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 because they absolutely need to get Kenny Britt out of the starting lineup. I'm not quite sure why Brian Quick isn't playing, but Jeff Fisher would probably be forced to start a top wideout if the front office spent a high draft pick on one.
Pick change; previously Tyler Boyd, WR
Rd. 1, Pk. 17
Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
Tyler Boyd has some off-the-field concerns, which is why he has dropped to No. 17 in this mock update. So... a talented receiver with character issues falls to Dallas... I wonder what's going to happen? The Cowboys need help across from Dez Bryant anyway, so this selection definitely makes sense in that regard as well.
Rd. 1, Pk. 25
Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
Despite trading for Mike Wallace, the Vikings considered DeVante Parker at No. 11 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. They ultimately chose Trae Waynes, but if they thought about taking Parker, they could definitely grab a receiver in this spot, especially after a year of watching Mike Wallace screw up.
Rd. 2, Pk. 4
The Browns have to use an early-round pick on a receiver eventually, right? They can't keep going with retreads.
Steve Smith announced that this will be his final season, so the Ravens will need a new starting receiver to go along with Breshad Perriman.
Rd. 2, Pk. 24
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
It's no secret that the Panthers need some help in their receiving corps. The unit will be better if Devin Funchess becomes a solid starter across from Kelvin Benjamin, but Carolina doesn't have much else at the position.
Pick change; previously Devontae Booker, RB
Rd. 2, Pk. 26
Two early-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. Charlie Campbell reported in the NFL Draft Rumor Mill that Duke Williams has character concerns, but Rex Ryan has shown an affinity for those sorts of players thus far.
Baltimore could use a pass-rusher, cornerback and wide receiver. The best value here from those needs would be another wideout. Steve Smith will have to be replaced, and this could be a true No. 1 for Joe Flacco. Boyd and Breshard Perriman could form a dangerous duo.
Boyd's totaled 21 receptions for 226 yards with a score from two games this season. He notched 78 receptions for 1,126 yards and eight touchdowns last year. 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 leadup 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 Shilique Calhoun, DE
Rd. 1, Pk. 13
Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
The Rams' offense grabs an upgrade over Kenny Britt. A play-maker like Thomas could help open things up for Tavon Austin and Jared Cook.
In the season opener, Thomas was impressive in his battle with Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller. After moving the chains on a third down, Thomas burned Fuller for a 26-yard touchdown on a stop-and-go that Fuller bit on. Thomas finished with two receptions for 46 yards and a score versus Fuller. Thomas has 16 receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns so far this season.
Thomas was the Buckeyes' possession receiver in 2014 with Devin Smith serving as the deep threat. Thomas caught 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns on the season. He also dealt with a running quarterback in J.T. Barrett for much of the year. Thomas (6-3, 212) has a NFL skill set with size and quickness.
Pick change; previously Jack Conklin, OT
Rd. 1, Pk. 19
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.
This year, Treadwell (6-2, 229) has 22 catches for 332 yards and a score. He had 48 receptions for 632 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 before an ugly injury ended his season. Treadwell is a natural receiver who causes a lot of mismatches. He 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.
The Seahawks have a bunch of contributors, but could use a mismatch receiver who consistently gets separation.
In 2015, Robinson has 20 catches for 153 yards with a score. He was one of the breakout performers in the SEC in 2014, hauling 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.
Rd. 2, Pk. 8
The 49ers grab a young replacement for Anquan Boldin.
Williams has totaled 130 yards on 11 receptions and one touchdown to open 2015. In 2014, he 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. Sources say that Williams has lots of character and off-the-field concerns with NFL teams.
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 Sammie Coates as the No. 1 receiver, and the Tigers went to Williams when they needed a big play to move the chains.
Rd. 2, Pk. 14
Unless Victor Cruz can return to the field in his old form, the Giants need another receiver to pair with Odell Beckham Jr.
Sources say the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Davis is long and athletic. He has impressed evaluators with good route-running, hands and deceptive speed. Davis is said to be banged up this year, but is still producing as he has 24 receptions for 351 yards with three touchdowns. Last season, 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).
Pick change; previously D.J. Foster, RB/WR
Rd. 2, Pk. 27
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
The Cardinals take a shot on a game-breaking wideout.
Williams had two receptions for 20 yards with a touchdown against Wofford in the season opener, but left early when he fractured his neck when he ran into the goalposts while catching the touchdown. It isn't clear how long Williams will be out, but the injury won't require surgery.
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 - depending on how much time he misses.
Rd. 2, Pk. 31
Travin Dural, WR, LSU
A tight end and running back are two of the Patriots' top three producers through the air this year. Tom Brady needs more talent at receiver.
Dural has eight receptions for 42 yards this season, but also had two long touchdowns against Mississippi State called back on penalties. 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.
Tyler Boyd is a kid that can catch the football.As one of the best Wide Outs in the country
has had 163 Receptions in his career along with 8 Touchdowns last season,They would likely be more of Pitt RB James Conner was as much of a success that he is after have 34 TDS in his first 2 years as a Panther.Boyd was arrested along with teammate Rori Blair during the summer with a DUI.The rams and Coach Fisher will be okay with taking on a rubbished past and make him there # 2 along with his side kick Tavon Austin.
Quarterback Blake Bortels will be promising,he is a true stud with the 3 best WRs in Jacksonville 2 year guys,why not draft another WR.But this one can do it all,Block,Jet Sweep,Y-Bubble over,Going Deep. Treadwell has good hands and good Route Running ability and can help bring more fire power to this Offense.Bringing in some Veteran WRs could also help these young guys develop faster.
I wanted to Pick Duke Williams but the Picker wont let me,So looks like its Travin Dural.
LSU Will continue you its trend of early first round Wide-Outs with this YAC Typle of play maker.He seems under sized but can be a typical guy over top for a team that has below average WRs and a GM in Ray Farmer that doesn't seem to know what he has talent wise or drafting wise .As most predict this will be Farmer's last year in trying to guide the Dawg Pound to a much awaited playoff return