And finally, the receivers.
This year’s group is pretty insane in terms of its depth. The 2019 receiver class casts a wide web—with players of almost any variety a team might want. We have speed. Oh have we got speed. We also have plenty of big targets and more than a few who reside in both categories. We love those guys. As Pete Carroll said at the 2014 combine, “big fast guys are the fewest around.”
I’ve watched a lot of film over the past 16 weeks, and this class just keeps going and going. The amount of time it took just to watch the film, was massive. Coach and I spent countless ours on the phone picking each other’s brains and debating these receivers. In the end, we both reached the same conclusion, this is a tightly packed group with several large tiers. You may see a player you really like ranked outside the top ten. I hear you. I’m not sure if I have ever seen so much talent outside of my top 10 receivers before. Not even in 2014. The difference is that in 2014, we had several guys who looked like they had the kind of talent that lands you in Canton. This class lacks that kind of high-end punch, but man oh man are there a lot of quality prospects.
These rankings, as hard as I’ve worked on them, are not the final product. We need landing spots for that. Additionally, it’s hugely important that you consider the depth of this receiver class when you map out your rookie draft strategies.
Here’s a truth that we can absolutely depend on. There will be desirable receivers available into the 5th round of 12-team rookie drafts and most leagues don’t even have a fifth round. So think about your picks on hand and think about your available roster space and then craft a draft plan that allows you to maximize your opportunities.
In TE-premium formats and 2QB/Superflex formats you can go after those positions aggressively in the early rounds and still stock your shelves with some good receiving prospects later on. We’ll be able to talk in more exacting terms once we have the landing spots and we know who got lucky and who got the whammy.
Now a word on the tiers—particularly the top two. The players inside tier one and then tier two are so close that I can’t even explain the separation. It’s just feel and in a few cases, a forced decision. At one point I actually thought about not ranking within tiers, but it felt like a cop out.
In the end, the NFL will help us sort these guys out for dynasty value. We’ll be able to see who is going to get chances as a rookie and who is stuck behind established veterans. We’ll see who gets a quarterback and who gets Joe Flacco. We’ll see who lands in schemes that fit their skill set and who looks like a square peg on a Monopoly board. These rankings and comments are setting the stage for Thursday night. After that, we’ll continue to synthesize all of the information we’ve accumulated and we’ll put our dynasty board together.
Running backs coming tomorrow!
|1||1||Parris Campbell||Ohio St.||5-11 7/8||205||9 4/8||He’s got some of the special stuff and he can obviously fly. Parris is not a build-up speed guy. He’s just fast in every way and explosive too. He jumped 40 inches in the vertical for ____’s sake. He’s also really strong from the waist down. Parris can run through some contact and reestablish his gait quickly. He handles like a Lamborghini. A sneaky good landing spot would be Oakland, where they can design routes and where he wouldn’t see a number one cornerback or much safety help early in his career. KC is a good spot for any receiver with Mahomes there, but Campbell is an athlete who fits Andy Reid’s playbook perfectly. He has some Percy Harvin in him. He has some Tyreek Hill in him. If he can make the switch to a pro offense the way Michael Thomas did, we could have another star on our hands. Of course, if he lands with a bad quarterback in a scheme that lacks creativity, his statistical impact could be muted early on. Still, in time, barring significant injury problems, Campbell’s talents should win the day. Because of the Ohio State (Urban Meyer’s) scheme, scouting their receivers usually requires some extrapolation (or even imagination) in terms of projecting them to a pro route tree. In Campbell’s case, we are bullish based on the capabilities we’ve been able to isolate. He knows how to work. He’s got super light feet. It should be just a factor of time. Landing spot is significant because for him to succeed for fantasy, as a rookie, he’ll need some manufactured touches. Some teams are more adept in this area relative to others. In broad terms, some teams scheme the ball to their best playmakers and some force their best playmakers into their scheme. Both ways can work, but we are greedy. We want our numbers. If the player is going to lose stats to a team concept or what have you, we want to know that. This kid is a terror in the open field and you’ll see it all over his film. He’s not just a product of volume and scheme. Some folks will point out that much of what Cambell did at OSU occurred on underneath stuff—that he did not “route his way to separation”, and that’s an area worth exploring. It’s true that Urban Myer didn’t change his system so Parris could run an NFL route tree for scouts, but if one watches closely, Parris has the athletic skill to do much more. He can also pop the clutch from one gear to the next, which helps explain why he can turn those short routes into long gains and TD’s. We see him having a traditional curve as far as becoming a true NFL route runner, but this player has a skill set that will make him relevant on day one with the ability to grow into a starring role. Manufactured receptions still ring the bell in PPR scoring.|
|2||1||A.J. Brown||Mississippi||6-0 4/8||226||9 6/8||First off, as I have been saying throughout, these are fantasy rankings. AJB has a chance to post supreme digits in PPR leagues. Landing spot is huge, of course. If he is drafted into a slot role, with a path to early volume, then he could become one of the obvious picks in rookie drafts. I’m valuing him that way now. He is not as QB-dependent as some of the other options due to the potential slot role. Brown has a lot he can hang his hat on. He’s strong and he’s got nimble feet for a man his size. He catches the ball well and can get some yards after the grab. He should be a productive fantasy force for a long while and he checks most of the rookie draft boxes. Size and speed. Hands and routes. Ceiling. Early production with a sophomore year break out. Has route/alignment versatility. Brown has me Quincy Enunwa in him—in a good way, but unlike Enunwa, he comes to the pros ahead of the game—preloaded with the route chops that QE had to develop after leaving Nebraska. He’s also a looser athlete and doesn’t look for contact as Enunwa often does. A good landing spot could move him to the top spot.|
|3||1||Marquise Brown||Oklahoma||5-9 3/8||166||9||He’ll be good anywhere but for his fantasy value to be maxed out he needs a quarterback who can throw the deep ball effectively. That doesn’t mean he needs a QB with a huge arm though it certainly wouldn’t hurt. So I want a good situation with Brown, sure, but the big key is his foot injury. You just never know with these lisfranc injuries and he’s a speed and quickness player. He relies on that burst and agility to play on an elite level. He has to get it back, or he’s just a guy. That said, if the rehab goes as planned, we should eventually have a player of DeSean Jackson’s caliber and perhaps without the drama. I’m not too worried about his size. He’s a legit baller. Good route work which should only continue to improve. As for his size, you will see a lot of metrics and what not about his size and NFL history. Ignore all of that. The NFL is changing and there’s a place for receivers like Brown if they are special, and Hollywood is definitely that. If the NFL did not like what they saw on his MRIs, then he’ll tumble on draft day and then he’ll tumble a bit on my board.|
|4||1||D.K. Metcalf||Mississippi||6-3 3/8||228||9 7/8||There’s a good chance that Metcalf will be at the top of our post-draft board. Some folks are freaking about his 3-cone time, but I don’t see a big problem. This is a player where you have to deal with his plan A and B and many won’t be able to. The injury risk is real and the player does have some growing to do as far as his craft is concerned. I also want to point out that I do not see upside in the elite range. I do not see this guy as the next Megatron, AJ Green or Julio if he hits, but some folk see that as his ceiling so he has value. If the landing spot is well received by the dynasty community, I’d definitely consider and draft and flip. If I landed him late enough, I might be temped to hang onto him.|
|5||1||Hakeem Butler||Iowa St.||6-5 3/8||227||10 6/8||Butler is a physical monster with hands just a shade under 11 inches. That’s just silly. His wingspan is just short of 84 inches. Also silly. At his best he evokes memories of Danario Alexander, but he’s not as fluid and his ball skills are not on DX’s level. Then again, Butler has healthy knees, which DX never had. While his hands are huge, they are not as deft as I’d like to see on film. He’ll body-catch a fair amount of balls—sometimes he’ll do with some savvy—to his credit. The thing with Butler is the way he combines a massive frame with speed and explosiveness to go with some solid downfield route running. Once he gets up to speed, he is a lot to handle, and he has a reasonably well developed bag of tricks, like the back shoulder fade and in-breaking routes that are very tough to cope with. He’s what I like to call a lane changer. His long strides can be used to create space laterally once he’s moving. As his game is currently constituted, the best way to stop him is early on at the line of scrimmage. This man will kill you if you are giving him free releases. Another real plus, for NFL and for fantasy, is Butler’s route diversity. They use him all over the formation both inside and out. Hakeem would be a very intriguing fit for a team like Baltimore, where his ceiling as a blocker could augment the game plan quite a bit. His absurd wingspan could create a nice safe place to Lamar Jackson to take some shots with the football. He’s one of the few players who could do well in what most see as a nasty landing spot for a wide receiver. Butler is one of the guys I like for sure but I just don’t see spending top dollar (an elite pick) to get him unless the landing spot is outstanding—just like the other tier one options in this class. He’s a player who has some development left but he is not a project because he can already do some good things for an NFL team. If he does manage to put the finishing touches on his game, he could be a serious fantasy asset.|
|6||1||N'Keal Harry||Arizona State||6-2 3/8||228||9 4/8||His 40 time was huge. I can’t see this guy completely failing as a player but his fantasy appeal is debatable. For him to be a volume weapon, he needs the right role—the right QB. My sneaky favorite landing spot for Harry is Baltimore, where the QB buys time and has the kind of arm to make throws to most any part of the field. This would minimize Harry’s issues with his release against press coverage, which could certainly improve, but is a concern as we speak. In a general sense, the more confident Harry’s next quarterback is, the more I am going to like his chances. A Rivers type of guy would be great—a quarterback who knows why and when to trust your receiver. On the other end of the spectrum, Derek Carr could be bad and so could Dak Prescott. DeShaun Watson is another potential fit from a style perspective, but do they need a receiver? Not really. So landing spot matters for Harry as it does for much of this class. He’s a desirable long term talent like most of these receivers, but he needs the cosmic tumblers to align for rookie stat success.|
|7||2||Deebo Samuel||South Carolina||5-11 2/8||214||10||Samuel reminds me a bit of Ty Montgomery and oddly enough, a bit of Randall Cobb too. Samuel needs the right offense (landing spot) to maximize his skill set, which is like the mantra of 2019 with so many unique talents. Deebo is built more like a running back than a receiver and his usage was in the hybrid area. He’s definitely a receiver but running after the catch is a big part of his game. He’s sort of a bigger version of Bruce Ellington for those who remember Ellington when he played at South Carolina. Another player who I’d put in Deebo’s comp group is Leonte Carroo, who has some stylistic similarities (both are short striders) and some measurable similarities as well. In case I just gave you sour stomach, rest easy, Deebo’s routes are clearly a level above those two, and it’s the routes that really make me confident in this player. Samuel is downright predatory as a route runner and what he does is going to play at the next level. And, once he’s got the football in his hands, he has a nose for first downs and for the stripe. Like Cobb and TyMo, Samuel’s bugaboo has been injuries, but he’s 100 percent as we speak and he should be able to contribute right away in a plus landing spot—hopefully a place where he can play a lot in the slot, which is where I think he’s best. As a short-strider with good but not great speed, I think he could struggle at times on the outside against stronger defenders.|
|8||2||Preston Williams||Colorado St.||6-4||211||He was our number one in our pre-combine rankings—mostly as an attention-getter—to make sure he wasn’t overlooked amongst our readers despite not being invited to work out in Indy. In the space between Malcom Floyd and Dez Bryant, you might find Preston Williams. Williams found himself at Colorado State—showing off the ability to win in traffic and amongst chaos. This dude is a serious handful at the catch point and can inflict further damage after the catch. I’m not particularly worried that he ran a less than fast time (4.53 est) at his pro day. His film is enough for me, and he shouldn’t cost me an arm and a leg in rookie drafts. He’s got some added risk with his off field stuff and he’s had just one season of real production. Granted, it was a big one. The NFL will tell me what I need to know on draft day. Williams could be anywhere from the 3rd round to undrafted depending on what the NFL teams find when they dig into his domestic incident(s). Some folks might ask, “why does he stand out in such a deep talented class?” It’s because he’s NFL-ready from soup to nuts. Can he get off the line versus press? Yes. Can he run routes? Yes. Can he make catches? Big time. Can he be a touchdown scorer? It could be his best attribute. Is he good after the catch? For his size and skill set, yes, definitely. The questions with Williams are about the repercussions of his past off-field actions and the risk of future infractions. The other concern could be his work ethic as it relates to his craft. While he plays hard, he has a rep for not grinding when the lights are off—just relying on his God given traits to get the job done.|
|9||2||Terry McLaurin||Ohio St.||6-0 1/8||208||9 1/8||A late riser in my work, this kid can fly and he makes plays with his speed and toughness. I’d be shocked if he wasn’t on an NFL roster next season, and a good landing spot could make him a factor as a rookie. He needs to continue to develop confidence in his hands, but he can get open and he can score from anywhere on the field. His game should translate, but the big question is, can he grow into a volume guy? Lots of upside he if McLaurin continues to improve, and as we’ve seen before, OSU players often can do more than Meyer’s scheme asks for—particularly in terms of their route trees. This is a player I will likely be targeting on some level. Just for some perspective, this guy weigh 20 pounds more than Andy Isabella.|
|10||2||Miles Boykin||Notre Dame||6-3 6/8||220||9 7/8||If you go by his measurables, he’s maybe the best receiver in this class, but that’s not what the tape reveals for me. However, what I see is a player who, if he puts it all together, could be all kinds of good. We’ve seen these guys before and they often flop—especially the older ones, and Boykin will turn 23 this season. And, when you think about a 23-year old who, in my opinion, still has work to do on his release versus press, you have to wonder a bit. In my opinion, Boykin has a Darrius Heyward Bey floor and a ceiling like we may have seen from a clean Martavis Bryant. He’s a tough cover once he gets up to speed because he’s just so much to handle at that point. His size and strong hands along with his ability to elevate will make him a very dangerous player near the end zone. Boykin is a relatively complete player as we often see with Notre Dame skill guys, so he blocks with passion and when you combine that with his size and athleticism, you could really have something at some point. He could be a really compelling player on a team like Baltimore, where they need receivers who can also open holes on the perimeter. Going to Lamar Jackson’s team might lower his dynasty price, and then you hope the QB develops, and I think he will. Another good fit could be the Jets, where he’d fit nicely opposite speedster Robby Anderson. Obviously we’re hoping for KC or Green Bay or something, but this player has applications that work with a lot of different offenses.|
|11||2||Emanuel Hall||Missouri||6-1 7/8||201||9 6/8||So much freakiness in this draft class and Hall is a guy you simply must know about because he has some serious ceiling if he catches the ball on the next level. Hall brings a big range of outcomes to the table and that range includes superstar. Skeptics will whisper names like Chris Conley and less intelligent skeptics might say something like Stephen Hill. Still, a cautionary tale or two is certainly appropriate with Hall, who missed a lot of time to injuries but it seems suboptimal to downgrade him much on injuries like hamstrings and groins, because their effects are more ephemeral than long lasting. It’s not like he’s a guy with systemic issues such as migraines or sickle-cell or an injury that stays with you like reconstructive surgery. My bigger concerns with Hall are the real football things. He’s got to cut down on the drops some and he needs to refine his routes. His physical gifts give him a huge edge, so he doesn’t need to turn into Doug Baldwin to have legit success, but he could become Darrius Heyward-Bey if he never evolves past his current station. His skill set favors the strong-armed bold quarterback, but we’ll assess his landing spot with an open mind and act accordingly. Again, this is a must-know player. He’s dynamic after the catch and those dudes on the turf in his wake are SEC defenders. He’s not overpowering guys in some far off place. This guy’s athleticism is legit—tested in Indy and observable on film. It’s also important to understand that what he does well is enough to keep him on NFL rosters indefinitely, so he’ll be afforded time to develop and refine. He’ll need a good landing spot to take the league by storm as a rookie, but I like his chances of making it in time no matter where he goes. Last note on Hall. This is a kid who lost his father to an overdose last fall. They were close. He missed some time as he recovered and his groin healed up as well. This kid has been through some stuff and he’s still getting after it and playing for his Mom, who he sees as a hero. “She’s been there every step of the way and my biggest supporter since I can remember. Without her, there is no way I would be where I am today.” This kid is easy to root for.|
|12||2||Andy Isabella||Massachusetts||5-8 6/8||188||8 3/8||This kid may end up being really good, but his height, all arms and hands combined with his style of catching the ball leaves me with some concerns. Isabella uses his body to catch the ball pretty much any time he can. His hands are a last resort if the ball is high or far outside his frame. I’ve been through this so many times, but being a volume receiver is very hard if you are not a good hands-catcher. It affects target totals because QBs know they have to be more accurate with a pure body-catcher. A QB will want to see more separation when throwing to such receivers. It’s not a death knell, but it can be an inhibitor to volume. Now, is it possible that this kid perfects his routes and becomes so slippery that he can separate and still excel with his current style? Sure, and maybe it happens, but a mediocre or bad landing spot will blunt my enthusiasm. Comps for Isabella are not easy. Wayne Chrebet with speed is ok, but less than ideal. Brandin Cooks is the best one I’ve heard. The metrics line up and so does their style to some extent. They both have a tendency to run through their breaks and it works for them. I had a much deeper look at Cooks’ college film because there was a ton of it, so I don’t have the same kind of confidence in Isabella that I had with Cooks back in 2014. But I’ve seen enough of Isabella where Cooks feels like a decent example of a ceiling for him but Cooks had a higher floor.|
|13||2||J.J. Arcega-Whiteside||Stanford||6-2||225||9 4/8||It’s hard not to like JJAW because he plays the game with an alpha mentality and he’s always willing to pay the price to make the play. He’s going to play in the NFL for some time in my estimation, but will he develop into a weekly fantasy asset? It’s debatable in my view. Landing spot/opportunity is important. Going to a team that lacks a big receiver would be good. Going to the Falcons, for example, would be bad. JJAW is known for winning in contested situations, which we love, but it’s worth noting that you’d prefer that your receiver not be in those situations as a rule, and that is at times the case with JJAW. Like Crazy Joe DeVola, he likes to encourage unwanted guests but seriously, there is also a separation concern. If he plays the same exact way at the next level, he’ll be doing so against bigger, stronger and more agile NFL defenders. His rate of success will almost certainly drop. So, in my view, this is a player who must continue to evolve and expand his arsenal. He’s a grinder, so I’d bet on him doing just that in time. JJAW did post a nice 4.49 40 at his pro day, which usually equates to about a 4.52 or thereabouts, and that provides some hope for future separation.|
|14||2||Kelvin Harmon||N.C. State||6-2 4/8||221||9 4/8||His 40 time has really sent him tumbling down boards and I won’t lie, I was hoping for better because I already had a few concerns with Harmon, but I am also intrigued by what he does well and I love the way he competes. He’s still a player I’d be interested in rostering if the price is right. Don’t forget that this is a 220 pounder with deceptively good feet and plenty of fight. I think his ball skills are a bit overrated, but the total package is NFL caliber. I also think he’s a player who will continue to improve despite being a relatively old rookie. He’ll be 23 in December.|
|15||3||Jalen Hurd||Baylor||6-4 6/8||226||10 2/8||Such an intriguing player on so many levels. Hurd is one of my favorite sleepers and is one of the more unusual player packages we’ve seen in some time. Hurd was playing RB at just a shade under six five, which is pretty far outside the box for the position. That being said, he was effective, but he was also smart enough to realize that his best future was as a receiver, so when Tennessee balked at a switch, he transferred to Baylor and waited a season. It was a good move. Hurd took to his new position in 2018 and his film shows a very compelling NFL prospect. I was impressed with his routes and footwork, and he’s obviously going to be a chore to bring down after the catch. Hurd had what was described as minor knee surgery and missed Baylor’s final game as well as the combine. He was able to do some good things at his pro day but his 40 time was an uninspiring 4.66. He’ll probably get a little faster once he’s 100 percent, but he’s no speed demon. Size, attitude and athleticism are his calling cards. Teams that crave versatility in their players will love him. Have we ever seen a RB/big slot hybrid before? DJ & Saquon come close.|
|16||3||David Sills||West Virginia||6-3 2/8||211||9||We like him a lot—both Coach and myself, so we are interested to see where he lands and if the NFL likes him as much as we do. He’s got very little buzz in dynasty circles, so he could be a potential steal unless he gets taken earlier than most experts seem to think. Sills is a very intuitive football player with a unique skill set. He’s still learning to play wide receiver after a long run as a blue chip college QB prospect and then college QB who never quite got off the ground. In the end, it’s probably a blessing because he did not have a pro arm, and he does have a pro skill set as a receiver. The thing about Sills is that he’s an investment. I would not rule out early production in the right situation because he has some red zone ability, but what really has us excited is what he could be in another season or two. Some folks see a lot of bust potential with Sills, but we see a lot of natural ability with a kid who is a proven worker and who can learn advanced techniques. This kid was a good QB—particularly from the neck up and as a runner. He has feel for the game regardless of what position you put him at.|
|17||3||Gary Jennings||West Virginia||6-1||214||9 5/8||This guy is interesting. He’s not a textbook route runner but he does tend to get open and man can he make catches—like all kinds of catches. Not so much the spectacular stuff but the tough in-traffic grabs and catches while taking contact. Once he has the ball, he’s a tough guy to bring down at 214 pounds and with 4.42 wheels.|
|18||3||Riley Ridley||Georgia||6-1 2/8||199||10 2/8||He’s polarizing and in this class, he’s not alone in that regard. People are disregarding him due to his lack of speed, but I’m not writing him off until I see a landing spot. This guy does a lot of things well. He catches everything. He runs NFL routes and has outstanding awareness. You see the good stuff with him. He gets his head around early and usually has the edge on his defender. He knows how to work back to his quarterback. He is tough in contested situations and can high-point with his timing and huge hands. I would be careful about defining him by his measurables. I’m not saying he’s a budding star and I’m not going to reach for him, but he can play. He’s another good example of the depth of this class.|
|19||4||Stanley Morgan||Nebraska||6-0||202||9 7/8||I like this guy’s film and I think he’s worth a look if he finds a nice home with some daylight on the depth chart. He’s a pure outside weapon and he plays like one. His only real question make is straight line speed.|
|20||4||Travis Fulgham||Old Dominion||6-2 4/8||215||9 4/8||The big man makes catches. Lots of catches. Fulgham is a big guy with long arms who can elevate and make plays above the defense. He doesn’t run like the wind and he’ll need to become a master at defeating press coverage if he’s going to make a big impact at the next level, but he has the makings of a nice outside weapon who would be effective around the boundaries in the end zone. I’m not willing to bet on early success, but I like him as a developmental talent. His biggest assets are his length, ability to elevate, long arms and good hands. If he can become savvy enough to win early in his routes, he could be something.|
|21||4||Diontae Johnson||Toledo||5-10 4/8||183||9|
|22||4||KeeSean Johnson||Fresno St.||6-1 1/8||201||9 4/8||He ran a 4.6 40 in Indy and that really surprised me. He looks faster than that on film. At his pro day he managed to shave off seven tenths and ran a 4.53. That number looks more like what I see when I watch him. He looks like a pro receiver to me and if he lands in a good offense that posts a lot of passing stats, then who knows. Johnson carries his 201 pounds very well. He moves well for a taller receiver even though his straight line speed is debatable.|
|23||4||Mecole Hardman||Georgia||5-10 2/8||187||9||In my view, his NFL applications will be worth more than his fantasy ones. He’s a fast as hell receiver who can rip the top off defenses, but his film does not reveal a receiver who will get big volume in terms of target or receptions. Not a super skilled receiver of the football and not a refined route runner.|
|24||4||Ashton Dulin||Malone University (Ohio)||6-1 3/8||215||9|
|26||4||Keelan Doss||UC Davis||6-2 1/8||211||9 4/8||He had a good senior bowl based on chatter and he’s been dubbed this year’s Cooper Kupp by some, but the thing is, I had loads of film on Kupp last year and he was a legit prospect. What I have here is a small amount of mediocre film (not his play, the film quality itself) and some glowing reports. So Doss could very well be a guy to know about.|
|27||4||Darius Slayton||Auburn||6-1||190||10||This guy has a lot of fans but he’s not really my kind of receiver or at least not the kind I want to target for fantasy purposes. His ball skills are lacking and he’s raw overall. I’ve heard comps to DJ Chark and that’s not but I liked Chark better due to his length.|
|28||4||Johnnie Dixon||Ohio St.||5-10 3/8||201||9 5/8||How does OSU get all these athletes? You know what, I don’t want to know. Dixon is the third OSU WR in this year’s rankings but he’s well below Campbell and McLaurin on my board. He’s not as fast and his game is not as well developed. He’s still a decent bock of clay who can develop in the right situations. He brings special teams value so I expect him to make a roster.|
|29||4||Anthony Ratliff-Williams||UNC||6-1||205||9 1/2|
|30||4||Anthony Johnson||Buffalo||6-1 7/8||209||9 3/8||I like this guy quite a bit and on some other years he’d probably be a name you’d hear a lot on the Twitter and such. But in 2019, he is a bit lost in the shuffle. He’s going to need some time as he comes from a smaller program but he has the size and speed (4.50 at his pro day) we look for and he catches the football pretty well. What he’ll need is some time to adapt to playing against MUCH better athletes than he’s accustomed to. He’ll need to develop some more release tactics and he’ll need to refine his routes. I’m interested to see where the NFL takes this guy. I’m thinking round five, but who knows.|
|31||4||DaMarkus Lodge||Mississippi||6-1 178||202||9 4/8|
|32||5||Hunter Renfrow||Clemson||5-10 2/8||184||7 7/8|
|33||5||Shawn Bane||Northwest Missouri St|
|34||5||Greg Dortch||Wake Forest||5-7 1/8||173||9 2/8|
|35||5||Terry Godwin||Georgia||5-11 3/8||184||9 3/8|
|36||5||Emmanuel Butler||Northern Arizona||6-3 1/8||217||10 1/8|
|37||5||Alex Wesley||Northern Colorado||5-11 7/8||190||9|
|38||5||Antoine Wesley||Texas Tech||6-4 1/8||206||9 6/8|
|39||5||Jamal Custis||Syracuse||6-4 1/8||214||10 7/8|
|40||5||Dillon Mitchell||Oregon||6-1 2/8||197||9|
|41||5||Jalen Guyton||North Texas|
|42||5||Jaylen Smith||Louisville||6-2 2/8||219||9 4/8|
|43||5||Jazz Ferguson||Northwestern St. (LA)||6-4 5/8||227||9 2/8|
|44||5||Lil'Jordan Humphrey||Texas||6-3 5/8||210||9 4/8|
|45||5||Penny Hart||Georgia State||5-8||180|
|46||5||Nyqwan Murray||Florida St.||5-10 2/8||191||9 3/8|
|49||5||Tyre Brady||Marshall||6-2 7/8||211||9 6/8|
|50||5||Jakobi Meyers||N.C. State||6-1 5/8||203||9 4/8|