As we delve into our 2015 NFL Draft Rankings, we move onto the sexy position of wide receiver. These guys get paid millions of dollars to catch footballs in the most effective way possible. In a passing league, this is the position that everyone is out to covet in sets.
Forget everything you know about the draft. Wide receivers will be drafted onto teams that already have one or two good wide receivers. They’re starting to become stacked. See: Packers, Texans, Bears, Broncos, Giants, etc.
Amari Cooper is probably the safest wide receiver prospect, Kevin White is safe and may have more upside and Dorial Green-Beckham just might have the most potential of any receiver in this class. Be sure to comment with your thoughts on these 2015 NFL Draft rankings of wide receivers:
1. Amari Cooper (Alabama)
A do-it-all receiver with soft hands and big play ability. He’s the next big receiver in the NFL. Don’t sweat that 40 time.
2. Kevin White (West Virginia)
His combine definitely was not hurt in any way running a 4.35 40 yard dash at his size. He’s a play maker down field.
3. Breshad Perriman (UCF)
Hasn’t had a heavy workload, but almost 21 YPC in two seasons with UCF is certainly quite nice. He’s slowly rising in draft boards because of his down field ability.
4. DeVante Parker (Louisville)
A big receiver with good speed and separation ability. He’s going to produce early and often.
5. Jaelen Strong (Arizona)
Part of Strong’s talents are right in his name, having excellent strength in the red zone and on jump balls. He can get off the press too.
6. Dorial Green-Beckham (Oklahoma/Missouri)
Who wouldn’t want to take a chance on a 6’5 receiver that can run a sub 4.50 40 yard dash. He was one of the most heavily recruited athletes in the last 10 years coming into Missouri.
7. Devin Smith (Ohio State)
Often overlooked due to his minimal work load, having Cardale Jones start the last three games for Ohio State is a huge reason as to why Devin Smith has gotten his first round consideration. He’s a burner with great skills with the ball in the air.
8. Devin Funchess (Michigan)
Funchess is a versatile WR/TE combo. His size and quickness and ability to run after the catch makes Funchess a second round stud.
9. Nelson Agholor (USC)
Algholar has great speed down field and can make the tough catches. Needs to be more polished as a route runner, but has upside.
10. Sammie Coates (Auburn)
The Braylon Edwards Effect: The ability for a wide receiver to make the most absurd catches that defy the laws of physics, but then drops a wide open slant with room to run. Coates can burn, but can he catch consistently?