2019 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receivers



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2019 Wide Receiver prospects available for the 2019 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2020 prospect. ** - denotes 2021 prospect.

This page was last updated June 6, 2018. 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

2019 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. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 225.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    6/6/18: In 2017, Brown totaled 75 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns despite playing for a bad team that lost its starting quarterback to injury. Brown is a quick receiver who is not a burner with rare speed, but he makes up for it with polish and physicality. Brown is very dangerous with the ball in his hands. He uses his well-built frame to break tackles and is very difficult for a lot of defensive backs to get on the ground. For the NFL, Brown has tremendous yards-after-the-catch potential and could be a great fit in a west coast offense. He had a strong debut in 2016 with 29 receptions for 412 yards with two touchdowns.






  2. Deebo Samuel*, WR, South Carolina
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    6/6/18: Some team sources are extremely excited about Samuel and feel he has shown some early-round potential. They love the explosive speed and play-making ability that he showcased in 2017. However, Samuel has to stay healthy and produce in 2018 in order to be an early-rounder.

    Samuel had 15 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns across the first three games of 2017, but in the third contest, he broke a bone in his left leg. Samuel did not play the rest of the season. The junior got 2017 started in great fashion against N.C. State. It started right away as he took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. Samuel added another kick return for a touchdown in the next game. Samuel had 59 receptions for 783 yards and a touchdown in 2016.


  3. Ahmmon Richards*, WR, Miami
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 190.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-2.

    6/6/18: A hamstring injury limited Richards to just seven games in 2017, and he totaled 24 catches for 439 yards and three touchdown over those appearances. Richards was a play-maker and very impressive in 2016. The freshman totaled 49 receptions for 934 yards and three touchdowns. His downfield speed was illustrated by his average of 19.1 yards per receptions. Richards easily could have produced more in 2016 if Brad Kaaya had played more consistently.


  4. Marquise Brown*, WR, Oklahoma
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 162.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    6/6/18: Brown is a very fast wideout who is a threat to score anytime he catches a pass. As a sophomore, he averaged 19.2 yards per reception for 1,095 yards on 57 catches with seven touchdowns. Brown has a thin frame and needs to get stronger for the NFL, but he is very explosive. If he can maintain his speed while adding weight, he could be a dynamic wide receiver.


  5. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    6/6/18: Campbell has shown that he is an explosive play-maker, but his receiving production has been held back by Ohio State struggling to pass the ball. In 2017, he totaled 40 receptions for 584 yards and three touchdowns. He had some dropped passes, but Campbell never could get in any groove or consistency as a receiver because J.T. Barrett had such limitations throwing the ball.

    Campbell made only 13 receptions for 121 yards in 2016, but sources from multiple teams had told me that Campbell has big-time ability and they believe he can break out. They also think Campbell could have No. 1 receiver mismatch talent against pro receivers. He probably will take on a bigger role for Ohio State in 2018.




  6. Collin Johnson*, WR, Texas
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 220.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 1-3.

    6/6/18: Johnson flashed in 2017 with 54 receptions for 765 yards and two touchdowns. He was very impressive against USC and its talented cornerback Iman Marshall. Johnson had 28 catches for 315 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman, but team sources think Johnson could explode as a junior as he has mismatch size that could let him dominate the Big XII's weak defenses.


  7. Tyrie Cleveland*, WR, Florida
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    6/6/18: In 2017, Cleveland was held back by injuries and poor quarterback play, but he is an explosive receiver with a lanky frame who challenges defenses downfield. As a sophomore, he totled 22 receptions for 410 yards with two scores. In his freshman year, he had 14 catches for 298 yards and two touchdowns. Cleveland possesses a ton of upside with a combination of size and speed.


  8. David Sills, WR, West Virginia
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 203.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    6/6/18: Sills was very productive in 2017 with 60 receptions for 980 yards with 18 touchdowns. He has mismatch size and runs well enough to challenge college defenses downfield. Sills is an excellent red-zone weapon with his size, hands, and leaping ability. The big question will be if he is fast enough to separate from NFL-caliber corners. Speed issues could push him lower.


  9. N'Keal Henry*, WR, Arizona State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-3.

    6/6/18: Henry had strong 2017 season for the Sun Devils, snatching 73 passes for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. The big question for Henry will be if he has enough speed to separate from pro-caliber cornerbacks. He had 58 catches for 659 yards and five scores as a freshman.




  10. Demetris Robertson*, WR, California
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 2-4.

    6/6/18: With Davis Webb at quarterback, Robertson had an impressive debut for California in 2016, reeling in 50 passes for 767 yards with seven touchdowns. Robertson's sophomore season was limited to only two games over which he caught seven passes for 70 yards. He suffered a lower body injury and had season-ending surgery. Robertson has talent but needs to stay healthy and productive as a junior to right his draft stock.


  11. Stanley Morgan, WR, Nebraska
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    6/6/18: Morgan went under the radar to a degree in 2017, but he still played really well, hauling in 61 passes for 986 yards and 10 touchdowns. That came after modest production in his sophomore (33-453-2) and freshman (25-304-3) seasons. Morgan will have to show the speed to separate to be an early-rounder.


  12. Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 219.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    6/6/18: Some of the reasons Lamar Jackson slid in the 2018 NFL Draft were accuracy issues and his less-than-stellar completion percentage. He had some awful receivers, however, and every game they dropped well-thrown passes. Smith was the exception for Jackson, serving as his most reliable wideout. Smith had some drops as well, but he did produce some big plays while catching 53 passes for 873 yards and six touchdowns. The big receiver contributed as a sophomore (27-599-6) and freshman (29-376-1) too. As a senior, Smith needs to be more consistent with his route-running and hands.


  13. K.J. Hill*, WR, Ohio State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 198.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-4.

    6/6/18: Like Parris Campbell, Hill is a talented Buckeyes receiver who was held back by weak quarterback play in 2017. Hill caught 55 passes for 546 yards and three touchdowns on the year. Ohio State really struggled to throw passes downfield. If the team's quarterback play improves, Hill and Campbell could have breakout seasons.




  14. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 207.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 3-5.

    6/6/18: Johnson has decent size to him and put together an impressive 2017 season with 76 receptions for 1,356 yards with 14 touchdowns. Johnson redshirted at Buffalo in 2016, and prior to that, he played two seasons at the community college level.


  15. Terry Godwin, WR, Georgia
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/6/18: In 2017, Godwin caught 29 passes for 540 yards and six touchdowns. He contributed some as a freshman (35-379-2) and sophomore (38-397-0). Georgia lost a lot of backfield talent and wideouts to the NFL, so Godwin could produce more as a senior.


  16. Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/6/18: Jennings caught three passes for 17 yards against Georgia Tech in the 2017 season opener before dislocating his wrist. He was out for the season after the injury and was dismissed from Tennessee's football team in late November. New Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer have opened up the possibility that Jennings could be reinstated to the team and Jennings is enrolled at the university.

    Jennings has a lot of talent and could have produced more if Josh Dobbs had been a more consistent passer during the 2016 season. As a sophomore, Jennings totaled 580 yards on 40 receptions with seven touchdowns. He is capable of producing a lot more if he gets consistent quarterback play.


  17. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 180.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/6/18: Renfrow is undersized for the NFL, but he is still a dangerous slot receiver. He is a quick wideout who has good hands and runs good routes. Renfrow had 55 receptions for 571 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. As a sophomore, he recorded 44 catches for 495 yards and six touchdowns, including the winning score in the National Championship to beat Alabama. As a freshman, he totaled 33 catches for 492 yards and five scores. Renfrow always seems to come up big in crunch time.




  18. Nick Westbrook*, WR, Indiana
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 215.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/6/18: Simmie Cobbs being out of the lineup got all the attention, but Westbrook played well for the Hoosiers in 2016. He caught 54 passes for 995 yards and six touchdowns that season. The dream of Cobbs and Westbrook together in 2017 was dashed when Westbrook suffered a season-ending ACL injury on the first play of the year versus Ohio State. He then received a medical redshirt. Showing speed and staying on the field are critical for Westbrook.


  19. Gary Jennings, WR, West Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 210.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 4-6.

    6/6/18: With quarterback Will Grier and No. 1 receiver David Sills, Jennings was the other key component of the WVU point-machine offense in 2017. Jennings caught 94 passes for 1,030 yards and one touchdown on the season. He was phenomenal in the 2017 opener against Virginia Tech, but he didn't approach that level in other games. Jennings could have a big 2018 season with Grier and Sills returning.


  20. Ventell Bryant, WR, Temple
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 200.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    6/6/18: As a freshman, Bryant had a solid debut for Temple (39-579-3) before an impressive sophomore season in which he caught 54 passes for 895 yards and four touchdowns. He missed three games as a junior, but still totaled just 273 yards on 28 receptions with zero touchdowns in 2017.




  21. James Gardner, WR, Miami of Ohio
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 216.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    6/6/18: Garner is a tall receiver who has some strength to his frame. He totaled 927 yards on 47 receptions with 11 touchdowns as a junior. His 19.7 yards-per-reception average is an impressive number for a big wideout. As a sophomore, he had 45 catches for 750 yards and six scores.


  22. Diontae Johnson*, WR, Toledo
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 181.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    6/6/18: In 2017, Johnson took over with Cody Thompson out with an injury for most of the season and had broke out for Toledo. The sophomore caught 72 passes for 1,257 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is a smaller slot receiver candidate for the NFL.


  23. KeeSean Johnson, WR, Fresno State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 202.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2019): 5-7.

    6/6/18: Johnson has been a solid receiver for Fresno State over the past three years, putting up respectable production as a junior (69-918-8) and sophomore (66-773-6). Speed concerns are the issue with Johnson.


  24. Jalen McCleskey, WR, Oklahoma State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 170.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    6/6/18: McClesky was the Cowboys' slot receiver on the inside of James Washington and Marcell Ateman. In 2017, McClesky caught 49 passes for 633 yards and five touchdowns. He had more production as a sophomore with 73 catches for 812 yards and seven touchdowns. McCleskey is small, speedy slot receiver candidate for the NFL.




  25. Deondre Douglas, WR, Troy
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 197.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    6/6/18: Douglas made 48 catches in 2017 for 628 yards and four touchdowns. He contributed more production as a sophomore (60-740-6).


  26. Cody Thompson, WR, Toledo
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    6/6/18: Thompson is part of a talented trio of college receivers for Toledo, which should field another potent offense. He missed most of his senior year with an injury and was granted a fifth year of eligibility. His junior year saw him catch 64 passes for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns.


  27. Johnny Dixon, WR, Ohio State
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 195.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    6/6/18: In 2017, Dixon caught only 18 passes for 422 yards, but in those receptions, he found eight touchdowns. Dixon could fit as a slot receiver candidate for the NFL.


  28. Jon'Vea Johnson, WR, Toledo
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2019): 6-FA.

    6/6/18: Johnson is the third in a trio of receiver prospects for the NFL at Toledo this year. In 2017, he caught 41 passes for 675 yards and five touchdowns.


  29. Tyron Johnson, WR, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 185.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2019): 7-FA.

    6/6/18: Johnson could explode as a junior with James Washington and Marcell Ateman moving on to the NFL. Johnson flashed at times in 2017, backing those two receives up, including in a big game against Oklahoma (4-118-2). He totaled 16 receptions for 268 yards and three scores as a sophomore. Johnson is a prospect who easily could rise.


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

2019 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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