2018 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receivers

By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2018 Wide Receiver prospects available for the 2018 NFL Draft. * – denotes 2019 prospect. ** – denotes 2020 prospect.

This page was last updated April 24, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
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  1. Calvin Ridley*, WR, Alabama
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 189. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.43.
    Projected Round (2018): 1.

    4/24/18: Around the league, Ridley is the consensus top receiver. He is viewed as an elite speed receiver with good route-running and an ability to take the top off of a defense. Ridley appears to be the only receiver who is safe as a first-round pick. Ridley ran a fast 40 time at the NFL Scouting Combine, but didn’t do as well in the jumps and the three-cone drill. He looked good in the field work.

    In surveying sources from five teams, the most common name that came up as the top receiver was Ridley. The talented junior gets a lot of praise for his route-running, quickness, and generally having good hands. Ridley had 55 catches for 967 yards with four touchdowns for 2017, but his production was held back by Alabama featuring its ground attack while using a running quarterback in Jalen Hurts, who has severe passing limitations.

    Though Ridley is the top consensus wideout for the 2018 NFL Draft, he doesn’t come without some concerns, as multiple sources say independently that his thin frame worries them for the NFL. He was listed at 190 pounds, but team sources knew that he had previously weighed-in in the 180s. With that being one factor, some scouts have said they are grading Ridley as a late first-rounder. He could end up going high out of team need at his premium position, however.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Ridley made 72 catches for 769 yards with seven touchdowns. He had a tremendous debut for Alabama and became the Crimson Tide’s No. 1 receiver as a freshman. As a replacement for Amari Cooper, Ridley was very effective with 89 receptions for 1,045 yards with seven touchdowns. He finished the 2015 season with impressive performances against Florida and Michigan State to help push Alabama to the National Championship. Ridley has size, speed and a ton of upside for the NFL.

  2. Courtland Sutton*, WR, SMU
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 218. Arm: 32.38. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    4/24/18: Some team sources say their teams have Sutton as a second-rounder and there is the possibility that he slips to the second round. In 2017, Sutton totaled 68 catches for 1,085 yards with 12 touchdowns. He played well for SMU and continued to be a dynamic point-scoring threat. Sutton wisely decided to skip his final year of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Sutton has good hands, height, body control, and leaping ability. He is a dangerous red-zone target. Running well in pre-draft workouts will be important for him, and his combine 40 time was solid, but not electrifying. Sutton could stand to be more physical with cornerbacks in the NFL.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Sutton totaled 76 receptions for 1,246 yards – 16.5 yard average per catch – with 10 touchdowns. He played well for SMU, showing his size, strength and quickness. He could have been a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the redshirt sophomore decided to return for his junior year.

    In the preseason of 2016, sources say they have been really impressed with Sutton. One scouting director told WalterFootball.com that in studying up on players before hitting the road for college training camps, Sutton’s tape really stood out. As a redshirt freshman, he totaled 862 yards – 17.6 yard average per catch – and nine touchdowns on 49 receptions. In the 2015 season opener, SMU was blown out by Baylor, but Sutton had 82 yards and two touchdowns on only three receptions. Sutton has size to him and has consistently displayed big-play ability.

  3. D.J. Moore, WR, Maryland
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 210. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.42.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-2.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Moore totaled 80 receptions for 1,033 yards and eight touchdowns. He has a thick, running back-like build that allows him to get physical with defensive backs. As a junior, Moore notched 41 catches for 637 yards and six scores. Multiple teams tell me they are projecting Moore to the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but he could sneak into the first round because he has some teams that really like him.

    Moore is a gritty receiver with speed and quickness to generate separation. With his vertical speed and suddenness out of breaks, Moore is a threat to stretch the field as he can challenge defensive backs deep downfield. Moore is a competitive and aggressive, and fights defensive backs to make catches over them. Moore is very good after the catch with elusive moves in the open field to dodge tacklers. He uses his strong build to break tackles and bully defensive backs. Routinely, you would see Moore generate a lot of yards after the catch by juking defenders and running through tackles of defensive backs. Moore has strong hands and is natural catching the ball. He is a dangerous receiver who could end up being a draft-day steal.

  4. Christian Kirk*, WR, Texas A&M
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 201. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 9.88.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2018): 1-3.

    4/24/18: In the 2018 NFL Draft, Kirk is most likely a second-round pick. A few teams said they had him graded as a 2/3 – a second- to third-rounder. One team said they had him as late in the first round, but another said Round 3. Kirk is a fast play-maker who really competes and has special teams potential for the NFL.

    At the NFL Scouting Combine, Kirk impressed teams with how he interviewed, plus put up a fast 40 time to further help his cause. Kirk saw a lot of double coverage his direction in 2017, plus quarterback Kelly Mond struggled to get Kirk the ball. As a result, some teams are down on Kirk. Kirk had 71 catches for 919 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017. He also produced some big kick and punt returns. Versus Arkansas, Kirk carried Texas A&M to a win with five catches for 110 yards with two touchdowns and a kickoff returned for a touchdown.

    7/17/17: Kirk played well in 2016 despite inconsistent quarterback play from the Aggies. He had 83 receptions for 928 yards with nine touchdowns while splitting targets with wideouts like Josh Reynolds and Ricky Seals-Jones.

    Kirk had an outstanding freshman debut for Texas A&M and earned playing time over more veteran receivers who had previous produced for the Aggies. In 2015, Kirk caught 80 passes for 1,009 yards with seven touchdowns. He averaged only 19.3 yards per kick return, but averaged 24.4 yards per punt returns with two touchdowns. Kirk is a fast, explosive play-maker. Some scouting sources have said there nickname for Kirk is “Baby Beckham” in reference to Odell Beckham Jr.

  5. D.J. Chark, WR, LSU
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 199. Arm: 33. Hand 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.34.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    4/24/18: There is a remote chance that Chark is a late first-round pick, but more likely he is a second-rounder. Chark had 40 receptions for 874 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. Once again, LSU’s limitations in the passing game restricted the roster’s receiving talent. Some sources say they are grading Chark as a mid-rounder. Others think he will go higher on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Chark had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, where he pushed the defense vertically, showing quickness and athleticism to make plays downfield. At the NFL Scouting Combine, Chark notched a superb 40 time to illustrate his deep speed for the NFL.

    7/17/17: LSU has really struggled with quarterback play over the past few seasons, and that has held back talented receivers like Chark, Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural. In 2016, Chark had just 26 receptions, but averaged almost 18 yards reception to total 466 yards with three touchdowns. Chark has good size and quickness, if he can get consistent help from his quarterback, he’s capable of producing a lot more.

  6. Equanimeous St. Brown*, WR, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 214. Arm: 33. Hand: 9.75
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    4/24/18: St. Brown had 33 receptions for 515 yards and four touchdowns in 2017. Throughout the season, St. Brown got open through his excellent route-running while also seeing a lot of double teams, but the immense struggles of Notre Dame’s quarterback play and passing offense limited St. Brown. At the NFL Scouting Combine, St. Brown helped himself with an impressive 40 time for a big receiver. He is a sleeper prospect who could be a steal.

    7/17/17: Sources who have done advance work on the 2018 class are really impressed and intrigued with St. Brown. They say he is a super-polished route runner with tremendous speed, athletic ability, body control, and hands. They said they think St. Brown could be more gifted and talented than the three wideouts who went in the top 10 of the 2017 NFL Draft, but St. Brown gets fewer opportunities to show his skill. In 2016, he had 58 receptions for 961 yards with nine touchdowns.

  7. Anthony Miller, WR, Memphis
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 201. Arm: 31.63. Hand: 10.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-3.

    4/24/18: Miller played really well for Memphis, showing good route-running, quickness, good hands, and elusiveness after the catch. He had 92 receptions for 1,462 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2017. Miller came up huge to help Memphis upset UCLA and created some positive buzz for himself in the scouting community. Miller is viewed as more of a second-day talent who could be a weapon as a slot receiver in the NFL. Miller did not run at the combine.

    7/17/17: Miller is smaller receiver, but he was massively productive for Memphis in 2016 as the No. 1 receiver for quarterback Riley Ferguson. Miller totaled 95 receptions for 1,434 yards with 14 touchdowns on the year. The previous season, he hauled in 47 passes for 694 yards and five touchdowns. Miller and Ferguson should be poised for another big season in 2017.

  8. Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 198. Arm: 30.88. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    4/24/18: Gallup had 100 receptions for 1,413 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He put together a decent week of practice at the Senior Bowl and then turned in a solid 40 time at the combine. There is a nice media buzz about Gallup, and he could end up being one of the solid mid-round values at wide receiver.

    7/17/17: Gallup had nice production for the Rams in the 2016 season as he totaled 1,271 yards and 14 touchdowns on 76 receptions. Gallup was recruited by a number of SEC schools out of high school, but he ended up going the junior college route. After two years at Butler Community College, Gallup chose Colorado State over a number of other suitors.

  9. Tre’Quan Smith, WR, Central Florida
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 210. Arm: 34.5. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.49.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    4/24/18: Smith was a dangerous receiver for Central Florida and a point-producer. He totaled 13 touchdowns on 59 receptions for 1,171 yards in 2017. Smith had 57 catches for 853 yards and five scores as a sophomore after 52 receptions for 724 yards and four scores in 2015. Smith was decent at the Senior Bowl and could use some fast 40s before the 2018 NFL Draft.

  10. Auden Tate*, WR, Florida State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 228. Arm: 33.75. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.68.
    Projected Round (2018): 2-4.

    4/24/18: Tate totaled 40 receptions for 548 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2017, but he was really impressive. The huge receiver is a mismatch weapon who gives defensive backs a lot of problems. He is very dangerous to win jump balls downfield and is a real red-zone weapon. Tate’s numbers were held back in 2017 by playing with the backup quarterback, but Tate has huge potential and upside for the NFL. Some sources think that Tate should have returned to Florida State for 2018 and improved before going to the next level, but he decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Tate ran slowly at the combine, but the big wideout is not a separation receiver, so the 40 time won’t kill his draft stock.

  11. James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 210. Arm: 33.88. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-4.

    4/24/18: Washington caught 74 passes for 1,549 yards with 13 touchdowns in 2017. He is a deep-threat receiver with a lot of production from his college spread attack, which takes advantage of a lot of weak defenses.

    Some team sources told me they graded Washington as a mid-rounder for the 2018 NFL Draft. Washington is short with a running back’s build and is not really twitchy. He is deceptively fast, but that is build-up speed rather than first-step explosiveness. Sources also say that Washington has good hands, but doesn’t really make players miss after the catch. One team source said they graded Washington as a late fourth-rounder. Others could have him higher.

    7/17/17: Over the past few seasons, Washington has been a big-play threat for the Cowboys. He put 71 receptions for 1,380 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016, including a record-setting game against Pittsburgh (9-296-2) and a domination of Colorado cornerback Chidobe Awuzie in the bowl game (9-171-1). As a sophomore, Washington snagged 53 passes for 1,087 yards with 10 scores. Washington has decent size and can stretch teams vertically with speed.

  12. DaeSean Hamilton, WR, Penn State
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 202. Arm: 32.58. Hand: 9.25.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    4/24/18: Hamilton totaled 53 receptions for 857 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. At the Senior Bowl, he displayed that he is a good route-runner capable of generating separation and has generally reliable hands. Hamilton also contributed as a junior (34-506-1), sophomore (45-580-6) and freshman (82-899-2). At the East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl, Hamilton was impressive with his ability to get open via his route-running and quickness. He is a smooth, polished receiver who could contribute quickly in the NFL.

  13. Keke Coutee, WR, Texas Tech
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 181. Arm: 29.88. Hand: 8.38.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    4/24/18: Coutee was extremely productive in the Red Raiders’ spread offense. The junior is a fast receiver who gets separation through his quickness and route-running. In 2017, he caught 93 passes for 1,429 yards with 10 touchdowns. With Pat Mahomes under center in 2016, Coutee snatched 55 receptions for 890 yards and seven scores. Coutee projects to the NFL as a slot receiver and could use more strength to his frame.

  14. Dante Pettis, WR, Washington
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    4/24/18: Pettis played well in 2017 with 62 receptions for 721 yards and seven touchdowns. He also passed DeSean Jackson to be the Pac-12’s all-time leader in punt returns for a touchdown with nine. Some scouts really like Pettis and say he is a smooth receiver who is fluid, fast, quick handed, and dangerous after the catch. Other sources have said they think Pettis lacks elusiveness, drops too many passes, and is just a guy.

    7/17/17: Pettis was the Huskies’ No. 2 receiver to John Ross in 2016 and was a solid contributor. Pettis totaled 53 receptions for 822 yards with 15 touchdowns for Washington. With Ross in the NFL, Pettis should be Jake Browning’s top target as a senior. Pettis has quickness and looks like he could be a solid complementary receiver in the NFL.

  15. Simmie Cobbs Jr.*, WR, Indiana
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 220. Arm: 32. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.64.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    4/24/18: Cobbs totaled 72 receptions for 841 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017. He showed size, excellent hands, route-running, body control, and the ability to win 50-50 passes. However, Cobbs lacks suddenness and speed to separate in the NFL, so he will have to make a living by consistently winning 50-50 passes. Cobbs decided to skip his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He had a slow 40 time at the combine that hurt his stock.

    In a thoroughly impressive performance, Cobbs had his way with the highly acclaimed Ohio State defense. He got the better of every corner the Buckeyes matched up against him, including Denzel Ward, totaling 149 yards and a touchdown on 11 receptions.

    7/17/17: Cobbs missed the 2016 season with an ankle injury, but he showed some big-play ability in 2015 when he caught 60 passes for 1,035 yards (17.3 average) and four touchdowns. He is a big receiver who has an intriguing skill set. Cobbs could feasibly return to Indiana if he was given a medical redshirt for the 2016 season.

  16. Korey Robertson*, WR, Southern Miss
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 212. Arm: 32.88. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2018): 3-5.

    4/24/18: Robertson broke out in 2017 with 76 catches for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns. It was a huge increase over his sophomore year, when he had 37 catches for 437 yards and three touchdowns. Robertson has nice hands with a thick build, but separating from NFL receivers could be an issue.

  17. Daurice Fountain, WR, Northern Iowa
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 208.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    4/24/18: At the East-West Shrine, Fountain was the star of the East practice with impressive performances in all three practices. He had scouts buzzing across the league. His name was being passed along to scouts, directors, and general managers who weren’t in St. Petersburg to check out his tape – teams split their college scouting staffs between the East-West Shrine and the NFLPA all-star game. Fountain was very good in one-on-ones, showing the quickness, body control, and route-running to get separation from the cornerbacks. He also made plays in the team scrimmage while impressing in the red zone. As a senior, he totaled 66 receptions for 943 yards and 12 touchdowns. Surprisingly, Fountain did not receive a combine invitation.

  18. Marcel Ateman, WR, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 216. Arm: 33.63. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.63.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    4/24/18: Ateman didn’t stand out at the Senior Bowl and didn’t run well at the combine. That ruined the good buzz that had been building around Ateman. At the end of the regular season in speaking with a director of college scouting, they had a higher grade on Ateman than they did on fellow Cowboys wide receiver James Washington. They had Washington as a mid-rounder and Ateman having second-day potential in the 2018 NFL Draft. The consensus, however, has Washington grading out higher.

    In 2017, Ateman recorded 59 catches for 1,156 yards with eight touchdowns. He averaged 19.4 yards per catch. Ateman displays mismatch size with the ability to make plays downfield.

  19. Javon Wims, WR, Georgia
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 215. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    4/24/18: The Bulldogs were led by a strong rushing game in 2017, but when they needed a clutch play through the air, Wims produced for them. In 2017, he totaled 45 catches for 720 yards and seven touchdowns. It was a big increase over 2016 when he caught 17 passes for 190 yards and one score. Wims showed some size, quickness and upside as a senior. Wims then ran well at the combine for a big receiver.

  20. Jaleel Scott, WR, New Mexico State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 215. Arm: 33.88. Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    4/24/18: Every year, there are a few under-the-radar prospects who stand out well enough to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Scott was one of those prospects, and he had a decent week of practice in Mobile, Alabama. The senior made 52 catches for 786 yards with eight touchdowns in 2017.

  21. Deon Cain*, WR, Clemson
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 202. Arm: 33. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.43.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Cain recorded 58 receptions for 734 yards and six touchdown. He didn’t play as well as in 2016, but that could be from a few factors. Clemson spread the ball around in 2017 and did not give Cain a lot of targets as they were using a first-year starter at quarterback who had some passing limitations. Team sources were disappointed in Cain’s play as well, including some ugly dropped passes. They say he is a one-trick-pony deep receiver who is going to need development for the NFL.

    7/17/17: Cain (6-1, 210) didn’t get as much attention among the Tigers’ offensive weapons, yet he made a lot of big plays for Clemson’s National Championship team. Cain caught 38 passes for 724 yards with nine touchdowns on the year. His speed and athleticism were illustrated by his average of 19 yards per reception. He averaged 17 yards per catch as a freshman (34-582-5). Even though Clemson is breaking in a new quarterback, Cain could have a big season as the Tigers’ No. 1 receiver.

  22. Deontay Burnett*, WR, USC
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 8.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
    Projected Round (2018): 4-6.

    4/24/18: Burnett totaled 86 receptions for 1,114 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. He doesn’t have great size and has a skinny build, but he is a quick receiver who is a quality route-runner. Burnett might fit best as a slot receiver in the NFL.

    7/17/17: Burnett flashed as the No. 2 receiver for the Trojans in 2016, catching 56 passes for 622 yards with seven touchdowns. With JuJu Smith-Schuster in the NFL, Burnett could be the No. 1 receiver for USC in 2017. With a tremendous quarterback in Sam Darnold, Burnett could be poised for a big season.

  23. Jester Weah, WR, Pittsburgh
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 210. Arm: 31.13. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.43.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Weah made 41 catches for 698 yards and four touchdowns. He struggled to get open and produce during the season in games against Georgia Tech, Penn State, Oklahoma State and Youngstown State. Weah had a surprisingly fast 40 time at the combine.

    7/17/17: Weah showed some big-play ability for Pittsburgh last season as he averaged 24.2 yards per reception. On only 36 catches, Weah totaled 870 yards with 10 touchdowns. It will be interesting to see what Weah is capable of doing if he gets more opportunities to produce in 2017.

  24. Braxton Berrios, WR, Miami
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 177. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.5.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: While Berrios lacks size for the NFL, he made a ton of clutch catches for Miami during the 2017 season. His big plays helped vault the Hurricanes to the ACC Championship game. The senior had 55 receptions for 679 yards and nine touchdowns for the year.

    Berrios went to have a decent week at the Senior Bowl. He made some phenomenal catches, but also showed that he has limitations in his skill set.

  25. Darren Carrington, WR, Utah
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 195. Arm: 32.75. Hand: 32.75.
    40 Time: 4.52.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: Carrington transferred from Oregon to Utah before the start of the 2017 season. After struggling in 2016, Carrington played well for the Utes. He totaled 70 catches for 980 yards and six touchdowns on the season.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Carrington totaled 43 receptions for 606 yards with five touchdowns. He was banged up, yet continued to play. Carrington wasn’t very impressive though and was wise to return to Oregon.

    Carrington flashed more big-play skills for the Ducks over his first two seasons. In both of those years, he averaged 19 yards per reception. Carrington hauled in 32 passes during 2015 for 609 yards with six touchdowns. As a freshman, he had 37 receptions for 704 yards and four touchdowns.

  26. Cedric Wilson, WR, Boise State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 188. Arm: 32.5. Hand 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: Boise State got a lot of use out of Wilson in 2017 with 83 receptions for 1,511 yards and seven touchdowns. The senior had huge games against Virginia with 209 yards and Washington State with 147 yards. As a junior, he totaled 56 catches for 1,129 yards with 11 touchdowns.

  27. Allen Lazard, WR, Iowa State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 227. Arm: 32.5. Hand: 9.88.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: At the Senior Bowl, Lazard had one ugly practice with a lot of dropped passes. He rebounded on the second day with a nice session, before having a mixed outing the next day. Lazard needed to catch the ball better in pre-draft workouts to help ease the concerns from the Senior Bowl. He might be better off gaining weight and becoming a receiving tight end in the NFL.

    In 2017, Lazard notched 71 receptions for 941 yards and 10 touchdowns. He totaled 69 receptions for 1,018 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. Lazard made solid contributions as a sophomore (56-808-6) and a freshman (45-593-3), too. The senior is a big receiver for the NFL who presents as a size mismatch.

  28. Justin Watson, WR, Pennsylvania
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 213. Arm: 33.25. Hand: 9.75.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: Watson was another wide receiver who impressed team sources at the East-West Shrine. Sources said that Watson had a lot of good tape in college, but considering his level of competition, teams were eager to see if he could be as good against more talented defensive backs. Watson proved up to the task as he has had quality sessions each day in St. Petersburg. He was very good in the one-on-ones and the seven-on-seven session.

    Watson is built solidly and runs well for his size. He is a tough receiver for running the staple routes of the west coast offense with slants, digs and crosses. Watson has run-after-the-catch skills and is good to shield the ball from defenders. At the Senior Bowl, Watson was decent, but not as impressive against the better competition. Ergo, he is more of a third-day prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft. He was not invited to the combine.

  29. Trey Quinn*, WR, SMU
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 203. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 10.13.
    40 Time: 4.55.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Quinn was one of the most productive wide receivers in the nation with 114 catches for 1,236 yards and 13 touchdowns. The LSU transfer benefited from defenses sending extra coverage toward Courtland Sutton. Even though Quinn was a 1-year wonder, it made some sense for him to enter the 2018 NFL Draft as Sutton was moving on and there was a coaching change at SMU.

  30. Jordan Lasley*, WR, UCLA
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 203. Arm: 32.75. Hand: 9.63.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: With Josh Rosen leaving for the NFL, Lasley made the jump with him. Lasley was Rosen’s best receiver in 2017, hauling in 69 receptions for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns, but Lasley also dropped a lot of passes. It was a big jump from his sophomore season, when he caught 41 passes for 620 yards and five scores. Lasley missed four games with injury in 2017, but also turned in massive performances against USC (10-204-3), California (12-227-1) and Kansas State (8-128-1) to close out the season.

  31. J’Mon Moore, WR, Missouri
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 209. Arm: 33.5. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Moore totaled 65 receptions for 1,082 yards and 10 touchdowns. He had a fabulous start to the season against Missouri State with four receptions for 187 yards and two touchdowns. The senior has a good build to him. As a junior, he caught 62 passes for 1,012 yards with eight touchdowns. Moore contributed (29-350-0) as a sophomore. Moore ran slowly at the combine, which hurts his stock.

  32. Antonio Callaway*, WR, Florida
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 200. Arm: 31.5. Hand: 8.75.
    40 Time: 4.41.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-FA.

    4/24/18: Callaway didn’t play in 2017 because of a suspension. He ended up in pre-trial diversion after reportedly facing felony fraud charges for allegedly transferring money from a stolen credit card. NFL teams already had major off-the-field concerns about Callaway. While he loves football, he has a lot of issues in terms of hanging out with bad influences, and teams are concerned about him consistently failing drug tests in the NFL. Callaway was suspended repeatedly by Florida, and he hurt his team by earning another suspension to start the 2017 season to go along with a rape allegation.

    Scouts across the league say that Callaway has first-round talent. They’ve even compared him to Antonio Brown in terms of his skill set and what he can do as a receiver, but teams think that Callaway will definitely fall into at least the mid-rounds because his off-the-field issues are too serious to draft any earlier. They don’t have any confidence that he will change and avoid suspensions in the NFL. Callaway ran fast and looked good at the scouting combine, but the interviews were more important than his field work. Sources said that he seemed winded at his pro-day workout and did not help himself with his showing there.

    7/17/17: In 2016, Callaway totaled 54 receptions for 721 yards with three touchdowns. He displayed his deep speed and play-making ability during the season despite inconsistent quarterback play. Callaway was one of the most dangerous play-makers in the SEC as a freshman. Despite Florida’s terrible quarterback play in the second half of the 2015 season, he totaled 678 yards on 35 receptions with four touchdowns on the year. He also returned two punts for touchdowns.

    Callaway plays bigger than his size and is a threat to rip off a long gain anytime he touches the ball. Team sources have been really impressed with him on the field, but have major off-the-field concerns. The off-the-field issues have the potential to be a huge weight on Callaway’s draft stock.

  33. Byron Pringle*, WR, Kansas State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.64. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Pringle averaged a sparkling 24.1 yards per reception. He totaled 724 yards and six touchdowns on 30 receptions on the year. Pringle also averaged 26 yards per kick return with a touchdown. In 2016, he averaged 29 yards per kick return and one score. Pringle went the junior college route after some off-the-field issues and will enter the NFL older than most rookies, as he is already 24.

  34. Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 221. Arm: 31.5 Hand: 9.75.
    40 Time: 4.67.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: Wieneke didn’t impress at the East-West Shrine. In 2017, he made 65 receptions for 965 yards and 16 touchdowns. The senior started 2017 Al Bundy-style with four touchdowns in the season opener. He had six receptions for 75 yards and those scores in that contest. Over his career, Wieneke dominated his FCS competition. As a junior, he totaled 78 catches for 1,316 yards with 16 touchdowns. His sophomore (72-1,472-11) and freshman (73-1,404-16) seasons were good as well.

  35. Steve Ishmael, WR, Syracuse
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 209.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: Ishmael played well for Syracuse in 2017. The Orange’s receivers have their stats inflated by their offense, but team sources have said that Ishmael is put together pretty well. In 2017, he totaled 105 receptions for 1,347 yards with seven touchdowns.

  36. Quadree Henderson*, WR, Pittsburgh
    Height: 5-8. Weight: 192. Arm: 29.5. Hand: 9.88.
    40 Time: 4.50.
    Projected Round (2018): 5-7.

    4/24/18: Henderson entered the 2018 NFL Draft, but he probably should have returned to school. In 2017, Henderson had 17 receptions for 186 yards and zero touchdowns. He also took 36 carries for 251 yards – 7.0 average – and zero touchdowns. Henderson was a returner for Pittsburgh as well, averaging 11.6 yards per punt return with two scores and 21 yards per kick return with zero scores. In 2016, he returned three kickoffs for touchdowns. In the NFL, Henderson will have to make it as a returner and occasional gadget player on offense.

  37. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, South Florida
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 206. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 10.
    40 Time: 4.37.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Valdes-Scantling made 53 catches for 879 yards and six touchdowns. He is a tall receiver with mismatch height. In his previous three seasons, Valdes-Scantling had 22 receptions in each year. He recorded an excellent 40 time at the combine to help himself.

  38. Richie James*, WR, Middle Tennessee
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 183. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.48.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: James had 31 receptions for 290 yards and three touchdowns in 2017. He missed seven games during the season and didn’t play after the Marshall game on October 20. James surprisingly declared early for the 2018 NFL Draft.

    7/17/17: James is a small receiver, but he has been massively productive for Middle Tennessee over the past two seasons. James totaled 105 receptions for 1,625 yards with 12 touchdowns. The previous season, he had 108 catches for 1,346 yards with eight scores.

  39. Ray-Ray McCloud*, WR, Clemson
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 190. Arm: 30.25. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.53.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: McCloud was supposed to be a speed receiver and big-play threat at Clemson, but he never turned into that, recording average yards per reception of 10.3, 9.6, and 8.7 in his three seasons with the Tigers. As a junior, McCloud totaled 49 catches for 503 yards and a touchdown. He caught 49 passes for 472 yards and two scores as a sophomore in 2016. McCloud should have returned for his senior year, but he entered the 2018 NFL Draft.

  40. Brandon Powell, WR, Florida
    Height: 5-9. Weight: 184.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: Powell totaled 42 receptions for 406 yards and three touchdowns in 2017.

    7/17/17: Powell is a short receiver, but he is put together well and is a play-maker with the ball in his hands. The struggles of the Gators’ quarterbacks have held Powell back, but he is a noticeable threat when watching Florida. As a junior, Powell had 45 receptions for 387 yards and two touchdowns. In 2015, he recorded 29 catches for 390 yards and three scores.

  41. Steven Mitchell, WR, USC
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 189. Arm: 30.38. Hand: 9.38.
    40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Mitchell had 41 catches for 644 yards and four touchdowns. He made some contributions as a junior (24-226-1) and sophomore (37-335-4). He will have to compete as a slot receiver in the NFL, and it hurts him that he wasn’t a returner for the Trojans.

  42. Cam Phillips, WR, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 199. Arm: 30.5. Hand: 8.88.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.57.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: Phillips had 71 receptions for 964 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He played well as a junior with 76 catches for 983 yards and five scores. Phillips was a solid receiver for the Hokies.

  43. Dylan Cantrell, WR, Texas Tech
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 226. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.59.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: Cantrell caught 71 passes for 816 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017. He has good size to him. As a junior, Cantrell totaled 58 receptions for 675 yards and eight scores.

  44. Ka’Raun White, WR, West Virginia
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.63.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
    Projected Round (2018): 6-FA.

    4/24/18: In 2017, White totaled 61 receptions for 1,004 yards and 12 touchdowns as the No. 2 receiver for the Mountaineers. He had 48 catches for 583 yards and five touchdowns in 2016.

  45. Austin Proehl, WR, North Carolina
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 175.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.54.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    4/24/18: Proehl missed a lot of the 2017 season with a left arm injury. He had 21 receptions for 337 yards and a touchdown in his shortened year.

    7/17/17: Proehl was a solid No. 3 receiver for North Carolina in 2016 as he caught 43 passes for 597 yards and three touchdowns. With Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins and Bug Howard off to the NFL, Proehl could get more opportunities; however, North Carolina will be breaking in a new quarterback replacing Mitchell Trubisky.

  46. Davon Grayson, WR, East Carolina
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 199. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 9.
    40 Time: 4.51.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    4/24/18: In 2017, Grayson caught 59 passes for 886 yards and six touchdowns. He had some contributions as a junior (33-448-3), sophomore (25-257-0) and freshman (18-176-4).

  47. Chris Lacey, WR, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 205. Arm: 31.25. Hand: 9.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    4/24/18: As a senior, Lacey had 20 receptions for 264 yards and zero touchdowns. His best season came as a junior when he made 31 catches for 489 yards and three scores. Lacey was buried on the depth chart at Oklahoma State.

  48. Robert Foster, WR, Alabama
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 194. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.25.
    40 Time: 4.41.
    Projected Round (2018): 7-FA.

    4/24/18: Sources have told me that Foster has received late-round and undrafted grades. Foster and all of Alabama’s wide receivers were held back in 2017 by the passing limitations of quarterback Jalen Hurts. Foster totaled 14 catches for 174 yards and a touchdown. Contributing on special teams will be critical for Foster to make an NFL team.

  49. Tarvares Martin Jr., WR, Washington State
    Height: 6-1. Weight: 185. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 9.13.
    40 Time: 4.80.
    Projected Round (2018): FA.

    4/24/18: Martin contributed in his junior year for the Cougars, totaling 70 receptions for 831 yards and nine touchdowns. In December of 2017, head coach Mike Leach said that Martin had been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Martin decided to enter the 2018 NFL Draft rather than continue to play college football at another school. After a horribly slow 40 time at the combine, he would be extremely fortunate to get drafted.

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