NFL Draft Preview: Wide Receivers

I like this WR class more than others do. There aren’t as many speed demons, but almost every receiver is over 6 ft. You’ve got a lot of guys who can go up and get the ball over a lot of NFL corners. I expect 4 receivers to go in the first round.

Mar 9, 2012; Stillwater, OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys receiver Justin Blackmon catches a pass during the Oklahoma State pro day at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Justin Blackmon is the best of the class, but he isn’t your typical Randy Moss/Megatron/Andre Johnson style #1 receiver. His much more of a Michael Crabtee type playmaker who does better with short passes that give him room to run. Because of that, it’s possible that Michael Floyd will be the first receiver off the board and go as high as #6.

The Seahawks will likely pick a WR at some point, but it’s difficult to determine where. I could see them picking a receiver in the lower part of the first round if they move down from 12. I could also see them waiting until later in the draft and looking for a developmental project.

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

5

Justin Blackmon

WR

1

Oklahoma

18

Michael Floyd

WR

2

Notre Dame

26

Kendall Wright

WR

3

Baylor

32

Stephen Hill

WR

4

Georgia Tech

33

Rueben Randle

WR

5

LSU

44

Alshon Jeffery

WR

6

South Carolina

52

Chris Givens

WR

7

Wake Forest

64

Mohammed Sanu

WR

8

Rutgers

76

Brian Quick

WR

9

Appalachian State

87

Marvin Jones

WR

10

California

96

Nick Toon

WR

11

Wisconsin

103

Greg Childs

WR

12

Arkansas

122

Dwight Jones

WR

13

North Carolina

129

Juron Criner

WR

14

Arizona

130

Dwight Jones

WR

15

North Carolina

136

T.Y. Hilton

WR

16

Florida Int

139

Devon Wylie

WR

17

Fresno State

156

Jeff Fuller

WR

18

Texas A&M

157

Jarius Wright

WR

19

Arkansas

158

A.J. Jenkins

WR

20

Illinois

161

Tommy Streeter

WR

21

Miami

168

Marvin McNutt

WR

22

Iowa

174

Danny Coale

WR

23

Virginia Tech

186

DeVier Posey

WR

24

Ohio State

188

Joe Adams

WR

25

Arkansas

196

Ryan Broyles

WR

26

Oklahoma

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