that can line up anywhere on the line and one of the best returners in college football… Full Profile


2018 NFL Mock Draft4. James Washington, Oklahoma State

Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 lbs

An elite “go route” receiver, Washington has been phenomenally productive over the last three years, averaging almost 20 yards a reception… Full Profile


Dante Pettis - 2018 NFL Draft5. Dante Pettis, Washington

Height: 6-1 Weight: 192 lbs

Has many of the traits that NFL teams are looking for in wide receivers: excellent route running skills, a strong burst off of the line of scrimmage, disciplined footwork, and great hands… Full Profile


2018 NFL Draft: DJ Moore6. D.J. Moore, Maryland

Height: 5-10 Weight: 215 lbs

A short, but powerfully built and experienced wide receiver that has been profoundly productive over his time at Maryland… Full Profile


D.J. Clark - 2018 NFL Draft7. D.J. Chark, LSU

Height: 6-2 Weight: 185 lbs

A “take the top off of the defense” type wide receiver, with the speed and the pass catching ability to back up the threat…Full Profile


Anthony Miller 2018 NFL Draft8. Anthony Miller, Memphis

Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 lbs

A shifty, agile wide receiver that will play in the slot primarily at the next level, but is dependable and versatile enough to move around the offense… Full Profile


Daurice Fountain NFL8. Daurice Fountain, Northern Iowa

Height: 6-2 Weight: 210 lbs

An extremely athletic, shifty wide receiver / return man that is going to shine all through the draft process…Full Profile


Michael Gallup - 2018 NFL Draft10. Michael Gallup, Colorado State

Height: 6-1 Weight: 195 lbs

Has a instinctive ability to get open and to operate in space. An excellent “yards after catch” type receiver, particularly well suited for West coast offensives… Full Profile




Example Draft Considerations:

  • Is he more of a vertical “go-route” “take the top off the defense” receiver, a slot guy, a “possession” receiver that is a bigger guy with sure hands, or a hybrid wr/rb type that is becoming popular.
  • Speed… shiftiness and top end vertical speed are often two different things
  • There are two ways a WR gets separation: physically separating through elite speed / shiftiness, and the ability to separate when having a defensive back right on him, such as with leaping ability.
  • Ability to “high point” balls often referred to as “catching the ball at its highest point”… wherein he can time balls thrown to him, go up and get it over the defenders head.
  • Strong hands and reliability of catching balls thrown to him.
  • Able to beat press coverage at line of scrimmage.
  • Willingness and toughness when going over the middle, catching balls and taking hits.
  • Able to move all over the line of scrimmage, lining up in different wide receiver positions.
  • Route running… very important. Able to run crisp routes and accelerate out of breaks.
  • Some WR’s play in pro systems and have that advantage.
  • Average Yards per catch… will be mentioned with some vertical receivers and stat will be something like % of catches over 20 yards.
  • Number of touchdowns per year, indicating red zone threat.
  • Number of years with productivity.
  • Able to help in punt returns and kick off returns.
  • Are they a true “X” receiver, which is very rare… Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones types

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