2022 NFL Draft – Wide Receiver Rankings

Chris Olave 2022 NFL Draft

2022 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings includes a prospect ranking, a breakdown of scouting for the position, key questions about the position, and a link to learn more.

2022 NFL Mock Draft

Wide Receiver Rankings:

  1. Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
  2. Jameson Williams, Alabama
  3. Drake London, USC
  4. Treylon Burks, Arkansas
  5. Chris Olave, Ohio State
  6. George Pickens, Georgia
  7. Calvin Austin III, Memphis
  8. Jahan Dotson, Penn State
  9. Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
  10. Christian Watson, North Dakota State
  11. John Metchie III, Alabama
  12. Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama
  13. Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
  14. Kyle Phillips, UCLA
  15. Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky

2022 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

  • 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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