2017 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receivers



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2017 Wide Receiver prospects available for the 2017 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2018 prospect. ** - denotes 2019 prospect.

This page was last updated April 25, 2017. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2017 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 | P

2018 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 | P



  1. Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 218. Arm: 33.38. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2017): 1.

    4/25/17: Sources from multiple teams say that Williams is worthy of going as a top-20 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In speaking with a few teams, they said they didn't see him as good as Mike Evans, but better than Michael Floyd. Evans went with the seventh-overall pick, while Floyd was just outside the top 10. A number of team sources have said that Williams' game is extremely similar to Evans'. Thus, he has a shot at being a top-10 pick.

    Williams isn't a burner, but he has good size to make contested catches plus has run-after-the-catch skills. He is a tremendous red-zone weapon and fabulous at winning 50-50 balls over defensive backs. Defensive backs can be in good position, but Williams uses his size and leaping ability to make catches over them. Williams does need to improve his hands as he dropped too many passes.

    In 2016, Williams hauled in 98 receptions for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was open for other big plays, but Deshaun Watson had struggles with accuracy and ball placement with a number of missed opportunities, especially in the first two-thirds of the season.

    7/30/16: If Williams hadn't gotten hurt in the 2015 season opener, he could have been the top wide receiver prospect for the 2016 NFL Draft. Williams ran into the goal post against Wofford after making a leaping touchdown reception and had to be carted off the field. He suffered a small fracture in his neck, but didn't need surgery after wearing a brace. Clemson said the injury is not career threatening, and Williams is expected to play to start the 2016 season.

    With Sammy Watkins in the NFL, Williams took over as Clemson's lead receiver in 2014 and caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. He made 20 catches for 316 yards and three scores as a freshman in 2013.

    Williams has a nice combination of size and speed. He is able to stretch the field vertically and make tough contested catches.



  2. John Ross*, WR, Washington
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 188. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.22.
    Projected Round (2017): 1-2.

    4/25/17: Ross became a legend when he broke Chris Johnson's 40-yard dash time at the combine with a blistering run of 4.22 seconds. That record should solidify Ross' standing in the first round and could push him into the top 20. In speaking with sources at multiple teams prior to the combine, they feel that Ross is likely to go in the 20s of the first round at the latest. He could easily be in the late teens or early 20s. That would fit the pattern of other recent speed receivers like Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Kendall Wright. Teams do have some injury and durability concerns with Ross.

    Ross was a very productive wideout for Washington in 2016 with 81 receptions for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns. For the NFL, he will have to fit as a speedy, shifty slot receiver as he is very undersized. If Ross can add some weight, he could be a Brandin Cooks-type receiver. Otherwise, Ross might be more similar to Sterling Shepard or Tavon Austin. Ross has good hands, route-running and is fast. He could be a mismatch weapon as a slot receiver.

    As a sophomore (17-371-4) and freshman (16-208-1), Ross contributed somewhat, but he took on a bigger role as a junior.


  3. Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 209. Arm: 33. Hand: 9.13.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2017): 1-2.

    4/25/17: In 2016, Davis hauled in 97 receptions for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns. He continued to impress with his route-running, hands, size, quickness, and dangerous run-after-the-catch skills. Davis is a polished receiver who would be a great fit in a West Coast offense. One source compared Davis to Demaryius Thomas coming out of Georgia Tech, except Davis isn't quite as thick as Thomas was then. Sources from multiple teams say they think Davis could be a late first-round pick, while some teams think he could slip to the second round.

    7/30/16: Sources label Davis as long, fast and athletic. He has impressed evaluators with good route-running, hands and deceptive speed, too. Sources say that Davis was getting second-round grades prior to him deciding to return for his senior year. Davis was banged up in 2015, but he still produced with 82 receptions for 1,253 yards with 11 touchdowns. In 2014, Davis was excellent with 78 catches for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had quality production as a freshman as well (67-941-6).

  4. Curtis Samuel*, WR, Ohio State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 196. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.31.
    Projected Round (2017): 1-2.

    4/25/17: Sources have compared Samuel to Percy Harvin in terms of being a fast, explosive play-maker who is a hybrid wide receiver/running back. In 2016, Samuel had 74 receptions for 865 yards with seven touchdowns. On the ground, he averaged 7.9 yards per carry for 771 yards and eight scores. Samuel showed his rare speed by blazing an ultra-fast 40 time at the combine.

    Samuel has play-making upside for the NFL. As a pro, he will be more of a receiver than a running back. Samuel runs quality routes with the speed and suddenness to get separation. He can stretch teams vertically and is a dangerous run-after-the-catch receiver. With his speed and bulk, Samuel could line up as a slot or outside receiver to produce mismatches. He also could operate out of the backfield at times. If Samuel goes to a creative offensive coordinator, he could be a real weapon.



  5. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 215. Arm: 32.88. Hand: 10.5.
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2017): 2-3.

    4/25/17: Sources say that Smith-Schuster could be a nice value pick in the second round, and WalterFootball.com knows some teams that are targeting Smith-Schuster then.

    Smith-Schuster hauled in 90 receptions for 914 yards and 10 scores in 2016. A possession receiver for the NFL, who is a big target in the middle of the field, he is also a good weapon after the catch. As a prospect, Smith-Schuster looks extremely similar to Laquon Treadwell. Both are receivers with size, strength and dynamism after the catch; however, both also lack the speed to separate from NFL cornerbacks. Smith-Schuster should be a Z (flanker) receiver in the NFL to be a possession target who does the dirty work of the slants, digs and blocking. Because of the lack of speed, Smith-Schuster looks more like a second-day pick. Sources told WalterFootball.com that Smith-Schuster is going to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, and shortly later, he announced that move.

    In the 2016 season opener, Smith-Schuster made just one reception for nine yards against Alabama as he was completely shut down by Marlon Humphrey and Minkah Fitzpatrick, two future NFL cornerbacks. One of the questions about Smith-Schuster entering the 2016 season was if he had the speed to separate from NFL-caliber cornerbacks. Against those corners, Smith-Schuster couldn't get open, although he played better late in the season.

    7/30/16: In 2015, Smith-Schuster was excellent with 85 receptions for 1,389 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has a serious combination of size and physicality. After the catch Smith-Schuster is dangerous, he runs through tackles, has a vicious stiff arm, and a burst in the open field to rip off yards in chunks.

    What this draft analyst wants to see from Smith-Schuster is explosion to be a vertical receiver and consistently get separation. The junior looks quick, but in order to be a high first-rounder, he has to be fast to be a deep threat at the NFL level. That is absolutely necessary for him to be a high first-rounder. If Smith-Schuster is quicker than he is fast, he could be more in the Laquon Treadwell or Josh Doctson mold.

    In 2014, Smith-Schuster had an impressive freshman season as he totaled 54 catches for 724 yards and five touchdowns.

  6. Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Arm: 32.25. Hand 9.
    40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2017): 2-3.

    4/25/17: At the combine, Jones continued his tremendous offseason with a fast 40 time and an impressive showing in the field drills. He has an outside chance of cracking the first night of the 2017 NFL Draft and is a lock to go on the second day.

    Jones had video game-like production playing in a college offense that inflates numbers. As a senior, he totaled 158 receptions for 1,746 yards with eight touchdowns. Jones had other quality production as a junior (98-1,099-5), sophomore (81-830-5) and freshman (62-604-5). Jones set an NCAA record for receptions, breaking the total previously held by former teammate Justin Hardy.

    Jones was phenomenal at the Senior Bowl and really helped his draft stock. He showed a quick burst off the line with the speed to get separation. Jones also ran good routes with excellent hands and showed a knack for getting away from the secondary late. He plays bigger than his listed numbers and has functional size for the NFL. Some team sources have said they graded Jones in the third round.


  7. ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 204. Arm: 32.5. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2017): 2-3.

    4/25/17: Stewart is a sleeper receiver who could be a nice value pick. He totaled 54 receptions for 864 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. A knee injury caused him to miss a couple of games early in the season.

    Stewart is tough receiver with functional speed. As a sophomore, he totaled 63 receptions for 700 yards with four scores. Sources from some teams have said they graded Stewart as a late second- or early third-round pick.

  8. Malachi Dupre*, WR, LSU
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 196. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2017): 2-3.

    4/25/17: Dupre had 41 receptions for 593 yards and three touchdowns in 2016. LSU's quarterback problems really held Dupre back once again, but he showed good speed, size, route-running and hands as a junior. Some team sources have graded Dupre in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

    7/30/16: Dupre has a lot of potential and could produce more if he played in a passing offense. In 2015, Dupre had 43 receptions for 698 yards and six touchdowns despite poor quarterback play in a ground-based scheme. As a freshman in 2014, he recorded 14 catches for 318 yards for five scores.



  9. Chris Godwin*, WR, Penn State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 209. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.42.
    Projected Round (2017): 2-3.

    4/25/17: Godwin caught 59 passes for 982 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2016. He finished the year in excellent fashion with an impressive bowl game against USC. Godwin is a quick and slippery receiver who can get open while pushing a defense vertically. He showed his speed at the combine with an impressive workout.

    7/30/16: While the Penn State receivers had a lot of struggles and drops on good downfield throws from Christian Hackenberg last season, Godwin was the exception as he produced for his quarterback. He totaled 69 receptions for 1,101 yards and five touchdowns. Godwin has some quickness and route-running skills.

  10. Shelton Gibson, WR, West Virginia
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 191. Arm: 32. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2017): 2-3.

    4/25/17: Gibson notched 43 receptions for 951 yards and eight touchdowns in 2016. Sources say that Gibson has some real speed to him, but needs to improve his route-running. That latter point was an issue for the Bears' 2015 first-round pick, Kevin White, coming out West Virginia because of the Mountaineers' spread offense. Some sources think Gibson should've returned for his senior year to improve on that before going pro.

    Gibson was a little slower than expected at the combine, but he ran much faster at his pro day. Gibson is vertical speed receiver who can stretch a defense downfield and challenge teams over the top.


  11. Chad Hansen, WR, California
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 202. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 10.13.
    40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-4.

    4/25/17: Hansen was a wide receiver who impressed evaluators in 2016. California quarterback Davis Webb has second-day potential for the 2017 NFL Draft, and Hansen was his No. 1 receiver. Hansen had 92 receptions for 1,249 yards with 11 touchdowns in 2016. It was a huge jump in production as Hansen has 19 catches for 249 yards and a score as a sophomore. Hansen has good size, but isn't the most explosive receiver. He could be a mid-round pick. Sources have said they gave Hansen a third-round grade.

  12. Noah Brown**, WR, Ohio State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 222. Arm: 31.75. Hand: 9.13.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-4.

    4/25/17: Sources say that Brown has a lot of talent and upside. They were impressed watching him in practice as well. Brown could have had a breakout year if he decided to return to Ohio State and was given more targets, but he entered the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2016, Brown made 32 receptions for 402 yards and seven touchdowns. He had four of those scores against Oklahoma and was impressive against the Sooners' top cornerback, Jordan Thomas. Brown has a nice skill set with quickness to go with size. Some team sources say they graded Brown as a late second-/early third-round pick.



  13. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 187. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-4.

    4/25/17: Reynolds had 61 receptions for 1,039 yards and 12 scores in 2016. He was a reliable receiver for the Aggies. Reynolds then put together a quality week at the Senior Bowl. He showed the ability to get some late separation and was excellent on 50-50 contested catches.

    7/30/16: In 2015, Reynolds caught 51 passes for 907 yards and five touchdowns. He had a quality 2014 season with 52 receptions for 842 yards and 13 touchdowns. Reynolds was a steady contributor on a weekly basis who produced decent yardage totals despite only having one 100-yard game on the season (Missouri 5-125).

  14. Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 198. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.62.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-4.

    4/25/17: At the combine, Kupp was much slower than expected, even in the 40. Sources say they like Kupp's hands, quickness and route-running. They see him having second-day potential during the 2017 NFL Draft. Other teams aren't as high on him.

    Kupp amassed 117 receptions for 1,700 yards with 17 touchdowns in 2016 and went on to have a good week at the Senior Bowl. He had some issues separating from cornerbacks in the one-on-ones in Mobile, but did very well in the team scrimmage. Sources from some teams have graded Kupp in the third round. One playoff team that is a tough grader, but very good at wide receiver evaluation, gave Kupp a fourth-/fifth-round grade.

    7/30/16: Kupp has been massively productive during his collegiate career. As a freshman, he had a huge debut with 93 catches for 1,691 yards and 21 touchdowns. His sophomore season (104-1,431-16) maintained his high level of production as did his 2015 campaign with 114 catches for 1,642 yards with 19 touchdowns.

    Kupp has dominated his level of competition. He has some size to him and excellent hands. The speed for the next level will be the big question for him as a senior. Kupp could be a slot receiver candidate for the NFL.

  15. Isaiah Ford*, WR, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 194. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.61.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-4.

    4/25/17: Ford totaled 79 receptions for 1,094 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016. He played well for Virginia Tech. Sources have said that they gave Ford a third-round/fourth-round grade, but that was before he ran much slower than expected at the combine.

    7/30/16: Ford had a breakout sophomore season with 75 receptions for 1,156 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also contributed as a freshman with 56 catches for 709 yards and six scores.

    Speed is the No. 1 attribute that the junior brings to the table. Ford is a vertical wideout who stretches a defense over the top. He is quick to get separation out of his breaks and can burn past college corners running go routes. Ford is a speed receiver, but I'm not sure that he is a rare burner like Will Fuller.

    There are a few things that Ford can show improvement upon in 2016. First of all, he does a lot of body catching. Ford needs to use his hands more to reel passes in and secure them. He also is a lanky receiver who could stand to add more strength. That will help him to get off jams in the NFL.

  16. Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 178. Arm: 30.63. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-4.

    4/25/17: Westbrook was a huge contributor for the Sooners and led their passing offense in the back half of the 2016 season. The senior totaled 80 receptions on the year for 1,524 yards with 17 touchdowns. As a junior in 2015, he had 46 catches for 743 yards with four touchdowns.

    Westbrook's best fit in the NFL would come as a slot receiver to work mismatches in the inside portion of the field. He is a fast receiver with good hands, but is very thin of frame. If Westbrook could add weight while maintaining his speed, that could help his draft stock and his transition to the pro game.



  17. Chad Williams, WR, Grambling
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 204. Arm: 32. Hand: 9.75.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2017): 3-5.

    4/25/17: Williams had an impressive week at the Senior Bowl and flashed some speed to push defenses vertically. In 2016, he totaled 89 receptions for 1,334 yards with 10 touchdowns. Williams also had a strong junior season with 64 receptions for 1,012 yards with 11 touchdowns.

    Williams could be a sleeper prospect who ends up being a nice value pick. There are sources who are impressed with him.

  18. Travin Dural, WR, LSU
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 202. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: In 2016, Dural notched 28 receptions for 280 yards with one touchdown. LSU's quarterback problems really held Dural back once again, and he didn't make up for that by impressing at the Senior Bowl. Some teams have said that they graded Dural as a late third-round/early fourth-round pick, but he could slide lower as he has never been the same his hamstring tear. Dural ran slower than expected at the combine.

    7/30/16: Late in the 2015 season, Dural tore his hamstring to end his junior year early. He totaled 28 receptions for 533 yards and three touchdowns on the season, but also had two long touchdowns against Mississippi State called back on penalties. Dural has a nice mix of size and speed. He's a better prospect than his numbers illustrate, but he didn't receive a lot of opportunities playing in a running-based offense with a quarterback who really struggled to pass the ball.

    Dural put together a breakout sophomore season despite poor quarterback play. He caught 37 passes for 758 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014. His play-making ability could be seen in his 20.5-yard average per reception. If Dural gets quality quarterback play, he could produce a lot more.

  19. Carlos Henderson*, WR, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 191. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Henderson is a slot receiver candidate for the NFL who was very productive in 2016. He totaled 82 receptions for 1,535 yards with 19 touchdowns. As a sophomore, Henderson showed some big-play ability, averaging 21.5 yards per catch 774 yards on 36 receptions for five touchdowns. HeHenderson produced somewhat as a freshman (29-569-4).


  20. K.D. Cannon*, WR, Baylor
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 182. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.41.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: In 2016, Cannon notched 87 receptions for 1,215 yards with 13 touchdowns. He has some speed for the NFL and could be a nice mid-round value pick.

    7/30/16: Cannon made a quick impact in the Bears' high-powered offense. As a freshman in 2014, he had 58 receptions for 1,030 yards and eight touchdowns. Cannon recorded 50 receptions for 868 yards with six touchdowns last year, but his production was hurt late in the season as Baylor was down to its fourth-string quarterback. Cannon is a play-maker to keep an eye on.

  21. Jalen Robinette, WR, Air Force
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 220. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 10.88.
    40 Time: 4.62.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Robinette flashed as a senior for the Air Force with 35 receptions for 959 yards with six touchdowns. He has a nice combination of size and quickness. In 2015, Robinette made 26 catches for 641 yards with five scores. His sophomore season (43-806-4) featured some quality production. At the combine, Robinette hurt his stock with a slow 40 time.

  22. Artavis Scott*, WR, Clemson
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 193. Arm: 31.13. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.61.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Scott made 76 receptions for 614 yards and five touchdowns in 2016. He hauled in some clutch catches for the Tigers. Scott is a quick slot receiver for the NFL. At the Senior Bowl, he had a quality week with some flashes. Scott ran much slower than expected at the combine.

    7/30/16: Scott fits in nicely in Clemson's point-machine offense as he has produced two quality seasons for the Tigers. In 2015, he caught 93 passes for 901 yards and six touchdowns. As a freshman, he had 76 catches for 965 yards and eight touchdowns. Scott is smaller slot receiver candidate for the NFL.

  23. Ricky Seals-Jones*, WR, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 243. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 9.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.69.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: In 2016, Seals-Jones recorded 26 receptions for 333 yards and a touchdown while dealing with some injuries. Seals-Jones is a size mismatch, but could lack the speed to get open against NFL cornerbacks. He decided to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, which was probably a mistake. Seals-Jones ran slowly at the combine.

    7/30/16: In 2015, Seals-Jones had 45 receptions for 560 yards and four touchdowns. He flashed at times in 2014, recording 49 receptions for 465 yards and four touchdowns. A year earlier as a true freshman, Seals-Jones played in two games before suffering a season-ending injury. He had a 71-yard touchdown and 84 yards on three receptions in that span.

  24. Fred Ross, WR, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 213. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Ross totaled 917 yards on 72 receptions with 12 touchdowns in 2016. He had some good moments at the Senior Bowl and held his own.

    7/30/16: Ross showed tremendous improvement as a junior. In 2014, he had modest production (30-489-5) before a huge increase in 2015 with 88 catches for 1,007 yards and five touchdowns. Ross has some size to him, and his speed will be the question for the NFL. It could be harder for him to produce as a senior with Dak Prescott moving on to the NFL.


  25. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 215. Arm: 32.63. Hand: 9.88.
    40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Darboh led Michigan in 2016 with 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven touchdowns. He is a solid receiver who has quality hands, route-running and quickness. Darboh also made some contributions as a junior (58-727-5) and sophomore (36-473-2). He went on to have a decent week at the Senior Bowl and ran well at the combine.


  26. Damore'ea Stringefellow*, WR, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 219.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Stringefellow took over for Laquon Treadwell in 2016 and had a quality season for the Rebels. It could have been better if Chad Kelly hadn't gone down with an injury during the season. On the year, Stringefellow totaled 46 receptions for 716 yards with six touchdowns. As a sophomore (36-503-5) and freshman (20-259-1), Stringefellow contributed behind Treadwell and Evan Engram.

    Stringefellow has a special combination of size and speed. He likely would have benefited by returning for his senior year to produce more as the No. 1 target before going pro. He has some off-the-field issues, too, which prevented him from working out at the combine. Team sources say that Stringefellow has the skill set of a No. 1 receiver, but his off-the-field issues really sink his draft stock well into Day 3 on teams' draft boards.

  27. Zach Pascal, WR, Old Dominion
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 219. Arm: 32. Hand: 10.
    40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Pascal has some fans in the scouting community as a receiver with good size and the ability to separate. The senior had 65 receptions for 946 yards with nine touchdowns in 2016 while helping Old Dominion to a 10-3 record with a bowl win. Pascal totaled 68 receptions for 970 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. He made some contributions as a sophomore (59-743-7) and freshman (41-534-6), too.




  28. Kenny Golladay, WR, Northern Illinois
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 218. Arm: 32. Hand: 10.13.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Golladay had an impressive performance at the combine to help himself. He ran faster than expected and has good size. As a senior, Golladay caught 87 passes for 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. He had 73 receptions for 1,129 yards and 10 scores the year before. Golladay could be a late-round pick.

  29. Josh Malone*, WR, Tennessee
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 208. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.40.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: Malone came through with some big, clutch catches for Tennessee in 2016, but didn't get as many targets as he should. Malone totaled 50 catches for 972 yards with 11 touchdowns on the year. He could have produced more if Josh Dobbs had been a more consistent and competent passer.

    7/30/16: Malone flashed at times for Tennessee in 2015. He totaled 405 yards on 31 receptions with two touchdowns. He needs to produce more consistently in 2016.

  30. Stacy Coley, WR, Miami
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 195. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2017): 4-6.

    4/25/17: During the 2016 season, Coley had 63 receptions for 754 yards with nine scores. He played well for Miami and earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine. He had a quality week in St. Petersburg. Coley could have produced more for the Hurricanes, but quarterback Brad Kaaya had some inconsistent play and struggles during the 2016 season. Coley ran well at the combine.

    7/30/16: Coley recorded 47 receptions for 689 yards and four touchdowns in 2015. He has the speed to challenge defenses vertically. Coley had a strong debut as a freshman in 2013 with 33 receptions for 591 yards and seven touchdowns. As a sophomore, his production dipped to 23 catches for 184 yards.

  31. Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 198. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 8.88.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Taylor had a huge senior year to help Western Kentucky to an 11-3 season. He hauled in 98 passes for 1,730 yards with 17 touchdowns in his final campaign. The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl after his prolific season. He also played really well as a junior catching 86 passes for 1,467 yards with 17 touchdowns. Taylor didn't impress at the Senior Bowl.

  32. Robert Davis, WR, Georgia State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 219. Arm: 33. Hand: 9.63
    40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Davis had four years of decent production at Georgia State before being very impressive at the combine. He ran fast and looked good in the field drills. As a senior, he hauled in 67 receptions for 968 yards with five touchdowns. His junior year was similar with 61 catches for 980 yards and six scores. With his combine performance displaying speed with good size, Davis could be selected on Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft.

  33. Amba Etta-Tawo, WR, Syracuse
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 206. Arm: 32. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Etta-Tawo turned in an impressive senior season with a lot of production. He totaled 94 receptions for 1,482 yards with 14 touchdowns. It was a huge jump in production over his junior (20-216-0), sophomore (10-222-1) and freshman (31-500-2) seasons. Etta-Tawo isn't undersized and showed some quickness as a senior. He participated in the Senior Bowl, but didn't really stand out in Mobile.




  34. Rodney Adams, WR, South Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 189 Arm: 32. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Adams was impressive at the combine with a fast 40 time. In 2016, the senior totaled 67 receptions for 822 yards with five touchdowns. As a junior, he had 822 yards on 45 receptions with nine touchdowns. Adams could be a nice pick on Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft.

  35. Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 204. Arm: 33.25. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Chesson recorded 35 catches for 500 yards with two touchdowns in 2016. Michigan's passing offense wasn't much in 2016, but that was more because of the quarterback and the play-calling rather than the receivers struggling.

    7/30/16: In 2015, Chesson had 50 receptions for 764 yards with nine touchdowns. Chesson has good size to him and was a nice fit in Jim Harbaugh's west coast offense. The question about Chesson is whether he has the speed to separate from NFL-caliber cornerbacks.

  36. Gabe Marks, WR, Washington State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 189. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Marks totaled 89 catches for 894 yards with 13 scores in 2016. He had a quality week at the East-West Shrine.

    7/30/16: Marks plays in a college spread offense that produces huge passing totals under Mike Leach. Marks should have another massive year in 2016. As a junior, he had 104 receptions for 1,192 yards with 15 touchdowns. His sophomore (74-807-7) and freshman (40-560-2) seasons contributed for the Cougars. Marks will have to prove that his production isn't just a result of his college offense and that he has the skills to compete in the NFL.

  37. Travis Rudolph*, WR, Florida State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 189. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.65.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Rudolph snagged 56 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016. His play was somewhat underwhelming, and he didn't display the speed to be a real play-maker. Rudolph should have returned for his senior year, but he entered the 2017 NFL Draft. He ran very slowly at the combine.

    7/30/16: Rudolph has a lot of athletic potential to rise in these rankings. He was held back in 2015 by underwhelming quarterback play, but he still produced 59 receptions for 916 yards with seven touchdowns. As a freshman with Jameis Winston, Rudolph had 38 catches for 555 yards and four scores.

  38. Jamari Staples, WR, Louisville
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 190. Arm: 32.75. Hand: 9.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Lamar Jackson won the Heisman for the 2016 season, but he couldn't have done it without help from his teammates. Staples contributed in 2016 with 35 receptions for 593 yards with two touchdowns. He is a lanky receiver who presents a size mismatch in coverage. He contributed as a junior with 37 catches for 638 yards with three touchdowns. Staples had the ability to produce more in 2016, but the Cardinals spread the ball around and also featured a lot of running by Jackson. Staples didn't impress at the Senior Bowl.

  39. Dontre Wilson, WR, Ohio State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2017): 5-7.

    4/25/17: Wilson was a solid receiver for the Buckeyes. He had 27 receptions for 352 yards and five touchdowns in 2016 alongisde 11 carries for 74 yards and a score. Wilson could be a slot receiver candidate for the NFL.



  40. Mack Hollins, WR, North Carolina
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 221. Arm: 33.25. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2017): 6-FA.

    4/25/17: Hollins has good size to him and ran faster than expected at the combine. As a senior, he played in seven games, making a total of of 16 receptions for 309 yards and four touchdowns. Hollins had 30 receptions for 745 yards and eight scores as a junior.

  41. Chance Allen, WR, Houston
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2017): 6-FA.

    4/25/17: Allen had 56 catches for 815 yards and six touchdowns during 2016.

    9/3/16: Allen started out his collegiate career at Oregon. He redshirted in 2012 and barely saw the field over the next two seasons. In 2015 Allen was part of a productive Houston offense with 61 receptions for 850 yards and seven touchdowns. Allen has size to him and it will be important for him to run well.


  42. Drew Morgan, WR, Arkansas
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 9.5.
    40 Time: 4.74.
    Projected Round (2017): 6-FA.

    4/25/17: Morgan was a gritty college receiver, but he could lack the skill set to play in the NFL. Morgan made 65 receptions for 739 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. With Brandon Allen at quarterback the previous year, Morgan caught 63 passes for 843 yards and 10 touchdowns. Morgan ran very slowly at the combine.

  43. Jerome Lane*, WR, Akron
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 226. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2017): 7-FA.

    4/25/17: Lane decided to skip his senior year to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. He had 62 receptions for 1,018 yards with six touchdowns as a junior. In 2015, Lane made 39 catches for 782 yards and eight scores.

  44. Keevan Lucas*, WR, Tulsa
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 192. Arm: 31.88. Hand: 9.88.
    40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2017): 7-FA.

    4/25/17: Lucas had 81 receptions for 1,180 yards with 15 touchdowns as a junior in 2016. He also put together a big 2014 season with 101 receptions for 1,219 yards with 11 touchdowns.

  45. Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 179. Arm: 28. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2017): 7-FA.

    4/8/17: Switzer was a very productive receiver for the Tar Heels, but is very undersized for the NFL. In 2016, he totaled 96 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns. He had modest production as a junior (55-697-6), sophomore (61-757-4) and freshman (32-341-3). Switzer would be fortunate to get drafted.

  46. Speedy Noil*, WR, Texas A&M
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 199. Arm: 30. Hand: 9.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2017): 7-FA.

    4/25/17: In 2016, Noil had 21 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns. For some reason, he declared early for the 2017 NFL Draft.

    7/30/16: Noil had a solid debut in 2014 with 46 receptions for 583 yards and five touchdowns, but his production dipped as a sophomore to 21 catches for 226 yards and two scores. Noil missed four games, and off-the-field problems have been an issue for him at College Station.

  47. Greg Ward Jr., WR, Houston
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 186.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2017): FA.

    4/25/17: Ward is switching to wide receiver after playing quarterback in college. He is a good athlete, so it is conceivable that he could make the transition to a slot receiver. In 2016, Ward completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,557 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

    9/3/16: Most believe that the athletic Ward will have to move to running back, wide receiver, or cornerback for the NFL as he lacks the size of the vast majority of NFL signal callers. In 2015 Ward was impressive completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,828 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. He used his athleticism to hurt defenses on the ground running for 1,108 yards with 21 touchdowns while averaging 5.6 yards per carry.


  48. Trent Taylor, WR, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 5-7. Weight: 177. Arm: 28.25. Hand: 8.63.
    40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2017): FA.

    4/25/17: Taylor put up monster numbers as a senior with 124 receptions for 1,570 yards with 10 touchdowns. That came on the heels of a big junior year with 99 catches for 1,282 yards with nine touchdowns. Taylor projects to be a speedy slot receiver and special teams competitor in the NFL, but he could easily go undrafted because he is very undersized and ran very slowly at the combine.

  49. Michael Clark, WR, Marshall
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 212
    Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2017): FA.

    4/25/17: Clark is a tall wide receiver who should be a tight end, but he is too thin. Clark made 37 receptions for 632 yards and five scores in 2016.

  50. Ishmael Zamaora, WR, Baylor
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 220
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2017): FA.

    4/25/17: Zamora notched 63 receptions for 809 yards with eight touchdowns in 2016. The junior had a three-game suspension to open the season after a video of him whipping and kicking his dog was released. Zamora would be fortunate to be drafted.

2017 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 | P

2018 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 | P




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