Ranking the NFL's top 25 wide receivers for 2019. The superstar power of Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown is not enough to keep those WRs atop our rankings this year. Getty Images. Written By.
The 2017 NFL Draft features an incredible wide receiver class, but instead of top-flight talent, the strength is found on the second and third days of the draft.
Dez Bryant is a top-four receiver in the NFL. From 2012 to 2014, he had at least 13 touchdowns and 1,200 yards in each season. Last year was an anomaly filled with frustration, contract disputes.
Brown is a new-age slot receiver, standing at six feet tall with above-average athleticism and a solid frame that gives quarterbacks a good target to throw to. He was the most prolific receiver.
For perspective, in 2019 the top four most productive rookie receivers averaged a 4.41 40-yard dash and 38.4-inch verticals. There’s no doubt after watching Ruggs’ tape that if you give him the ball in space, he’s gone. His ability to make quick cuts with possession of the ball caught my eye as he can turn what should be a ten-yard gain into a 40-yard touchdown. While his productivity.
Top 5 NFL Wide Receivers By. Auburn’s Blake Countess will be a slot corner and can be very good matching up against the smaller quicker slot receivers in the league. Jalen Mills can be a 7 th round steal. While he had some off field issues that caused him to drop, his talent level is more of a mid-round type of prospect. New York Giants. Word out of New York was that the Giants were.
The 2020 NFL Draft could produce as many as six first-round wide receivers, and usher in the next generation of pass-catchers. Furthermore, many are championing the idea of waiting on wide receiver because of the elite depth of the class. But who are the best of the best? Let’s construct a positional 2020 NFL Draft big board with the top players at the position.
In the NFL, white players have become less and less common at the wide receiver position, as they now represent only a marginal fraction of the receivers who actually make a difference in the slot.
The NFL All-Pro receiver is the first in Clemson’s recent run of superstars at wide receiver. He was the teams leading receiver each of his three seasons. Hopkins was a big play waiting to happen. One of the best deep threats in the nation during his career, he averaged 17 yards a catch as a junior. He also set the Clemson single-season record with 18 touchdowns. His size, hands, and.
There isn't a great deal of production returning from Big Ten wide receivers in 2018. The only pass catcher from 2017 to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark, 1st-round pick and new Carolina Panther D.J. Moore, is gone. So too, is the only receiver in the big ten to come within 12 receptions of Moore’s conference leading 80, Simmie Cobbs (72 catches in 2017).
Narrowing down the list of top wide receivers in the B1G is an incredibly challenging task. There are at least a dozen names who could easily be considered for a spot in the top five. But, when you look at what’s returning to the field for the 2020 season, there are five receivers who stand out among the rest. All of them have the potential.
Let's take a look at the top 10 wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft. 1. CeeDee Lamb. College: Oklahoma Class: Junior 2019 stats: 62 receptions, 1,327 yards, 14 touchdowns. Lamb was the best wideout in the nation last season. He averaged an impressive 21.4 yards per catch in 2019, and he also tallied 25 touchdown receptions over the last two seasons. Lamb is a very reliable target, evidenced.
Jerry Rice is the only receiver who's records may not ever be broken. A player would have to have an all NFL pro bowl year every year for 16 years, then break them in his 17th season. He had blazing speed, could out maneuver any defense, and was t.
There are two receivers since the NFL-AFL merger to lead the league in catches at least three times; Sharpe is the only one who wasn’t a slot receiver (Wes Welker did it). Sharpe’s retirement came after an 18-touchdown season in which he made his fifth Pro Bowl, and right before a string of three consecutive MVP awards by Brett Favre; imagine what Sharpe would have done in that offense.
Here are the top 10 wide receiver prospects (with projected round) for the NFL draft, which is set for April 23-25: 1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds (first round): Was high school.
Receiving Leaders: RK: PLAYER: REC: 1: Jerry Rice: 1,549: 2: LARRY FITZGERALD: 1,378: 3: Tony Gonzalez: 1,325: 4: JASON WITTEN: 1,215: 5: Marvin Harrison: 1,102: 6.
Of the top 100 leaders in receiving yards among wide receivers last year, only six of the receivers were white. That 6% is probably close to the percentage of wide receivers in the NFL that are white as well. Just like black receivers, white receivers are of varying ability and talents. You have your stars like Jordy Nelson, you have your deep threats like Chris Hogan, and you have your slot.
Donald Driver was one of the finest slot receivers in NFL history. Driver is the Packers’ all-time receiving leader in yards and receptions and is the only player in Packers history to record seven 1,000 yard receiving seasons. A top performer his entire career, Driver has been a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2006, 2007, and 2011). In 2010 Donald and the Green Bay Packers defeated the.
I view Z receivers in two different ways, ones that I would prefer to stay on the outside of the formation and ones that can and will spend a few extra reps in the slot. Here are the wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft that I believe project as a Z receiver in the NFL: Riley Ridley. Damarkus Lodge. Terry McLaurin. Emanuel Hall. Gary Jennings.