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2008 Wide Receiver Rankings

The top 2008 wide receiver prospects available for the 2008 NFL Draft. More will be added as time progresses. * - denotes underclassmen.

This page was last updated April 12, 2008.

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  1. DeSean Jackson, California
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 169.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.31.
    Vertical: 34.5. Broad 10-2.
    Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.

    Some teams will shy away from DeSean Jackson because of his size. Those same teams probably passed up on Steve Smith (5-9, 185) too. Still, you have to wonder why Jackson hasn't been able to put on any weight during his collegiate career.

    Jackson snapped out of his early-season slump, catching 11 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns in an upset at Oregon.

    Compared to Santana Moss. Returned four punts for touchdowns in 2006. There's talk that Jackson may run a 4.2, which would put him into the top five. He's the same size as Ted Ginn, and could be even faster. Jackson recorded 59 receptions, 1,060 yards and nine scores last year.

  2. Limas Sweed, Texas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.46.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50.
    Vertical: 37.5. Broad 10-8.
    Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.

    Forget all the rumors that Limas Sweed's 4.5 40 time could drop him into the second round. Sweed ran a 4.46, all but guaranteeing his spot in the first round.

  3. Devin Thomas, Michigan State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.32.
    Vertical: 33. Broad .
    Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.

    Devin Thomas could be the receiver who raised his draft stock the most at the combine. A 4.32 from a 215-pound receiver? No one saw that coming. There are questions about why Devin Thomas played just one good season at Michigan State, but before you answer that, think of who his head coach was prior to 2007. John L. Smith, one of the most inept and clueless people to ever stand on the sidelines of a football game.

    After catching just six passes in 2006, Thomas has registered 75 catches, 1,226 yards and eight touchdowns this season. Where'd he come from? Thomas has a great 40 at his size, and could be drafted in the first round.

  4. James Hardy, Indiana
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 217.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
    Vertical: 37. Broad 10-5.
    Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.

    James Hardy all but cemented his status as a first-round pick with a solid combine. He didn't run the 40, but he notched a 37-inch vertical and dropped only two passes in the drills. The only thing keeping him from being the No. 1 wide out on this list are his character concerns.

  5. Early Doucet, LSU
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 203.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.56.
    Vertical: 34.5. Broad 9-6.
    Projected Round: 2.

    3/27/08: Early Doucet put up mediocre numbers at his Pro Day, which pretty much cements him in Round 2.

    Did not run or do the drills at the combine.

    With an excellent week of Senior Bowl practice, Doucet has emerged as the top senior in the class and a sure-fire first-round pick.



  6. Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 224.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
    Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.68.
    Vertical: 32. Broad 9-9.
    Projected Round: 2.

    Talk about a bad day... First, Malcolm Kelly ran 4.68 and 4.75 in his 40s. Then, he blamed the Oklahoma coaching staff on his poor performance. Looks like someone has a case of the Muuuundays.

    I was disappointed to see Malcolm Kelly eschew the combine. Others felt the same way about Kelly's Pro Day. Kelly has been criticized for not toughing it out and working out despite a thigh injury. His stock has dipped a bit, but I still think he's the most talented wide out in this class.

    Kelly continued to dazzle, as he beat Miami's renowned secondary for four receptions, 102 yards and three scores.

    Kelly is currently on pace to improve upon his 2006 season. In his first game of the year, Kelly had four receptions for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He had 62 catches, 993 yards and 10 scores last season. Kelly has a great 40 at his size.

  7. Donnie Avery, Houston
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 192.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.28.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.40.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.34.
    Vertical: 37.5. Broad 10-6.
    Projected Round: 2.

    Donnie Avery didn't run a 4.30, but he was pretty close. Some are projecting him to go in the first round.

    It's not often that a 4.40 drops your draft stock, but it does when you boast about being able to go 4.2.

    That 40 time is not a joke. Avery is also more than a return specialist; he caught 57 passes for 852 yards and five touchdowns last year. A product of Houston's system? Perhaps. Avery has to prove himself, but an NFL squad will give the chance because of his 40 time.

  8. Eddie Royal, Virginia Tech
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 184.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.35.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.39.
    Vertical: 36. Broad 10-4.
    Projected Round: 2.

    Eddie Royal had one of the best combines out of any receiver in Indianapolis. Not only did he run a 4.39 and jump 36 inches, he also looked really fluid in all of the drills. I think he won some people over, and may have moved into the second round.

  9. Jordy Nelson, Kansas State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 217.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.49.
    Vertical: 31. Broad .
    Projected Round: 2-3.

    I was glad to see Jordy Nelson follow up a solid Senior Bowl with a 4.49 at the combine. He could sneak into the second round.

    Jordy Nelson needs to get his 40 time down, but he has certainly established himself as a talent wide out in 2007. He registered three straight 10-plus-catch performances, all for at least 116 yards and a touchdown against Missouri State, Texas and Kansas. In the latter contest, Nelson burnt Aqib Talib, which you can find a clip of on Youtube.

  10. Andre Caldwell, Florida
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 204.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.36.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
    Vertical: 36.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: 2-3.

    Andre Caldwell didn't disappoint at the combine and will be drafted in the third round, at the very latest.

    With a new quarterback at the helm, Caldwell managed to secure 52 receptions and 721 yards despite missing three games.

  11. Mario Manningham, Michigan
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 181.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.59.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42.
    Vertical: 35. Broad .
    Projected Round: 2-3.

    It's nice to see Mario Manningham back on the rise. After a horrific combine, Manningham recorded a 4.42 at Michigan's Pro Day.

    Per Pro Football Talk, Mario Manningham's interviews have been horrendous. That's not good at all, considering his sloppy 40 performance.

    So, a speed-burner runs a 4.59? How are we supposed to take Manningham seriously now? And what about all the people who had him going 11th to the Bills? What will become of them? Dropped numerous passes against Ohio State, lowering his draft stock. He finished with impressive numbers, however (72 catches, 1,174 yards and 12 touchdowns.)

    Manningham injured his knee two years ago, but when he played, he was unstoppable. He saved his best performances against Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Ohio State and USC. Despite missing four games, Manningham notched 38 receptions, 703 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006.

  12. William Franklin, Missouri
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
    Vertical: 40.5. Broad 10-11.
    Projected Round: 3.

    William Franklin's 4.37 (at 214 pounds) made some noise at the combine. His vertical wasn't too shabby either.

    Has grown leaps and bounds his first three years, increasing his yardage total from 174 (2004) and 413 (2005) to 829 (2006). Also caught six touchdowns. Franklin's 40 time will likely get him into the first day.

  13. Paul Hubbard, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 221.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.38.
    Vertical: 39.5. Broad 10-6.
    Projected Round: 3-4.

    After seeing his draft stock drop since the beginning of the year, Paul Hubbard put himself back on the map with a tremendous Pro Day. He ran a 4.38 and notched a 39.5-inch vertical. He also dropped one pass in the drills. I don't think too many teams will shy away from a 221-pound wide out who runs in the 4.3s. Paul Hubbard's 40 is decent at his size. He's very athletic. as you can tell by his broad jump. So, what's the problem. Other than the fact that he's coming off a knee injury, Hubbard drops too many easy passes. He could be the wide receiver version of L.J. Smith - a talented specimen who just can't live up to his potential.

  14. Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.48.
    Vertical: 32. Broad .
    Projected Round: 3-4.

    Earl Bennett's numbers slipped a bit in 2007, but you can attribute that to horrendous quarterback play. He had 75 catches, 830 yards and five scores.

    Bennett managed 82 receptions and 1,146 yards in 2006. Caught 79 passes a year ago as a freshman.

  15. Keenan Burton, Kentucky
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.43.
    Vertical: 38.5. Broad 10-5.
    Projected Round: 4.

    A good receiver who solidified his draft status with a nice combine. He just had the look of a decent NFL wide out.

    Keenan Burton caught everything in sight as Kentucky upset Louisville; Burton recorded nine receptions for 99 yards.

    Burton had five receptions for 49 yards, but I don't see him winning any jump balls in the NFL. Still a very impressive player, and he is versatile on special teams. -- Matt McGuire.



  16. Jerome Simpson, Coastal Carolina
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
    Vertical: 37.5. Broad 11-4.
    Projected Round: 4.

    Dropped some catchable balls, but dazzled everyone with a broad jump of 11-4 and a 4.37 40.

    Another productive I-AA receiver (61 catches, 1,077 yards, 16 TDs in 2006). However, Jerome Simpson's size and 40 are a bit lacking.

  17. Marcus Monk, Arkansas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 222.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.57.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.41.
    Vertical: 36. Broad 10-2.
    Projected Round: 4.

    Is Marcus Monk back? While some teams might still be scared of his knees, others may just look at his 4.41 40, 36-inch vertical, 10-2 broad jump and great workout in the drills, and be completely satisfied that he's 100 percent again.

    Monk did a solid job at the combine, but his recurring knee injuries will scare away some teams until the later rounds.

    A massive receiver but probably needs to run in the 4.5s. Had 50 receptions and 11 TDs despite playing with the SEC's worst quarterbacking corps.

  18. Steve Johnson, Kentucky
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.57.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46.
    Vertical: 32.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: 4-5.

    Steve Johnson improved on a mediocre combine 40 by running a 4.46 at his Pro Day.

    Though Steve Johnson's 40 wasn't spectacular, I thought he looked really good in the drills.

    With Andre Caldwell getting all of the attention, Johnson quietly garnered 61 receptions, 1,052 yards and 13 touchdowns. With solid speed at his size, Johnson could go in the fourth round or earlier.

  19. Dexter Jackson, Appalachian State
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 182.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.33.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
    Vertical: 30.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: 4-5.

    Dexter Jackson followed up a solid Senior Bowl with a 4.37 40. He definitely put himself on the map this past month.

    Jackson's undersized, but his performance at the Senior Bowl puts him above guys of similar build, including Dorien Bryant. With a low 4.3, Jackson figures to be drafted as a return specialist as well as a receiver.

  20. D.J. Hall, Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 193.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.55.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.55.
    Vertical: 32.5. Broad 9-9.
    Projected Round: 5.

    D.J. Hall's draft stock took a slight hit with a disappointing 40 time.

  21. Lavelle Hawkins, California
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.56.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.47.
    Vertical: 33.5. Broad 10.
    Projected Round: 5.

    Lavelle Hawkins is a talented receiver, but his 4.56 at 187 pounds won't exactly help him.

    Hawkins made a great adjustment on the fly, catching an underthrown Chad Henne pass in the end zone at the Senior Bowl. This is just an example of how well Hawkins did all week.

    A team player. Hawkins is undersized, but his speed makes up for it. Recorded 705 yards and five scores in 2006. Nate Longshore should be able to turn him into a star this season.

  22. Harry Douglas, Louisville
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 176.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.49.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51.
    Vertical: 35.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: 5.

    A small receiver in the 4.5s won't be drafted high, no matter how great he may be at the next level.

    Douglas didn't do anything spectacular at the combine and cemented himself as a mid-round receiver.

    Fumbles and drops. That basically tells the story of Harry Douglas' awful performance at West Virginia. In the biggest game of the year, Douglas came up small.

  23. Darius Reynaud, West Virginia
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 201.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.48.
    Vertical: 37. Broad 10-7.
    Projected Round: 5.

    Darius Reynaud has finally emerged as a consistent, lethal option in West Virginia's option. He led the team with 64 catches, 733 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.

    Needs to be more productive than 520 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Like De'Cody Fagg, Darius Reynaud's 40 will warrant some draft consideration.

  24. Adrian Arrington, Michigan
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 203.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
    Vertical: . Broad .
    Projected Round: 5-6.

    Adrian Arrington did not work out at the combine.

    Arrington improved on his numbers from 2006, notching 67 receptions, 882 yards and eight touchdowns.

    Although charges were dropped, Arrington was arrested for domestic assault in the fall. That incident will undoubtedly cause Arrington's stock to slip, as more coaches are paying attention to character. That said, there's no denying Arrington's talents; he caught 40 passes for 544 yards and eight touchdowns in 2006.

  25. Arman Shields, Richmond
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 194.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
    Vertical: 37.5. Broad 10.8.
    Projected Round: 5-6.

    Isn't it appropriate that the only Spider at the combine had one of the best verticals?



  26. Kenneth Moore, Wake Forest
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
    Vertical: 28. Broad .
    Projected Round: 5-6.

    I think Kenneth Moore needed to get into the 4.5s to cement his standing as a mid-round receiver. He did just that.

  27. Ernie Wheelwright, Minnesota
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.66.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50.
    Vertical: 36. Broad .
    Projected Round: 6.

    Ernie Wheelwright's production in 2006 sucked. So did his projected 40 time. That has all changed. Wheelwright, who notched 66 receptions for 775 yards and nine touchdowns in 2007 despite having a mediocre quarterback, improved his workout numbers at his Pro Day. He posted a 4.50 40 and 36-inch vertical, both of which are great at his imposing size.

  28. Mark Bradford, Stanford
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 211.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.49.
    Vertical: 41. Broad 11-1.
    Projected Round: 6.

    Mark Bradford put up some amazing numbers at Stanford's Pro Day. His 40 time (4.49) was solid, considering his size. But his vertical (41 inches) and broad jumps (11'1") were a spectacular sight.

  29. Dorien Bryant, Purdue
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.37.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.53.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.44.
    Vertical: . Broad .
    Projected Round: 6.

    Dorien Bryant didn't get into the 4.3s, but he managed a 4.44, which was much better than his hideous combine 40.

    I expected Bryant to run a high 4.3 or low 4.4, resulting in TV analysts to start comparing him to Steve Smith. So much for that.



  30. Taj Smith, Syracuse
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.37.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.55.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.43.
    Vertical: 38.5. Broad 10-7.
    Projected Round: 6.

    I'm not sure what happened to Taj Smith at the combine; his 4.55 seemed pretty whacky. The 4.43 he notched at his combine is more like it. The 38.5-inch vertical and 10-7 broad jump don't hurt.

    I was disappointed by Smith's time. He seemed so much faster when I watched him in live action.

    Smith single-handedly destroyed Louisville in Syracuse's inexplicable 38-35 upset. Smith, who led the team in receiving going into the game, had four catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

  31. Adarius Bowman, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 223.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.75.
    Vertical: 33.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: 6.

    Scouts wanted to time Adarius Bowman in the 40, but he took so long that they got bored and left. A 4.75? Most linebackers are faster than that.

    Last year, I said if Bowman manages to get into the 4.4s, he'll go in the first round. Well, how about going a 4.5? I do like Bowman, however, and I wouldn't hesitate to pull the trigger in Round 3.

  32. Maurice Purify, Nebraska
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 224.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50.
    Vertical: 36. Broad 10-3.
    Projected Round: 6.

    Maurice Purify may have redeemed himself a bit, catching seven passes for 80 yards against USC.

    There's no question that Maurice Purify's talented - he had 34 receptions for 630 yards and seven touchdowns last year - but he's had too many legal incidents the past year for my liking.

  33. Marcus Henry, Kansas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.50.
    Vertical: . Broad 10-6.
    Projected Round: 6-7.

    Marcus Henry's 40 time will keep him out of the first three rounds, but he really has emerged as one of the top receivers in college football. Henry, who has 46 receptions, 885 yards and seven touchdowns through 10 games, had eight catches, 199 yards and two scores at Oklahoma State.

  34. Josh Morgan, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 219.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46.
    Vertical: 40.5. Broad 10.
    Projected Round: 6-7.

    Career highs are 33 receptions and 471 yards, but Josh Morgan returns kickoffs. He also gets arrested (October 2006).

  35. Sammie Stroughter, Oregon State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    40 Time: 4.43.
    Projected Round: 6-7.

    A very explosive receiver and return specialist. I think he can run a 4.3. Check out his 2006 stats: 74 catches, 1,293 yards and 5 TDs.

  36. Mario Urrutia, Louisville
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 232.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.58.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.53.
    Vertical: 35. Broad .
    Projected Round: 7.

    Sluggish at the combine. No surprise here.

    The Louisville coaching staff removed Mario Urrutia from the game after multiple unsportsmanlike penalties. The home crowd booed Urrutia every time he caught the ball.

    Urrutia had seven receptions, 142 yards and two scores against Middle Tennessee State. However, what the box score doesn't show is at least two drops, including one easy touchdown catch.

    Great size. Caught 53 passes for 929 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2006. Needs to improve his 40 time to be a first-round lock.

  37. Patrick Carter, Louisville
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.32.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.38.
    Vertical: 37. Broad 10-1.
    Projected Round: 7.

    Patrick Carter will get drafted as a kick-returner, and definitely not a receiver. He had only five receptions in 2006.

  38. Ryan Grice-Mullen, Hawaii
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.46.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.36.
    Vertical: 31.5. Broad 10-2.
    Projected Round: 7.

    I can't say I trust Hawaii receivers, although Ryan Grice-Mullen's numbers are better than Devone Bess'.

    Yet another Hawaii receiver who puts up crazy stats. Grice-Mullen recorded 85 receptions, 1,228 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2005, but saw the former two numbers dip to 46 and 770 because of an ankle injury. Grice-Mullen proved he can get the job done against elite competition, garnering 109 yards and a score at Alabama.

  39. Todd Blythe, Iowa State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 214.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.61.
    Vertical: . Broad .
    Projected Round: 7.

    Should be interesting to see what Blythe can do with a real quarterback. Nice frame, but his 40 will hurt.

  40. Darrell Blackman, North Carolina State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 205.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round: 7.

    Darrell Blackman has emerged as N.C. State's top receiver. Through five games in 2007, Blackman has 232 yards, 128 of which came at Boston College.

  41. Jason Rivers, Hawaii
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.55.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.59.
    Vertical: 34. Broad 9-6.
    Projected Round: 7.

    Has an injury history and a habit of underachieving in school. Do his 1,178 receiving yards make up for it? Jason Rivers must run in the low 4.4s considering his size.

  42. Cameron Colvin, Oregon
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round: 7.

    Cameron Colvin has emerged as a great No. 2 option for Dennis Dixon. Against Stanford and California, Colvin had 15 receptions, 210 yards and two touchdowns.

  43. Keith Brown, Alabama
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 204.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Keith Brown had just 44 receptions, 590 yards and three touchdowns last year, but a knee injury held him back. He'll be 24 next July, so his ceiling may not be that high.

  44. Pierre Garcon, Mount Union
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.48.
    Vertical: 36.5. Broad 10-5.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.



  45. Kevin Robinson, Utah State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
    Vertical: 27.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Kevin Robinson, who led Utah State in receptions (55) and yardage (640) in 2007, can also be a return specialist in the NFL.

  46. Davone Bess, Hawaii
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 194.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.49.
    Vertical: 36.5. Broad 10-7.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Again, I have to question why people were so high on Davone Bess. He's small and slow. He almost ran a 4.7 at 5-10, 194 pounds. His numbers were a product of June Jones' system.

    Colton Brennan's top receiver, Bess notched 96 receptions, 1,220 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2006. But we all know that looking at Hawaii's offensive statistics can be a bit misleading. The bottom line is Davone Bess is a 187-pound wide out who runs a 4.5. He needs to improve his timed speed or somehow grow five inches.



  47. Derek Kinder, Pittsburgh
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Derek Kinder tore his ACL in a workout recently. He's out for the season. He's productive (57 catches, 847 yards, 6 TDs), he's quick and isn't small. The question is how effective he'll be without Tyler Palko under center.

  48. Evan Moore, Stanford
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 233.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.67.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.67.
    Vertical: 35. Broad .
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Evan Moore's size will draw some attention from scouts.

  49. Jayson Foster, Georgia Southern
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 164.
    40 Time: 4.28.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Jayson Foster put up monstrous numbers at Georgia Southern (1,844 rushing yards, 1,203 passing yards, 30 touchdowns). However, he doesn't have the size to play a skill position in the NFL. A team will draft him as a return specialist.

  50. Amarri Jackson, South Florida
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 195.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    I have to admit that I didn't have Amarri Jackson on my radar until an e-mailer pointed him out to me. Jackson didn't put up great numbers last year (26 receptions, 393 yards, three touchdowns), but then again, no one on South Florida did. What I like about Jackson is his speed (4.52) despite his 6-5 frame. Someone will probably draft him.

  51. Marcus Smith, New Mexico
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 221.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.57.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.54.
    Vertical: 29. Broad 9-3.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Not exactly the type of rebound performance Marcus "Hands of Stone" Smith needed after a horrible combine.

    Whether it was at practice or in the actual Senior Bowl, Smith couldn't catch anything.

    After recording 89 receiving yards his first two years at New Mexico, Marcus Smith emerged as a top-notch wide out, garnering 53 catches for 859 yards and nine touchdowns in 2006. You have to like his 40 time at 6-2, 212.

  52. Lance Leggett, Miami
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.43.
    Vertical: . Broad 10-4.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Recorded 38 receptions and 584 yards last year, both career highs. However, Lance Leggett disappeared in big games; his top performances were against Florida International and Duke.

  53. Travis Brown, New Mexico
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.63.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.46.
    Vertical: 34. Broad 10-4.
    Projected Round: 7-FA.

    Travis Brown rebounded off a mediocre combine to run a 4.46. He posted solid numbers in the vertical and broad jumps too. Brown posted solid numbers (76 receptions, 1,031 yards, six touchdowns) in 2007.

  54. Bruce Hocker, Duquesne
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.71.
    Vertical: 37.5. Broad 10-5.
    Projected Round: FA.



  55. Brandon Breazell, UCLA
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 160.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.40.
    Vertical: 36.5. Broad 10.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Way too small and not quick enough.

  56. Brian Paysinger, Oregon
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 206.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
    Vertical: . Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.



  57. Lorne Sam, UTEP
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.59.
    Vertical: 33. Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.

    Lorne Sam does a little bit of everything. Perhaps the next Slash? Sam had 144 passing yards, 339 rushing yards, 589 receiving yards and six total touchdowns for UTEP as a senior. If he can run in the 4.4s, he will be drafted late.

  58. De'Cody Fagg, Florida State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 211.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.63.
    Vertical: . Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.



  59. Luke Swan, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 196.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Had 595 yards and five touchdowns in 2006. Needs a better 40 at his size.

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  60. Jaymar Johnson, Jackson State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 177.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.37.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.45.
    Vertical: 32. Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.

    Not productive at I-AA (527 yards, 2 TDs in 2006). Too small. Needs to be a return specialist.

  61. Danny Amendola, Texas Tech
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 183.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
    Vertical: . Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.

    Whoa, I didn't know Tony Almeida declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

  62. Joe West, UTEP
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.51.
    Vertical: 32. Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.



  63. Jomar Wright, Duke
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round: FA.

    Jomar Wright has 21 receptions through four games. He needs to improve his 40 time to warrant draft consideration.

  64. James Banks, Carson Newman
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 218.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round: FA.

    James Banks has declared for the 2008 NFL Draft.

    A 24-year-old who was suspended at Tennessee thrice; two times for weed. Not exactly what I want on my team, though Marvin Lewis seems interested.

  65. Billy Pittman, Texas
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 189.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.76.
    Pro Day 40 Time: 4.71.
    Vertical: 32.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.



  66. Shaheer McBride, Delaware State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.66.
    Vertical: 29. Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.



  67. Darnell Jenkins, Miami
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
    Combine 40 Time: 4.63.
    Vertical: 26.5. Broad .
    Projected Round: FA.



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