This is the 2018 NFL Combine Stock Report for the wide receivers. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Marcell Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
There was speculation prior to the combine that Marcell Ateman could run a 4.45 and leap 42 inches. Instead, he notched a 4.62 and a 34-inch vertical. On top of that, Ateman posted a poor 3-cone time (7.07) and didn't look very good in the drills, especially during one of the worst gauntlets run in combine memory.
Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech
Dylan Cantrell tested as one of the best athletes at the combine at his position. His 4.59 40 may not be impressive, but it wasn't a bad number considering his size (6-3, 226). Cantrell was much better in other categories, posting a 6.56 3-cone time, a 10-10 broad jump and a 38.5-inch vertical. Cantrell may struggle to separate, but he has great hands and ball skills, and he could be chosen early on Day 3.
D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
D.J. Chark had everyone buzzing at the combine. He posted the best 40 time among the receivers Saturday, clocking in at 4.34. His other testing numbers were also great (40-inch vertical, 10-9 broad jump). Even better, Chark flourished in the drills. It's unlikely that he'll get out of the second round.
Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
Some of the NFL Network analysts compared Christian Kirk to Golden Tate. Both are slot receivers with similar size and 40 times (4.46 for Kirk; 4.42 for Tate). However, Kirk's other numbers weren't as good (35.5 vertical, 9-7 broad jump, 7.09 3-cone), and he struggled to catch the ball in some of the drills. I find it unlikely that Kirk will be a first-round pick.
Jordan Lasley, WR, UCLA
Steve Smith talked up Jordan Lasley prior to the workouts, but the UCLA product was a major disappointment. The 40 time was just OK (4.50), but the leaping numbers were poor (34.5 vertical, 9-4 broad). Even worse, Lasley dropped countless passes in the drills. I wasn't counting, but I bet he led all the receivers in drops Saturday.
Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
Allen Lazard was expected to look good in the drills, and he did. The amount of athleticism he would possess was the major question entering the combine, and Lazard passed his test with flying colors. His 40 time of 4.56 was solid of a receiver with his frame (6-5, 225), and he also posted a 38-inch vertical and a broad jump of 10-2.
T.J. Martin, WR, Washington State
T.J. Martin registered a horrifically bad 4.80 in his 40 despite weighing just 185 pounds. He's not getting drafted.
D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
D.J. Moore was one of the few receivers who thrived in the drills and tested extremely well. Moore posted a 4.42 40, which was excellent at his size (6-0, 210). He also notched a broad jump of 11-0, a vertical of 39.5 and a 3-cone time of 6.95.
J'Mon Moore, WR, Missouri
No one will look at J'Mon Moore's 40 time of 4.60 and think he's a great athlete, but he is certainly just that. His 3-cone time of 6.56 was excellent, especially considering his size (6-3, 207). He also posted great jumping numbers (38-inch vertical, 10-0 broad jump).
Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
Calvin Ridley registered some very disappointing numbers at the combine. His 40 of 4.43 was decent, but his vertical of 31 inches and broad jump of 9-2 were both awful. He's a better player than that - the numbers don't factor in route running - but he can no longer be considered the consensus top receiver (not that he should've been in the first place.) Courtland Sutton was already close, and Sutton may have passed him in Indianapolis.
Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida
Tre'Quan Smith became the fourth receiver this millennium to achieve a 40 better than 4.50 (4.49), a vertical of at least 37.5, a broad jump of at least 10-10 and a 3-cone of 6.97 or better. That's the good news. The bad news is that two of those three receivers were Stephen Hill and Robert Davis. The third was Julio Jones, so Smith will be hoping he's more Jones than Hill or Davis. He's not, but he can always be optimistic.
Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
Courtland Sutton was expected to look great in the drills, and he did that. However, he was much better than anticipated in the testing numbers. Sutton's 40 of 4.54 was solid at his size (6-4, 218), but the better numbers were his 6.57 3-cone and 10-4 broad jump.