2017 NFL draft rankings: Wide receivers
College offensive stats are as inflated as ever, but we’re still talking about some serious talent atop the receiver position and deep into the class.
|1||Corey Davis||Western Michigan||6' 3", 209 lbs.|
|2||John Ross||Washington||5' 10", 188 lbs.|
|3||Mike Williams||Clemson||6' 3", 218 lbs.|
|4||JuJu Smith-Schuster||USC||6' 1", 215 lbs.|
|5||Curtis Samuel||Ohio State||5' 11", 196 lbs.|
|6||Zay Jones||East Carolina||6' 2", 201 lbs.|
|7||Josh Reynolds||Texas A&M||6' 3", 194 lbs.|
|8||Cooper Kupp||Eastern Washington||6' 2", 204 lbs.|
|9||Isaiah Ford||Virginia Tech||6' 1", 194 lbs.|
|10||Chris Godwin||Penn State||6' 1", 209 lbs.|
|11||Carlos Henderson||Louisiana Tech||6' 1", 191 lbs.|
|12||Ryan Switzer||North Carolina||5' 8", 181 lbs.|
|13||Chad Hansen||Cal||6' 2", 202 lbs.|
|14||Dede Westbrook||Oklahoma||6' 0", 178 lbs.|
|15||Taywan Taylor||Western Kentucky||5' 11", 203 lbs.|
Davis is a polished weapon, with NFL-ready route understanding and a post-catch burst that turns short gains into substantial ones. Williams still is an early Round 1 prospect, thanks to how he can pummel cornerbacks with his physicality.
Ross and Smith-Schuster are quite different. Both can make defenders miss after the catch, but Ross is an absolute lightning bolt—watch his 4.22 40 at the combine for proof. Smith-Schuster gets the job done with body position and power.
Samuel has moved to wide receiver from his previous spot in the running back rankings. He’ll likely do a little of both in the NFL, but his skill set does seem a better fit for a slot role.
There is talent to be had deep into this class. Ford, Jones, Reynolds, Hansen, Taylor and Kupp all could be pegged as Round 1 talents on certain boards.