2023 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receiver



The top 2023 Wide Receiver prospects available for the 2023 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2023 prospect. ** - denotes 2026 prospect.

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2021 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

2022 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

2023 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

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
1. Clemson image Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson
Height: 6-4. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 1.
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7/24/21: Ross was out for the 2020 season due to a spinal condition that required surgery, but Clemson was optimistic that Ross would return in 2021. The surgery was said to be over a congenital neck issue, and there was speculation that it could be end his career.

Ross played well for Clemson in 2019, although the offense spread the ball around to a variety of playmakers. He totaled 66 receptions for 865 yards and eight touchdowns in 2019. Ross broke out in 2018, showing off a freakish skill set alongside size and speed. While Clemson spread the ball out as well that season, Ross made the most of his receptions, totaling 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns on 46 receptions for an average of 21.7 yards per catch. Ross is brimming with upside and looks like he has high first-round potential.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
2. Alabama image John Metchie III, WR, Alabama
Height: 6-0. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.51.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/24/21: Metchie was very good in 2020, producing some huge plays for the Alabama offense. He averaged 18 yards per reception with 782 yards on 44 catches while producing six touchdowns. Metchie (6-0, 195) could produce a massive 2021 season if he's the No. 1 receiver for the Crimson Tide. With DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle in on to the NFL, Metchie could be the program's featured wideout.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Henry Ruggs, Alabama
3. Georgia image George Pickens, WR, Georgia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/24/21: In 2020, Pickens made 36 receptions for 513 yards and six touchdowns. Georgia had inconsistent quarterback play with changing cast of trigger men, but Pickens flashed despite the lack of continuity in the passing attack. He also played well as a freshman for Georgia, catching 49 passes for 727 yards and eight touchdowns. Pickens has the upside to improve as he gains experience.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tee Higgins, Clemson
4. USC image Drake London, WR, USC
Height: 6-5. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/24/21: London was in a crowded depth chart in both2019 and 2020, but he still managed to show some intriguing ability. London is a big receiver who is a physical runner after the catch and is very difficult for defensive backs to tackle. He could be poised for a huge 2021 season if he is the No. 1 receiver for Kedon Slovis. After losing Michael Pittman Jr and Amon-Ra St. Brown to the last two drafts, London should be the top target for the Trojans. He could explode in 2021 with his mismatch size and strength.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Justin Jefferson, LSU
5. South Alabama image Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama
Height: 6-1. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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7/24/21: According to team sources, advance scouts gave Tolbert a high preseason grade. Over the past seasons, Tolbert has shown some serious big-play ability, averaging 17 yards and 19.3 yards per reception. He has a nice buzz and could be a riser with a strong 2021 season. If he can get to the Senior Bowl and impress against the higher caliber of competition, he could rise.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
6. LSU image Kayshon Boutte*, WR, LSU
Height: 6-0. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
7. Oklahoma image Marvin Mims*, WR, Oklahoma
Height: 5-11. Weight: 177.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jalen Reagor, TCU
8. Boston College image Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College
Height: 5-10. Weight: 180.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Denzel Mims, Baylor
9. Georgia image Jermaine Burton*, WR, Georgia
Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - K.J. Hamler, Penn State
10. Purdue image David Bell*, WR, Purdue
Height: 6-2. Weight: 205.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Laviska Shenault, Colorado
11. Maryland image Rakim Jarrett*, WR, Maryland
Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Gabriel Davis, Central Florida
12. Ohio State image Julian Fleming*, WR, Ohio State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Michael Pittman Jr., USC
13. Cincinnati image Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
Height: 6-3. Weight: 208.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 2-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Collin Johnson, Texas
14. Georgia image Arik Gilbert**, WR/TE, Georgia
Height: 6-5. Weight: 248.
Projected 40 Time: 4.6.
Projected Round (2023): 2-3.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Van Jefferson, Florida
15. Northern Iowa image Isaiah Weston, WR, Northern Iowa
Height: 6-4. Weight: 210.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 2-4.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Lynn Bowden, Kentucky
16. Oklahoma State image Braydon Johnson, WR, Oklahoma State
Height: 5-11. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Projected Round (2023): 2-4.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
17. Nicholls State image Dai'Jean Dixon, WR, Nicholls State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 3-4.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
18. Florida image Jacob Copeland, WR, Florida
Height: 6-0. Weight: 192.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
19. Tulsa image Josh Johnson, WR/RB, Tulsa
Height: 5-10. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
20. Nevada image Romeo Dobbs, WR, Nevada
Height: 6-1. Weight: 201.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Stephen Guidry, Mississippi State
21. Boise State image Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State
Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Quez Watkins, Southern Miss
22. Clemson image Frank Ladson Jr., WR, Clemson
Height: 6-3. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.52.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - John Hightower, Boise State
23. Oklahoma image Jadon Haselwood*, WR, Oklahoma
Height: 6-2. Weight: 206.
Projected 40 Time: 4.56.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
24. Tulsa image Keylon Stokes, WR, Tulsa
Height: 5-9. Weight: 199.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Quintez Cephus, Wisconsin
25. Stanford image Michael Wilson, WR/C, Stanford
Height: 6-1. Weight: 203.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Quartney Davis, Texas A&M
26. Tulane image Deuce Watts, WR, Tulane
Height: 6-1. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
27. Wake Forest image Jaquari Roberson, WR, Wake Forest
Height: 6-1. Weight: 183.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - K.J. Hill, Ohio State
28. Virginia Tech image Tre Turner, WR, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-1. Weight: 180.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 5-7.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tyrie Cleveland, Florida
29. Coastal Carolina image Jaivon Heiligh, WR, Coastal Carolina
Height: 6-0. Weight: 187.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 5-7.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Trishton Jackson, Syracuse
30. Maryland image Dontay Demus Jr., WR, Maryland
Height: 6-3. Weight: 213.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2023): 5-7.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Devin Duvernay, Texas
31. Lenoir-Rhyne image Dareke Young, WR, Lenoir-Rhyne
Height: 6-1. Weight: 214.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 5-7.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State
32. Cincinnati image Michael Young, WR, Cincinnati
Height: 5-10. Weight: 199.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - K.J. Osborn, Miami
33. SMU image Danny Gray, WR, SMU
Height: 5-11. Weight: 190.
Projected 40 Time: 4.45.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Binjimen Victor, Ohio State
34. Southern Miss image Jason Brownlee, WR, Southern Miss
Height: 6-2. Weight: 197.
Projected 40 Time: 4.55.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA.
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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Nick Westbrook, Indiana
35. Toledo image Matt Landers, WR, Toledo
Height: 6-4. Weight: 198.
Projected 40 Time: 4.5.
Projected Round (2023): 7-FA.
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2021 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

2022 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

2023 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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