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2015 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receivers

The top 2015 wide receiver prospects available for the 2015 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2016 prospect. ** - denotes 2017 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 26, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

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2015 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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  1. Marqise Lee, WR, USC
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2015): Top-20 Pick.

    8/24/13: Lee was one of the best players in college football in 2012. He was a Heisman finalist who carried USC's offense while other players had a down season. Lee was a consistent source of big plays with the speed to score on any reception. He put up astounding totals with 118 receptions for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns. Lee also returned kicks and averaged 28.5 yards per return, plus took one for a 100-yard touchdown in the season opener.

    Lee was a dominant freshman, too. He broke into the starting lineup for the Trojans in 2011 and was a superb weapon for quarterback Matt Barkley to exploit. Playing opposite Robert Woods, Lee had a massive debut hauling in 73 passes for 1,143 yards and 11 touchdowns.

    For the NFL, Lee looks like a potential No. 1 receiver. He is extremely fast and explosive. Lee also is a track star at USC. He projects as a receiver who will stretch a defense vertically and be a threat to score on any play. While Lee isn't the biggest or strongest, he plays bigger than his size and makes up for it with great route-running and hands. The 2013 season could be a challenging year for Lee as he is going to see double- and triple-teams while the Trojans break in a new starting quarterback.

  2. Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2015): Top-20 Pick.

    8/24/13: 2012 was a disappointing year for Watkins. He had a drug arrest in May of that year that landed him a two-game suspension to start last season. The sophomore was unable to reestablish his place in the offense after his return as DeAndre Hopkins emerged as Clemson's No. 1 receiver. Watkins caught 57 passes for 708 yards and three touchdowns. On the other hand, Watkins had a fantastic freshman season. The speedster totaled 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 32 times for 231 yards. On special teams, the versatile receiver averaged 25 yards per kick return with one score.

    Watkins is a threat to score on any touch and has rare first-step quickness. He looks like a potential game-breaking receiver for the NFL. With Hopkins in the NFL, Watkins should be the No. 1 receiver again and has the luxury of a great college quarterback, Tajh Boyd. As long as Watkins stays healthy, he should produce a massive season. Some scouts have told that they prefer Watkins over Lee entering the season. If Watkins stays clean off the field, he still should be a first-round pick.

  3. Amari Cooper*, WR, Alabama
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2015): 1.

    8/24/13: Cooper had a great freshman season last year and helped Alabama repeat as National Champions. Even though there were more experienced receivers, Cooper carried the Crimson Tide passing attack. He caught 59 passes for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. No other receiver had 30 receptions or 500 yards through the air. Cooper could have a huge 2013 season as A.J. McCarron's No. 1 receiver.

    Cooper has speed and plays bigger than his size. Some believe that he is in the running as the best wide receiver in the nation.

  4. Mike Evans*, WR, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-2.

    8/24/13: While redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel grabbed all the headlines last year, Evans had a breakout redshirt freshman season for the Aggies as well. He is a bit of a freak with speed to go along with massive size.

    Evans took over as Texas A&M's No. 1 receiver in 2012 even through the team had Ryan Swope as an established feature receiver. Evans led the team with 82 receptions for 1,105 yards and five touchdowns. He was consistently good for the Aggies week in and week out. Evans has phenomenal leaping ability and body control to make some highlight-reel catches.

    The sophomore looks poised for a massive season with Swope gone and shoul be firmly established as Manziel's No. 1 receiver.

    Personal: A sports management major, son of Heather Kilgore and Mike Evans.

  5. Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 226.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-2.

    8/24/13: Moncrief broke out last season and was one of the better wide receivers in the SEC. The sophomore notched 66 receptions for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns as the primary target for quarterback Bo Wallace. Moncrief had some huge games against Texas (7-144-1), LSU (6-161-2) and Mississippi State (7-173-3). He had a lot of success beating Mississippi State cornerback Johnthan Banks (second-round pick Tampa Bay) and LSU cornerback Tharold Simon (fifth-round pick Seattle) in man coverage.

    Moncrief ran a lot of vertical routes last year and did a superb job of stretching the defense. He burned defensive backs deep throughout 2012 and could have had a bigger season if some passes had been thrown more accurately. Moncrief has some burst with deceptive deep speed. Considering he is a big receiver, he could stand to play more physical football and should be a better blocker. The junior should make improvements in those areas in 2013.

    Moncrief had 31 catches for 454 yards and four touchdowns in 2011. He has already hinted that this could be his last season at Ole Miss.

    Personal: Son of Nineta and Spencer Moncrief. Cousin of former Ole Miss wide receiver Shay Hodge.

  6. Stefon Diggs*, WR, Maryland
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.39.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-2.

    8/24/13: Maryland is counting on Diggs to be a big-time player on offense and special teams. Diggs was one of the top recruits in the nation and decided to stay local by attending Maryland. He caught 54 passes for 848 yards with six touchdowns last year. The freshman had a big impact on special teams as well. Diggs averaged 10 yards per punt return and 28.5 yards on his kick returns. He had two kicks brought back for touchdowns.

    Diggs is an explosive weapon who is a deep scoring threat. He could be even better in 2013 and 2014 due to the experience he's gained. It wouldn't be a surprise if Diggs is one of the top play-makers in all of college football as a sophomore or junior.

  7. Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-3.

    8/24/13: Coleman is a massive receiver who looks like a tight end. He has been very consistent for Rutgers and has produced while playing in a running offense. Coleman led the Scarlet Knights with 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012. He led Rutgers with 663 receiving yards on 39 receptions with 10 touchdowns the year before, too. The biggest question about Coleman will be if he has enough speed to be a high draft pick.

    Personal: Labor studies major.

  8. Quinshad Davis*, WR, North Carolina
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-3.

    8/24/13: Davis had an impressive freshman season as the leading receiver for North Carolina. With senior quarterback Bryn Renner returning, Davis (6-4, 205) should be poised for a big 2013 season. He caught 61 passes for 776 yards and five touchdowns last year. In the final three games of the season, Davis totaled 417 yards on 32 receptions and three touchdowns. Don't be surprised if he explodes as a sophomore.

  9. Nelson Agholor*, WR, USC
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-3.

    8/24/13: With Marqise Lee drawing constant double teams, Agholor should break out as a sophomore. That was the case a year ago with defenses focused on Robert Woods. Agholor is projected to replace Woods as a starter in 2013. Agholor had 18 catches for 341 yards and two touchdowns last year. He has some special teams ability as well.

  10. Dorial Green-Beckham*, WR, Missouri
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-3.

    8/24/13: Green-Beckham was one of the top recruits in the nation and has often been compared to Cincinnati Bengals stud receiver A.J. Green. Green-Beckham had 28 receptions for 395 yards and five touchdowns in 2012. The freshman looked like he was just scratching the surface of his talent and could put up big numbers if he gets quality play out of Missouri's quarterbacks.

    Personal: Son of John & Tracy Beckham.

  11. Davaris Daniels, WR, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2015): 1-3.

    8/24/13: Daniels had a good 2012 season. The freshman registered 31 catches for 490 yards. He missed two regular season games with a broken collarbone but returned against Alabama for the National Championship. Daniels rose to the occasion with six receptions for 115 yards against the Crimson Tide. The sophomore should take on a bigger role in 2013.

  12. Kasen Williams, WR, Washington
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2014): 2-3.

    8/24/13: Williams had a very impressive sophomore season. Even though the Huskies have a tremendous tight end in Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Williams ended up leading the team in receiving. He did that despite quarterback Keith Price having a disappointing year. Williams totaled 77 receptions for 878 yards and six touchdowns in 2012. His only 100-yard receiving game of the season came against Stanford (10-129).

    Williams has good size with exceptional leaping ability to make catches over defenders. The junior needs to show the speed and quickness to consistently get separation. He hurt his stock over the summer with a traffic arrest on suspicion of DUI.

  13. Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 192.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    8/24/13: Mitchell could easily rise up the rankings as a junior and senior. He was the second and third option the past two seasons behind the likes of Tavarress King and Orson Charles. Mitchell totaled 40 receptions for 572 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. The sophomore also averaged 23 yards per kick return.
    ,Br> Mitchell has some serious speed and explosiveness. He could produce a big 2013 season as the No. 1 receiver for Aaron Murray.

  14. Devante Adams*, WR, Fresno State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    8/24/13: Adams made a real impact in 2012 working with quarterback Derek Carr. The redshirt freshman year caught 102 passes for 1,312 yards with 14 touchdowns. He should see plenty of double coverage this season, but with Carr coming back, they should produce a big season.

    Personal: Son of Pamela Brown and Douglas Adams.

  15. Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 204.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    8/24/13: The 2012 season was a challenging year for Penn State and Robinson was one of the bright spots. He excelled in the Nittany Lions' new pro-style offense. Robinson hauled in 77 passes for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns after barely playing in 2011. He has good size and the only question is if he has enough speed for the NFL.

    Personal: Majoring in communications. Son of Allen and Tracie Robinson.

  16. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    8/24/13: Beckham has the speed to stretch the field and showed the potential to produce some big plays for the Tigers in 2012. The sophomore led LSU in receiving with 713 yards on 43 catches and two touchdowns. He averaged 9.1 yards per punt return. Beckham had a strong 2011 season for the Tigers as well. The true freshman caught 41 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns.

    With Jarvis Landry on the other side, Beckham could produce a big junior season with Zach Mettenberger at quarterback.

    Personal: Majoring in human movement fitness. Son of Odell Beckham, Sr.; a running back for LSU from 1989-1992. His mother, Heather Van Norman, was a track star for LSU.

  17. Austen Hill*, WR, Arizona
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    8/24/13: Hill had a massive 2012 season for Arizona and was one of the top receivers in the Pac-12. He caught 81 passes for 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. The sophomore absolutely destroyed USC with 10 catches for 259 yards. Hill also had big games against Stanford (11-165-2) and Nevada (8-175-2). It was a tremendous season that saw him become Matt Scott's No. 1 receiver. Hill had 21 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman backup.

    Unfortunately, Hill tore his ACL in April and that makes it unlikely he'll play in 2013. Hill should probably return to Arizona for the 2014 season rather than enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

    Personal: Psychology major.

  18. Martavius Bryant, WR, Clemson
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2015): 2-4.

    8/24/13: Even though Bryant is tall, he has some speed to stretch the field. The sophomore averaged 30 yards per catch last year while totaling 305 yards on 10 receptions and four touchdowns. He caught nine passes for 221 yards and two scores in 2011. With DeAndre Hopkins in the NFL, Bryant should see more targets in this season. He also has one of the best quarterbacks in the nation to work with in Tajh Boyd.

  19. Charone Peake, WR, Clemson
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2015): 3-5.

    8/24/13: In 2012, Peake caught 25 receptions for 172 yards with two touchdowns. The junior should produce more this year with DeAndre Hopkins in the NFL. Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is one of the top passers in the nation and Peake should be used along with Sammy Watkins and Martavius Bryant in 2013.

  20. Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    8/24/13: Landry flashed for LSU in 2012 and did a nice job of moving the chains in the team's run-heavy offense. He caught 56 passes for 573 yards and five touchdowns. Landry should produce more as a junior with quarterback Zach Mettenberger returning.

    Personal: Majoring in sports administration. Son of Dietra Landry and related to Glenn Dorsey.

  21. Rashad Greene, WR, Florida State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    8/24/13: Greene was the Seminoles' leading receiver as a sophomore and freshman. The sophomore caught 57 passes for 741 yards with six touchdowns last year. He registered 38 catches for 596 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011.

    Greene has the talent to produce more, but Florida State only targeted him 76 times last year. The junior has the challenge of working with a new quarterback this season since E.J. Manuel is now with the Bills. The Seminoles also plan on featuring a running offense, so once again Greene may not get the opportunities to shine.

  22. Brandon Carter, WR, TCU
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 186.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2015): 4-6.

    8/24/13: Josh Boyce was the leading receiver for TCU in 2012, but there were times when Carter was the Horned Frogs' most impressive wide out. Carter started out the year strong before cooling down in the second half of the season. The sophomore caught 36 passes for 590 yards and six touchdowns. He had 23 receptions for 352 yards and three scores in 2011. Carter is a speed receiver who can stretch the field vertically.

    Personal: A business major. Son of Jimmy and Beatrice Carter.

  23. Jaxon Shipley, WR, Texas
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 192.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2015): 5-7.

    8/24/13: The younger brother of Jordan Shipley, Jaxon had a strong debut season in 2011. The freshman caught 44 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns in five starts. He started 10 games in 2012 and totaled 59 receptions for 737 yards.

    If Texas can get some quality quarterback play, Shipley is capable of producing well for the Longhorns. He has some size and quickness.

    Personal: Son of Bob Shipley, coach at Brownwood High School in Brownwood, Texas. Younger brother of Jordan Shipley.

  24. Matt Miller, WR, Boise State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2015): 6-7.

    8/24/13: Miller provided a nice 2011 season as a redshirt freshman for quarterback Kellen Moore. Miller started eight games and set Broncos freshman receiving records with 62 receptions for 679 yards and nine touchdowns. He was solid with 66 receptions for 769 yards and five touchdowns last year.

  25. Andre Debose, WR, Florida
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 191.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.38.
    Projected Round (2013): 7-FA.

    8/24/13: Debose blew out his knee early in fall camp and will miss the 2013 season. If he wants, he could return to Florida and play in 2014 as a sixth-year senior.

    Debose was phased out and passed up on the depth chart for the Gators in 2012. On top of that, the team's passing offense was very spotty with sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel. Debose made just two catches for 11 yards. He has some potential as a kick and punt returner. Debose returned a kick 100 yards for a touchdown against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl. The junior averaged 28.3 yards per kick return.

    Debose showed what he is capable of in 2011 when he, separately, burned both LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick for 65-yard touchdown receptions in back-to-back games. Both Claiborne and Kirkpatrick were top-20 picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.

    Debose caught 16 passes for 432 yards and four touchdowns in 2011. The redshirt sophomore also returned kickoffs and averaged 27 yards per return. His production could've been even greater, but the Gators had ugly quarterback play from John Brantley and two true freshmen signal-callers. Debose has great speed and is a home-run threat.

  26. Tommy Shuler, WR, Marshall
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 187.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2015): 7-FA.

    8/24/13: Shuler took advantage of double-teams on Aaron Dobson in 2012 and produced a massive sophomore season. Shuler caught 110 passes for 1,138 yards and six touchdowns. He is very undersized and it will be interesting to see if he can produce without Dobson.

  27. Jaz Reynolds, WR, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 198.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2015): FA.

    8/24/13: Reynolds has the talent to be a second-day pick, but off-the-field issues have killed his career. He was suspended by the Sooners for the entire 2012 season. Oklahoma took him back and he practiced this spring.

    Reynolds was the third receiver as a redshirt sophomore in 2011. He still had a quality year despite fewer targets than 2009, hauling in 41 passes for 715 yards and five touchdowns. Reynolds caught 13 passes for 256 yards as a true freshman in 2009. He is a quick receiver with good size who gets separation from defensive backs.

  28. Watch List
    Trey Metoyer, Oklahoma
    Derrick Woods, Oklahoma
    T.J. Thorpe, North Carolina
    Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State
    Shaq Roland, South Carolina

2013 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2014 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | 3-4 DE | NT | 3-4 OLB | 4-3 OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2015 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K

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Guess this guy doesn't watch Nebraksa 04-08-2014 02:07 pm (total posts: 1)
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No Kenny bell on this list.

No Ameer Abdulah in the RB list.

Wonder if Randy Gregroy is even on a list

James 11-26-2013 12:34 pm (total posts: 1)
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Not like Davis has over 100 catches and multiple special team returns for touchdowns. Davis should have 19 ypc he plays in a verticle passing game that throws deep balls vs MAC defensive backs.
bernie 11-20-2013 06:47 pm (total posts: 1)
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Eddy 11-05-2013 09:20 pm (total posts: 1)
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Richard Mullaney #8 for Oregon State...look out for that kid very good hands and routes
Tommy Turncoat 10-08-2013 12:53 pm (total posts: 1)
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I'm surprised there's no mention of Cody Latimer of the Hoosiers. 6'3, 215. Does punt and kick returns, plays special teams on returns as well, has good size and good hands. 800+ yards and 6 TDs last season in 12 games. This season he's on pace to break 1000 with close to 500 in 5 games.

I think he's a round 2-4 guy, possibly 3-5.
Daaron Shaw 10-01-2013 11:24 pm (total posts: 1)
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Watch out for TJ Thorpe...nuff said
Dayton Ault 09-28-2013 07:58 pm (total posts: 1)
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Think you may be missing Brandin Cooks? He is playing way better than Marquise Lee, isn't tiny at 5'10" 190lbs and has run 4.24 using NFL timing protocals. BTW, he has 800 yards of production after 5 games. Take a look, he isn't even on your list.
Bullfighterfighter 09-23-2013 02:47 am (total posts: 1)
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DGB will move up and Darius White may make the list as a FA.
LSU Fan 09-21-2013 01:52 pm (total posts: 1)
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Darren Waller Georgia in line for the Georgia Tech combine risers.the vertical is going to impress the NFL and he might have the speed of the other Tech receivers that made their combine jumps.
Joe 08-27-2013 03:18 pm (total posts: 1)
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Mizzou's DGB is waaay to low at 10. He is top 5 based of off size and athleticism alone

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