2014 NFL Combine Stock Report: Wide Receivers



2014 NFL Combine Results - Weigh-Ins and 40 Times:
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2014 NFL Combine Stock Report:
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2014 NFL Combine Field Drills Recap:
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2014 NFL Combine Bench Recap:
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2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap:
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This is the 2014 NFL Combine Stock Report for the wide receivers. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.


2014 NFL Combine: Stock Report - Wide Receivers

Odell Beckham, WR, LSU
Odell Beckham had an excellent Combine. He ran a 4.31 unofficial 40 before being officially clocked in at 4.43. He also posted a 38.5-inch vertical. He then was very impressive in the field drills. Beckham may have vaulted over Marqise Lee as the No. 3 receiver in this class behind Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans.

Martavis Bryant, WR, Clemson
It's hard not to be impressed with Martavis Bryant's measureables. At 6-3, 211, he ran an official 4.42 40, notched a 10-foot-4 broad jump and leapt a 39-inch vertical. He would have been a lock to go to the Raiders about five years ago. Bryant didn't look very good in the field drills - he had some bad drops - but some team is going to draft him earlier than he should go, based solely on his pure potential.



Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
Brandin Cooks had an awesome weekend in Indianapolis. He had one of the faster official 40 times at 4.33. He was at his best in the field drills, however. As Charlie noted in the NFL Combine Wide Receiver Field Drills analysis, "Cooks had a drop in the gauntlet, but also displayed some nice hands. In the field work, his route-running was impressive, as he showed feet and agility. Cooks helped himself at the Combine."

Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
Mike Evans didn't have one of the faster official 40s (4.53), but that time was pretty impressive considering his large frame (6-5, 231 with 35 1/8-inch arms). Evans also thrived in the field drills, making some solid catches. Vincent Jackson comparisons were thrown around. It'll be a huge surprise if Evans makes it past the Steelers at No. 15. The Lions could easily take him with the 10th-overall selection.



Jarvis Landry, WR, LSU
While Odell Beckham thrived, the other LSU receiver, Jarvis Landry, didn't make the most of his opportunity in Indianapolis. Landry ran a horrific 40 time of 4.77. The 40 isn't a good measuring stick for how a receiver will pan out in the NFL - Jerry Rice, Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald all ran slowly - but a 4.77 will cause Landry to fall in the NFL Draft.

Jordan Matthews, WR, Vanderbilt
A league source told us heading into the Combine that he was concerned Jordan Matthews would run a slow 40. That was the consensus thinking, but Matthews proved all of his detractors wrong with an impressive 4.46 40. I'm not sure that 4.46 is indicative of Matthews' true playing speed, but it'll allay concerns with some organizations. He could go very early on Day 2.



Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
The big concern that some talent evaluators had with Allen Robinson entering the draft process was his ability to separate from coverage. While some receivers with similar issues helped themselves in Indianapolis (i.e. Jordan Matthews), Robinson didn't answer any questions. He ran a poor 4.60 40. His vertical (39) and broad jump (10-7) were both impressive, but the time will hurt his cause.

Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Sammy Watkins doesn't get a stock up because he was already viewed as a top-seven pick, but I wanted to mention him because he had an awesome showing at the NFL Combine. His 40 (4.43) and broad jump (10-foot-6) were both great. He did an awesome job showing great explosion while also being very finesse in the drills. It's hard to find anyone doubting that he's one of the top prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.



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2014 NFL Combine Results - Weigh-Ins and 40 Times:
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2014 NFL Combine Stock Report:
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2014 NFL Combine Field Drills Recap:
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2014 NFL Combine Bench Recap:
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2014 NFL Combine Weigh-In Recap:
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