The rumors about the Jaguars considering Amari Cooper were untrue. The front office drafted two receivers early the previous year, so it wants to give them time to develop. If, however, one of them disappoints this upcoming season, this will be an option Jacksonville will explore. There was previous optimism about Justin Blackmon turning things around, but it seems like the team has given up on him now.
Rd. 1, Pk. 10
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
The Rams had interest in DeVante Parker as a candidate for No. 10 overall, but they opted to go with Todd Gurley instead. Perhaps they'll find a top receiver next spring. I thought about dropping Tyler Boyd in this update in the wake of his DUI arrest, but the Rams are a team that tends to take chances on troubled players.
Rd. 1, Pk. 20
Two first-round receivers in three years? Well, it does make sense. After the 2016 season, the Bills will have only three receivers under contract: Sammy Watkins, Marcus Easley and Dezmin Lewis, and there's no guarantee the latter two will even be on the roster by then.
Rd. 2, Pk. 1
The Browns have to use an early-round pick on a receiver eventually, right? They can't keep going with retreads.
The Falcons have to get Matt Ryan and Julio Jones some help at receiver. Roddy White is aging while Harry Douglas left in free agency. They also are missing Tony Gonzalez. Getting another weapon in the passing game is essential for Atlanta.
Boyd notched 78 receptions for 1,126 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder has speed to go with his size. The sophomore was impressive against good defensive backs in 2014, including Virginia Tech's tough secondary. If Boyd can stay out of trouble in the lead up to the 2016 NFL Draft, his DUI arrest probably won't prevent him from being selected early on.
In Boyd's first game for the Panthers in 2013, he gave Florida State some problems. That set the tone for him to break a lot of Larry Fitzgerald's freshman records. Boyd caught 85 passes for 1,174 yards with seven touchdowns in 2013. He also ran for a score and returned a punt for a touchdown.
Pick change; previously Jalen Ramsey, DB
Rd. 1, Pk. 12
The Vikings traded for Mike Wallace, but it remains unclear if they have Teddy Bridgewater's long-term No. 1. Minnesota could use a true lead receiver for its young quarterback to grow with.
Treadwell (6-2, 229) had 48 receptions for 632 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 before an ugly knee injury ended his season. He is a natural receiver who causes a lot of mismatches. Treadwell was one of the top recruits in the nation, and as a freshman, he was immediately effective against SEC defensive backs. Treadwell caught 72 receptions for 608 yards with five scores in 2013.
Pick change; previously Tyler Boyd, WR
Rd. 1, Pk. 14
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
The Saints land a play-making big receiver to replace Marques Colston and pair with Brandin Cooks.
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. In his freshman season, he had 20 catches for 316 yards and three scores. Williams (6-3, 205) has a nice combination of size and speed. If sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson can stay healthy, it wouldn't be surprising if Williams has a massive 2015 season.
Pick change; previously Laquon Treadwell, WR
Rd. 1, Pk. 25
The Chargers are hoping that Keenan Allen rebounds this year, but even if he does, they could use more talent at receiver. Eddie Royal is gone. while Malcom Floyd is just average at this point of his career.
Like Sammie Coates in 2014, it was hard for Williams to put up big numbers with Auburn struggling to throw the ball. However, Williams led the Tigers with 45 receptions for 730 yards and five touchdowns while basically missing three games with a knee injury and being suspended for the Outback Bowl.
The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder needs to improve his hands, but he has a serious combination of size, quickness and route-running. Even though 2014 was Williams' first season at Auburn, he supplanted Coates as the No. 1 receiver, and the Tigers went to Williams when they needed a big play to move the chains.
The Browns, obviously, are weak at wide receiver and need to find some answers.
Robinson was one of the breakout performers in the SEC in 2014. He hauled in 53 passes for 810 yards and seven touchdowns despite playing in a horrible offense with struggling quarterbacks. Robinson (6-1, 205) plays bigger than his listed measurements and has quickness.
Pick change; previously Hunter Henry, TE
Rd. 2, Pk. 26
Travin Dural, WR, LSU
The Patriots are still looking for some answers at receiver.
Even with inconsistent quarterback play in 2014, Dural was one of the SEC's breakout performers. He averaged 21 yards per catch with 37 receptions for 758 yards and seven touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 192-pounder plays big with the quickness to make plays downfield.