The 10 receiver prospects in our initial 2017 rankings have combined for 9,809 yards through the air this season. Easy math: That’s about 1,000 per man. College offensive stats are as inflated as ever, but we’re still talking about some serious talent atop this position. 

 
Rank Player School The Skinny
1 Corey Davis Western Michigan 6' 2", 205 lbs.
2 Mike Williams Clemson 6' 3", 225 lbs.
3 John Ross Washington 5' 11", 173 lbs.
4 JuJu Smith-Schuster USC 6' 2", 220 lbs.
5 Dede Westbrook Oklahoma 6' 0", 176 lbs.
6 Cooper Kupp Eastern Washington 6' 2", 205 lbs.
7 Isaiah Ford Virginia Tech 6' 2", 195 lbs.
8 Courtland Sutton SMU 6' 4", 215 lbs.
9 KD Cannon Baylor 6' 0", 180 lbs.
10 Zay Jones East Carolina 6' 1", 197 lbs.

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The top three—maybe even the top four—have a legitimate argument for being the No. 1 receiver right now. Williams is a downfield weapon with the strength and size to dominate defensive backs when he wants to. The explosive Ross has had a brilliant comeback season after knee injuries sidelined him in 2015—he will be one of the fastest prospects in the draft, period. Smith-Schuster is a bit of a sleeper contender, but he plays a strong, natural receiver. And then there’s Davis. The Western Michigan product sits atop our board for the moment because he is so polished and well-rounded. Kupp is a similar player, albeit one starting from a lower floor/ceiling setup, from the FCS ranks. Considering how much teams emphasize speed and creating mismatches, Westbrook has top-20 potential.

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