This is the 2016 NFL Combine Stock Report for the wide receivers. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
Tyler Boyd has some off-the-field concerns, so he needed a strong showing at the Combine to help offset those. Well, I guess you can say mission accomplished. He didn't run a good 40 (4.60), but he was terrific in the drills, looking smooth and making some great catches, so perhaps teams will look over his slow time.
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Josh Doctson may just be the second receiver selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Doctson measured as the top athlete at his position in the Combine. His 40 wasn't that great (4.50), but he posted a 41-inch vertical, a 10-11 broad jump and a superb 6.84 3-cone time. Adding on to that, Doctson thrived in the drills.
Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Will Fuller posted some terrific numbers at the Combine. He began by bursting for a 4.32 with a 1.52 10-yard split, standing out amongst all of the slow receivers in the group. Fuller then made some impressive catches in the drills and didn't drop any passes, which has been an issue for him. Fuller also notched a 10-6 broad jump and managed a 6.93 in the 3-cone.
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
The one knock on Rashard Higgins heading into the Combine was his rail-thin frame and inability to put on weight. There are more worries now, as Higgins ran a 4.64 40 despite weighing just 196 pounds. He also had a 32-inch vertical and 9-8 broad jump. Higgins could fall to the fifth round or later in the wake of his showing in Indianapolis.
Kenny Lawler, WR, California
I had Kenny Lawler in the middle of the second round of my 2016 NFL Mock Draft prior to the Combine, but he won't be there in the next update. Lawler struggled in Indianapolis, beginning with his horrible 40 time of 4.64. His vertical (32) and broad jump (9-8) were poor as well, and he didn't exactly make up for it in the field drills.
Ricardo Louis, WR, Auburn
Ricardo Louis measured as the No. 2 athlete in this year's receiver class. His numbers were very solid, as he began by running a 4.43 despite his large frame (6-1 3/4, 215), which included a 1.58 10-yard split. Louis also posted a 38-inch vertical and a broad jump of 11 feet. His arm length (32 3/8) was also among the best.
Sterling Shepard, WR, Oklahoma
Sterling Shepard was one of the best receivers in the drills. He showed off his great hands during the field work, which complemented his terrific workout times. Shepard ran a 4.48 40 with a 1.55 10-yard split, and he was also one of the best wideouts in the vertical (41 inches), and he also posted a solid broad jump (10-3).
Laquan Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
It's puzzling why Laquan Treadwell chose not to run the 40. If anything, it made him look worse. Treadwell then worked out with a baseball cap, which was interesting, to say the least. The workouts Treadwell participated in were underwhelming, as he notched a 9-9 broad jump and a vertical of 33 inches. Treadwell lacks explosion and could slip into the latter half of the opening round.
Duke Williams, WR, Auburn
Duke Williams told reporters earlier in the week that he had a "seventh-round character." He was being honest, which was nice. Unfortunately, we all saw that Williams has seventh-round measureables as well. Williams' 40 was atrocious, timing a 4.72 40. He also notched a 30-inch vertical.
De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
I didn't think De'Runnya Wilson would run a fast 40 time or anything. I figured he'd post a 4.65, or something. I didn't expect a 4.85, which was horrifically slow. Wilson's vertical (28) and broad jump (9-5) were almost as atrocious. It's going to be difficult for a team to justify drafting Wilson prior to the final couple of rounds.