TOP PLAYER AVAILABLE
Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (6-1, 207, Jr.) – The fourth-year junior decided not to come out last season and that is likely going to pay dividends as most mock drafts project him to be a top 10 pick. He’s not going to blaze by many defenders, but Blackmon does have the speed to get down the field and the frame to make tough catches over the middle.
FIRST ROUND TALENT
Michael Floyd, Notre Dame (6-3, 220, Sr.) – Floyd could be the draft’s best overall package in what is a weak receiver class. His route-running has been called into question at times as many think he takes too many steps and has problems separating from defenders. However, his distinct size advantage and glue-like hands will make him a highly coveted player.
Alshon Jeffrey, South Carolina (6-3, 216, Jr.) – While questions remain about his ability to separate from defenders at the professional level, there is no doubt that Jeffrey’s size will present immediate mismatches for opposing defenders. He could develop into a nice possession receiver/red zone target for whichever team lands him on draft day.
Kendall Wright, Baylor (5-10, 196, Sr.) – His size has caused some concern, but rest assured that Wright is the top playmaker in this draft at the position. He could drop outside the first round, yet his skill set will prove valuable enough to warrant consideration. His run-after-catch ability is impressive.
Rueben Ranlde, LSU (6-2, 210, Jr.) – Randle’s game is polished enough for him to make an immediate impact in the right situation. He is a great vertical receiver, but will need to develop a bit at coming back to the ball and reading the quarterback.
BEST OF THE REST
Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech (6-4, 215, Jr.)
Marvin Jones, California (6-2, 199, Sr.)
Joe Adams, Arkansas (5-11, 179, Sr.)
AJ Jenkins, Illinois (6-0, 190, Jr.)
Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers (6-2, 211, Sr.)
Brian Quick, Appalachian St. (6-2, 220, Sr.)
Jarius Wright, Arkansas (5-10, 182, Sr.)
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