WR Rankings 2019 NFL Wide Receiver Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State: Top 10 Pick, 2. Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon: Round 1, 3. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo: Round 1, 4. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss: Round 2, 5. David Sills V, WR, West Virginia: Round 2, 6. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas: Round 3, 7. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor: Round 3, 8. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma: Round 3, 9. Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State: Round 3, 10. Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville: Round 3, 11. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State: Round 3, 12. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina: Round 3, 13. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss: Round 3, 14. DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss: Round 3, 15. Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts: Round 4, 16. Tyre Brady, WR, Marshall: Round 4, 17. Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, Nebraska: Round 4, 18. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State: Round 4, 19. Travis Fulgham, WR, Old Dominion: Round 5, 20. Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor: Round 5, 21. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson: Round 6, 22. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State: Round 6, 23. Alex Wesley, WR, Northern Colorado: Round 7, 24. Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri: Round 7, 25. Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR, North Carolina: Round 7


2019 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: December 9, 2018.



  1. N'Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State Projected Round Top 10 Pick

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 215 lb N'Keal Harry is Manny Wilkins biggest asset. Arizona State's wide receiver is considered by most experts and myself to be the top receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft.


    N'Keal Harry has 73 receptions, 1,088 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns in 2018. He has one more game against Fresno State, but he may not participate in that to focus on the 2019 NFL Draft. Harry had his moments versus Colorado last year and I did a film session on Harry from last year plus I watched him dominate against teams like USC, Utah, and UCLA down the stretch.




    N'Keal Harry SWOT Report

    Strengths: Can be a physical receiver at times. N'Keal Harry has a body similar to Randy Moss and the acrobatic catching that Odell Beckham Jr. displays on tape. He's also projected to run a 4.37 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine. He's blazing fast. Excellent possession receiver. Can burn defenders at times. Picked apart USC cornerback Iman Marshall.


    Displays an excellent first step. Can use a jab step to fade out defensive backs on deep throws. Absolutely dominates in the red zone despite what his stats say.


    Weaknesses: Needs to develop more as a route runner. If he can improve his route tree from 6 routes to 30 leading up to the 2019 NFL Draft, nothing will keep Harry from being the top receiver drafted strictly due to how massive his upside is. You'd also like to see Harry get a receiving touchdown in his bowl game against Fresno State assuming he plays in it.


    Opportunities: The Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, and Indianapolis Colts are all potential landing spots for N'Keal Harry. Harry would ignite a wide receiver core for any of those five NFL franchises.


    Threats: N'Keal Harry has no threats. He's one of the safer wide receivers in this class. No injuries or character concerns have NFL teams worried about his draft stock. He's not as polished as A.J. Green or Julio Jones heading into the 2011 NFL Draft, but you can argue he's easily the best receiver to enter the NFL Draft since anyone in the 2014 NFL Draft. Harry's upside is that big even if he appears to be raw to a degree.


    Potential Grade: 97/99



    Before 2018

    N'Keal Harry broke out as a sophomore in 2017 with 82 receptions, 1,142 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns. His acrobatic catches and spectacular catches remind me of Odell Beckham Jr., but he also has a big body like Randy Moss. He could be the first receiver drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft if he puts everything together as a junior under Herman Edwards.




  2. Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon Projected Round 1st Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-2 189 lb Dillon Mitchell is Justin Herbert's biggest asset. Dillon Mitchell had some signature games against California corneback Camryn Bynum which I posted tape of as well as Washington cornerback Byron Murphy where Mitchell had 8 receptions, 119 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in an overtime win. Harry struggled versus Byron Murphy while Mitchell dominated verus Murphy so you can make an arguement for Mitchell as the top receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft for that reason alone.


    Dillon Mitchell has 69 receptions, 1,114 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns. Here is a clip of Mitchell versus California on my Youtube Channel.




    Dillon Mitchell SWOT Report

    Strengths: Possesses deadly speed for a wide receiver that could be in the 4.39 range when the 2019 NFL Combine rolls around with the 40-yard dash. Ran a 4.42 40-time prior to the 2018 season at Oregon. His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Mitchell perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, corner routes, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute up to 14 different routes. Mitchell ran double the amount of routes Harry ran. Mitchell also had signature games versus Camryn Bynum and Byron Murphy on tape this season.


    Weaknesses: Dillon Mitchell needs to improve his route tree. He also needs to add more muscle. He’s undersized at 189 lbs.


    Opportunities: Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, and the New England Patriots are all teams that could take Dillon Mitchell in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft assuming he declares with Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.


    Threats: There are no threats with Dillon Mitchell. He is one of the best receivers that I have seen on tape this season.


    Potential Grade: 96/99



    Before 2018

    Dillon Mitchell only had 42 receptions, 517 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns as a sophomore in 2017. If Justin Herbert stays healthy in 2018, then Mitchell may be a breakout receiver to keep an eye on.




  3. Anthony Johnson, WR, Buffalo Projected Round 1st Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-2 207 lb Anthony Johnson has outplayed Buffalo's team captain at wide receiver in 2017 season despite being a first year starter. Johnson got double teammed more in 2018, but was unselfish enough to block for teammates when he was not the feature guy on Buffalo.


    Anthony Johnson has 52 receptions, 944 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns so far in 2018. Johnson missed two games with an injury unlike his first season in 2017. Also Anthony Johnson is probably the most unselfish receiver I have seen on tape since Larry Fitzgerald coming out of Pittsburgh so that is really high praise coming from my end.




    Anthony Johnson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Possesses deadly speed for a wide receiver that could be in the 4.44 range when the 2019 NFL Combine rolls around with the 40-yard dash. His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Johnson perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Johnson has the hands, size, route running, speed, blocking, and football IQ you want from a #1 target. Despite being a walk on from Community College this kid has all the tools to wow people in the NFL.


    Weaknesses: The only weakness with Johnson is that he's still raw. His games are all over the place and he will still drop passes at times. He just won't drop as many passes as his Buffalo teammates.


    Opportunities: Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, and Green Bay Packers could all be opportunities for Anthony Johnson in the first round. All of these teams need wide receiver help. Even if Johnson struggles in Mobile, and the 2019 NFL Combine, one of these teams could end up getting a huge steal on day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft. It would be highway robbery if one of these teams landed Anthony Johson on day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Threats: There are no threats with Anthony Johnson. Being a two year starter at Buffalo may have NFL teams thinking he's raw, but all the tools to be a #1 target are there. Even though I read Anthony Johnson go from running a 4.44 in 2017 to a 4.43 in 2018, other scouts think he will run a 4.52 like Dane Brugler or a 4.57 like Charlie Campbell. The 40-time that Anthony Johnson runs will dictate where he ends up going, and he will have an opportunity to improve on that at his Pro Day if things do not work out at the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Potential Grade: 95/99



    Before 2018

    Anthony Johnson is the cousin of Jadeveon Clowney. He played at the same High School as Clowney. He played at Community College for two years before enrolling into Buffalo. Johnson ran a 4.44 40-time at Buffalo's Spring practice sessions. Anthony Johnson had 76 receptions, 1,356 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns in 2017. If he improves on that in 2018, then he is the best receiver in this draft.




  4. A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss Projected Round 2nd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-1 230 lb A.J. Brown is leaner and slimmer then Laquon Treadwell. He struggled to get by press coverage against Alabama's corners in the tape I showed. His stats with 85 receptions, 1,320 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns are more misleading then you'd think because Brown struggled versus Trevon Diggs and Greedy Williams on tape. Anytime Brown faced an NFL defensive back in the SEC he struggled. Quintin Lash from our Film and Friends team was kind enough to post A.J. Brown's tape versus Alabama.




    A.J. Brown SWOT Report

    Strengths: A.J. Brown has the ability to be a possession receiver who can catch up to 10 balls a game. Brown showcased this versus Auburn. A former five star recruit coming out of High School. Turned down Alabama to go to Ole Miss, but is easily Ole Miss's most touted wide receiver since Laquon Treadwell and Nick Saban even compared him to Julio Jones. He lacks Treadwell's size and physicality. He may be talented enough to be a number two receiver in the NFL down the road. I doubt he's got the upside to be a number one target.


    Weaknesses: A.J. Brown's route tree is awful. He struggled versus quality opponents like Trevon Diggs and Greedy Williams at cornerback. There's no easy way to say this, but A.J. Brown looked like a poor mans Laquon Treadwell on tape versus Alabama. He's also projected to run a 4.5 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Opportunities: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and New England Patriots.


    Threats: There are no threats with A.J. Brown. I see a guy with the potential to be an effective number two wide receiver. I don't think he's a number one receiver like Nick Saban hyped him up to be coming out of High School.


    Potential Grade: 89/99



    Before 2018

    A.J. Brown was a five star recruit and the top High School recruit at wide receiver in his graduation class. He turned down an offer from Nick Saban and Alabama to stay in state and play for Ole Miss at Mississippi.


    A.J. Brown only had 29 receptions, 412 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchodwns as a true freshman. Brown picked things up in 2017 with 75 receptions, 1,152 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns. If A.J. Brown shows he can do that with a new quarterback thanks to Shea Patterson's departure, then Brown could be one of the big steals in the 2019 NFL Draft.




  5. David Sills V, WR, West Virginia Projected Round 2nd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 210 lb David Sills V is a former quarterback turned wide receiver. David Sills V has 61 receptions, 896 receiving yards, and 15 receiving touchdowns in 2018.


    David Sills V balled out versus Texas, but most of his completions were when Texas cornerback Kris Boyd wasn't covering him. His signature game came against Tennessee. Tyler also known as DeludedYinzer is another member of our Film and Friends team. He posted tape of David Sils V from West Virginia's win over Tennessee in Neyland Stadium.




    David Sills V SWOT Report

    Strengths: Can be a physical receiver at times. Possesses a remarkable first step and outstanding agility on tape at times. Displays the jumping and blocking you want a wide receiver to possess on tape. Knows how to use streak routes to pickpocket cornerbacks that play zone coverage.


    Weaknesses: David Sills V dropped a lot of easy passes on tape in 2018. Drops a lot of off-target throws as well. His route tree is okay, but not great and that's mainly due to the spread offense that David Sils V plays in at West Virginia. His body control is really irratic at times. The offense David Sills V is in limits his production and the scheme he plays in allows him to thrive on intermediate routes. Lacks the speed to dominate at the 2019 NFL Combine.


    Opportunities: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and New England Patriots.


    Threats: David Sills V is scheme dependant. If he does not go to an NFL team that can utilize his strength of running intermediate routes properly then he won't reach his ceiling. He can be an effective number two receiver in the right system. I think a team like the New England Patriots is an awesome fit for David Sills V since Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon will be back in contract years plus Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and Cordarrelle Patterson will be Free Agents so New England can ease David Sills V into their lineup.


    Potential Grade: 89/99



    Before 2018

    David Sills V had 60 receptions, 980 receiving yards, and 18 receiving touchodwns in 2017. David Sills V was Will Grier's top target in 2017. If he continues to ball out in 2018 then he could be due for a huge season.




  6. Collin Johnson, WR, Texas Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-6 220 lb Collin Johnson is a big body wide receiver for the Texas Longhorns. Collin Johnson has 65 receptions, 947 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Collin Johnson has a signature game versus Georgia coming up in the 2019 Sugar Bowl.


    Mark Jarvis from What's On Draft NFL posted tape of Collin Johnson versus USC. Johnson has some impressive qualities on tape.




    Collin Johnson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Possesses deadly speed for a wide receiver that could be in the 4.47 range when the 2019 NFL Combine rolls around with the 40-yard dash. His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Johnson perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute up to 29 different routes. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Collin Johnson has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic. He can catch anything that comes his way.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch. Generates separation with ease and is very difficult to tackle.


    Will open up the running game by blocking well. Can be utilized on special teams. Possesses the length, eye-hand coordination, and skill to be a big time threat in the NFL. His quarterback Sam Ellingher thinks Johnson will be a Hall Of Fame receiver.


    Knows how to win in press coverage. Can swipe his hands away. Has great body control. Is a willful blocker.


    Weaknesses: Stems more then you want. Has a tendency to drop passes on tape at times. Struggles to catch the football in double coverage.


    Opportunities: I have a third round grade on Collin Johnson. I'm not sure where Johnson ends up, but he's someone who could end up being a huge steal in the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Threats: There are no threats with Collin Johnson. He's one of the safer prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft despite a limited ceiling. He will make a good secondary wide receiver that compliments a number one target in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Collin Johnson was a 4-star recruit in High School. He committed to Texas and enrolled at Austin.


    Collin Johnson had 28 receptions, 315 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchodwns as a true freshman in 2016. Collin Johnson had 54 receptions, 765 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns in 2017.


    Collin Johnson has all the tools to be a future first round receiver. He needs to put everything together with a huge 2018 campaign though.




  7. Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 208 lb Denzel Mims has 49 recepitons, 699 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Mims could be one of the steals on draft day in the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Denzel Mims SWOT Report

    Strengths: Possesses ideal size for a wide receiver. Has the speed and ball skills. Runs short, medium, and deep routes effectively. You will see Mims perform with screen passes, streaks, slants, curls, digs, post routes, post stops, and drags. He's got 12 different routes he can run in terms of route running. Ran a 4.33 40-time at Baylor before the start of the 2018 FBS season.


    Mims has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches with one-hand. Mark Jarvis referred to his catch radius as a three car garage. I loved that analogy so again check out Mark's website as well as his database for the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch.


    Can play, the X, Y, or Z wide receiver spots. Has lined up as a flanker receiver, secondary wide receiver, and a slot receiver at Baylor.


    Weaknesses: Denzel Mim's production dropped. I blame that on the new quarterback more so then Mims himself. His upper body strength is average at best.


    Opportunities: I'm not sure where Denzel Mims ends up. I feel like he could be very effective as either a number two target or a slot receiver.


    Threats: There are no threats with Denzel Mims. Mims is one of the top receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Denzel Mims had 67 receptions, 1,087 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns. Mims has the tools to emerge into a first round receiver with a big season in 2018.




  8. Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 5-10 170 lb Marquise Brown has 75 receptions, 1,310 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Brown was the go-to-guy for Kyler Murray at Oklahoma.


    Marquise Brown SWOT Report

    Strengths: Marquise Brown possesses elite speed. Brown ran a 4.27 40-time at Oklahoma prior to the start of the season. He has that it factor. He can adjust his speed and slow down if the quarterback overthrows it. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Brown perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos.


    Brown has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic. He can catch anything that comes his way.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch. Generates separation with ease and is very difficult to tackle.


    Weaknesses: Marquise Brown is undersized. The only route he does not know is the wheel route. Brown struggled to react when Baker Mayfield threw him a pass versus Oklahoma State. I guess he can improve his reaction timing when attempting to catch a football.


    Opportunities: I have a third round grade on Marquise Brown. I like him more then John Ross though in terms of route running and technique. If Brown runs a 4.27 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine, he may surge his way into the top 10. Tony Mario has a first round grade on Brown, plus stranger things have happened.


    Threats: There are no threats with Marquise Brown. He may be the safest receiver in this class to draft despite his size and limited upside.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Marquise Brown had 57 receptions, 1,095 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns. Brown could emerge into a stud if he builds off his freshman redshirt season as a sophomore redshirt in 2018.




  9. Kelvin Harmon, WR, North Carolina State Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 214 lb Kelvin Harmon. is a big body. Kelvin Harmon has 81 receptions, 1,186 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Harmon had 6 games with 100 receiving yards in 2018. He can produce and have a huge impact.


    Kelvin Harmon SWOT Report

    Strengths: Kelvin Harmon has the alpha mindset to go after the ball by tracking it and attack the defender when executing a route. His vertical push allows him to gain separation on defenders. He's capable of making adjustments on the fly which enable him to catch the football from quarterback Ryan Finley with precision. Had back-to-back seasons of 1,000 receiving yards.


    Weaknesses: Kelvin Harmon has a few flaws. He does not look like someone with elite NFL speed. Harmon also struggles with yards after the catch. His route tree needs improvement too. Needs to show more explosiveness when jumping. Has yet to put together a season with 10 receiving touchdowns.


    Opportunities: I got a third round grade on Kelvin Harmon. He will have a chance to really show scouts he can improve his route tree when he goes to the 2019 Senior Bowl in Mobile.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Kelvin Harmon. His ceiling is limited to that of a number two secondary option in the NFL. I realize he was Ryan Finley's go-to-guy at North Carolina State, but he seems like more of a complimentary target then a feature guy at the next level.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Kelvin Harmon had 69 receptions, 1,017 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Kelvin Harmon could surge up boards with a huge season in 2018.




  10. Jaylen Smith, WR, Louisville Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 220 lb Jaylen Smith has not been as productive in 2018. That says more about how Lamar Jackson elevated Smith. However, Smith has a huge catch radius and I still believe he can blossom into a complimentary receiver at the next level despite only having 36 receptions, 550 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown without Lamar Jackson.


    Jaylen Smith SWOT Report

    Strengths: Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Smith perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level.


    Smith has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches like one-handed catches or can catch the ball in traffic.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch. Generates separation with ease and is very difficult to tackle.


    Weaknesses: Declined without Lamar Jackson in 2018. Declined to the point where he may be a day 3 pick unless he salvages his stock at the 2019 Senior Bowl. May not have the speed NFL scouts expect him to have.


    Opportunities: Jaylen Smith is a third rounder on my board. Jaylen Smith accepted his invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl in Mobile so he's got a chance to improve his stock despite his terrible season at Louisville in 2018.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Jaylen Smith. I see a receiver with a limited ceiling that serves as a complimentary target rather then a feature wide receiver.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Jaylen Smith 60 receptions, 980 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns with Lamar Jackson in 2017. Jaylen Smith needs to show he can be the leader of Louisville's offense without Lamar Jackson in 2018.




  11. Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-6 225 lb Hakeem Butler is a big body. Hakeem Butler has 51 receptions, 1,126 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns in 2018.


    Hakeem Butler SWOT Report

    Strengths: Hakeem Butler has good size and speed. He had an expanded route tree this season and excelled. Butler surpassed the 1,000 yards receiving for the first time this year and was rewarded with a second team All-American selection. Butler can make some spectacular catches that gathers attention from fans.


    Weaknesses: Butler struggles with his agility, showing stiff hips on film and can't break seperation using cuts. He corrals the ball to his body rather than using his hands to make a proper catch.


    Opportunities: The Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. Hakeem Butler could be a WR1 in the NFL, having a big frame and the ability to catch the ball down field.


    Threats: There are no major concerns with Hakeem Butler. He may project better as a secondary receiver, but the upside to be a number one target is there if you watch the tape. Personally, I like him more then his Iowa State teammate Allen Lazard.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Hakeem Butler had 41 receptions, 697 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns. Butler did a solid job complimenting Allen Lazard in 2017. Now Butler will be the lead receiver on Iowa State in 2018 and some scouts like him more then Lazard.




  12. Deebo Samuel, WR, South Carolina Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-0 210 lb Deebo Samuel has 62 receptions, 882 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Samuel may surge into the first round if he can build on his signature game against Clemson where he had 10 receptions, 210 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns.


    Deebo Samuel SWOT Report

    Strengths: Possesses deadly speed for a wide receiver that could be in the 4.36 range when the 2019 NFL Combine rolls around with the 40-yard dash. His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Johnson perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ.


    Deebo Samuel has soft hands. Can leap into the air while jumping. Capable of making spectacular catches with one-hand. Catches the football in traffic. Has a great football IQ.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch.


    Can play, the X, Y, or Z wide receiver spots. Has lined up as a flanker receiver, secondary wide receiver, and a slot receiver at South Carolina.


    Weaknesses: Deebo Samuel doesn't have very many weaknesses. His one weakness was a lack of a route tree. He corrected that in 2018.


    Opportunities: Deebo Samuel is a wide receiver with a third round grade. Deebo Samuel got invited to the 2019 Senior Bowl.


    Threats: Deebo Samuel got injured in the past. Durability is a slight concern that I have with Samuel.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2018

    Deebo Samuel had 5 receiving touchdowns in his first three years at South Carolina. Samuel has explosive speed, but he really needs to put everything together in 2018.




  13. D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 230 lb D.K. Metcalf had 26 receptions, 569 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns in 2018 before his season ending injury. Metcalf declared for the 2019 NFL Draft despite being a sophomore redshirt and a lot of outlets believe he's the top receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft despite how raw he is. I'm not ready to go that far.


    D.K. Metcalf SWOT Report

    Strengths: D.K. Metcalf is faster then A.J. Brown. Metcalf is projected to run a 4.46 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine. Also Metcalf runs streak routes and deep routes way better then A.J. Brown. Metcalf is also bigger then Brown plus he's more explosive then Laquon Treadwell which is a huge reason why people are big fans of D.K. Metcalf


    Weaknesses: D.K. Metcalf wasn't the feature guy on Ole Miss like A.J. Brown. Plus his route tree still needs some improvement despite the fact that he's faster and bigger than A.J. Brown.


    Opportunities: I got a third round grade on D.K. Metcalf. Some believe the sophomore redshirt is the top receiver in the entire 2019 NFL Draft.


    Threats: D.K. Metcalf suffered a season ending injury. I'm worried about how durable Metcalf is.


    Potential Grade: 87/99



    Before 2018

    D.K. Metcalf showed immense promise as a freshman redshirt in 2017 with 39 receptions, 646 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns. Metcalf could breakout as a sophomore redshirt at Ole Miss in 2018.




  14. DaMarkus Lodge, WR, Ole Miss Projected Round 3rd Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-2 204 lb DaMarkus Lodge stepped in as a number two option once D.K. Metcalf went on injured reserve. Lodge is a senior who has 65 receptions, 877 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns.


    DaMarkus Lodge SWOT Report

    Strengths: DaMarkus Lodge does an incredible job getting separation. You could honestly make an argument that he's better at getting separation then A.J. Brown or D.K. Metcalf. He looked incredible on tape versus LSU when lined up as a flanker receiver. He got separation on Greedy Williams on a few plays which does speak volumes.


    Can play, the X, Y, or Z wide receiver spots. Has lined up as a flanker receiver, secondary wide receiver, and a slot receiver at Ole Miss.


    Weaknesses: Was a slot receiver for Ole Miss. Only stepped into a number two role when Metcalf went on injured reserve


    Opportunities: I have a third round grade on DaMarkus Lodge. Lodge has not received an invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl yet. That does concern me to a point.


    Threats: DaMarkus Lodge, while talented enough to play in the NFL, is the third best receiver on his own team. Him not being invited to the Senior Bowl yet does make me slightly concerned about his draft stock if I'm his agent.


    Potential Grade: 87/99



    Before 2018

    DaMarkus Lodge had 7 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Lodge could surge up boards if he corrects that in 2018.




  15. Andy Isabella, WR, Massachusetts Projected Round 4th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 5-10 190 lb lb Andy Isabella is a fantastic slot receiver option on day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft despite his lack of size. It wouldn't surprise me if Isabella played his way into day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft considering he had 15 recepitons, 219 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns versus Georgia. Isabella also had 102 receptions, 1,698 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns in 2018.


    Andy Isabella SWOT Report

    Strengths: His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Johnson perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ. Anthony Johnson, Deebo Samuel, and Jaylen Smith are the only other two receivers in this draft that can run all 30 routes.


    Capable of catching without using his body. By this I mean he catches the ball when it comes his way, and he doesn't have to use his body to reel in the catch. Generates separation with ease and is very difficult to tackle. Isabella had over 100 receptions so he may be the best possession receiver in this entire draft class.


    Weaknesses: Andy Isabella is undersized. I also have questions about whether his speed will translate.


    Opportunities: Andy Isabella already accepted an invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl. Isabella is a player who could really make a statement in Mobile.


    Threats: There are no threats with Andy Isabella. You'd just like to see him get a bigger opportunity.


    Potential Grade: 86/99



    Before 2018

    Andy Isabella had 65 receptions, 1,020 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns in 2017. If Andy Isabella can improve on that in 2018 then he could make a splash on draft boards leading into the 2019 NFL Draft.




  16. Tyre Brady, WR, Marshall Projected Round 4th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 208 lb Tyre Brady is an under the radar receiver at Marshall. Tyre Brady has 66 receptions, 914 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns. Tyre Brady is not as fast as his predecessor Aaron Dobson. The crazy thing is Brady can actualy catch a touchdown in double coverage on tape unlike Dobson despite not being as productive as Dobson on tape.


    Tyre Brady SWOT Report

    Strengths: Tyre Brady is a big target. He's physical. Very durable. Has ideal size. Brady showed the ability to haul in targets with his massive catch radius by catching a touchdown in double coverage following the departure of Marshall quarterback Chase Litton. He is better in double coverage then then Aaron Dobson.


    Weaknesses: Projected to run a 4.50 40-time at the 2019 NFL Combine. Did not have the production that Aaron Dobson had when he was at Marshall. Tyre Brady has a very basic route tree.


    Opportunities: Tyre Brady is a player I have a fourth round grade on. He already accepted his invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl.


    Threats: Tyre Brady has no threats. He could make a decent slot receiver in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2018

    Tyre Brady had 62 receptions, 942 receiving yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns. Tyre Brady was one of the receiving options for Chase Litton at Marshall.




  17. Stanley Morgan Jr., WR, Nebraska Projected Round 4th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-1 200 lb Stanley Morgan Jr. did well at Nebraska despite their losing record in 2018. Stanley Morgan Jr. had 70 receptions, 1,004 receiving yards, and 7 receiving touchdowns. His biggest games came agaisnt weak opponents, but he torched Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson in 2017 so his tape speaks for itself. He's also the son of former Patriots receiver Stanley Morgan.


    Stanley Morgan Jr. SWOT Report

    Strengths: Possesses good speed for a wide receiver that could be in the 4.48 range when the 2019 NFL Combine rolls around with the 40-yard dash. His route running is amazing. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Johnson perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, post routes, post stops, curls, curl stops, drags, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops, IOU's, stop & gos, double stops, and double stop & gos. Can execute any type of route at an elite level. Has an extremely high football IQ. Anthony Johnson, Deebo Samuel, Jaylen Smith, and Andy Isabella.


    Weaknesses: Stanley Morgan Jr. does well versus corners who specialize in zone coverage like Josh Jackson out of Iowa. However, he also lacks the strength anad physical ability to separate himself from corners who play man and press coverage to lock him down see his tape versus Ohio State. That's one reason why I see Stanley Morgan Jr. as a borderline starter. He will be effective, but I see a borderline starter who dominates in the slot as a contributor rather then someone who becomes a 4-time Pro Bowler like his father.


    Opportunities: Stanley Morgan Jr. may end up playing in the 2019 Senior Bowl. If he does, he's another guy that could surge up boards if he improves his ability to win in man and press coverage in Mobile. Mark Sciubba had a first round grade on him at one point.


    Threats: Stanley Morgan Jr. checks out attitude wise with no off the field concerns. He's faster then his father, but I don't see him becoming the Pro Bowl receiver his father was. If Stanley Morgan Jr. does prove me wrong, he will be one of the biggest steals in the 2019 NFL Draft. My biggest concern with Stanley Morgan Jr. at this point is he has not received an invite to the Senior Bowl, East West Shrine Game, or the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2018

    Stanley Morgan Jr. is the son of former Tennessee wide receiver Stanley Morgan who was drafted in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Stanley Morgan had a thirteen year career in the NFL and he played out his entire NFL career before his son was born.


    Stanley Morgan Jr. had 61 receptions, 986 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns with Tanner Lee as his quarterback in 2017. If he can improve that in 2018, then Stanley Morgan Jr. could be someone to keep an eye on moving forward.




  18. Parris Campbell, WR, Ohio State Projected Round 4th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-1 207 lb Parris Campbell has 79 receptions, 992 receiving yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns in 2018. People hyped him up as a potential first round riser prior to the start of 2017, but I didn't see that it factor at the time. Parris Campbell had a huge game against Michigan where he took off with 6 receptions, 192 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns. Campbell was Dwayne Haskins go-to-guy at Ohio State in 2018.


    Parris Campbell SWOT Report

    Strengths: Parris Campbell is an excellent blocker. He pushes guys to the ground. May be the best blocker in this class. His route tree improved in 2018. He's also improved as a catcher with his soft hands.


    Weaknesses: Campbell is more seasoned compared to where he was in 2017. He still needs to become more consistent, however you can certainly argue he's more refined now. He has slot receiver upside now. Last year I projected him as an NFL backup. Going back to school was the smartest thing Parris Campbell did.


    Opportunities: Parris Campbell is not a guy that I have seen on the Senior Bowl watch list. Parris Campbell got invited to the 2019 Senior Bowl.


    Threats: Parris Campbell only had 13 receptions heading into his junior season. Campbell stepped up for Ohio State the past two seasons so I'm not as concerned about him as I previously was. I see a slot receiver who may be the final potential starter in the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2018

    Parris Campbell redshirted in 2014. He started three games as a freshman redshirt in 2015 and didn't make any receptions. Campbell started every game in 2016 and only had 13 receptions and 121 receiving yards. He still has yet to get a receiving touchdown at Ohio State. Parris Campbell had 40 receptions, 584 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns.




  19. Travis Fulgham, WR, Old Dominion Projected Round 5th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 215 lb Travis Fulgham is a good possession receiver. Fulgham had 63 receptions, 1,083 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns.


    Travis Fulgham had a signature game against Virginia Tech. That was his best game against a power 5 opponent.


    Travis Fulgham SWOT Report

    Strengths: Travis Fulgham is a big body. He knows how to pick apart cornerbacks in zone coverage.


    Weaknesses: Travis Fulgham struggles versus man and press coverage. He also has poor eye-hand coordination and drops easy passes on tape at times despite his mind boggling production at Old Dominion.


    Opportunities: I have a fifth round grade on Travis Fulgham. He's got a chance to improve on his draft stock at the 2019 Senior Bowl. He's a solid backup for me at the moment, but he needs a strong performance in Mobile if he wants to convince me he's a future starter.


    Threats: Travis Fulgham has no threats. I see him as backup in terms of his ceiling, but he's a safe prospect.


    Potential Grade: 75/99



    Before 2018

    Travis Fulgham had 8 receiving touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016. He only had 1 receiving touchdown in 2017. He needs a huge senior season to avoid being undrafted.




  20. Jalen Hurd, WR, Baylor Projected Round 5th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-4 217 lb Jalen Hurd had 69 receptions, 946 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns in 2018.


    Jalen Hurd SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jalen Hurd knows how to use his deadly speed and soft hands to manipulate defensive backs. Can play the X, Y, or Z receiver role. He can line up like a gadget receiver. He sort of reminds me of Braxton Miller or Terrell Pryor from a gadget standpoint. I even see a little bit of Devin Robinson in him.


    Possesses deadly speed. Runs like a cheetah.


    Weaknesses: Needs to add more muscle. He needs to improve his route tree. Jim Nagy discussed how Jalen Hurd's route tree in the Senior Bowl needs work.


    Opportunities: Jalen Hurd is a day three pick. I got a fifth round grade on him.


    Threats: Jalen Hurd was once a running back who exceeded 1,000 rushing yards at Tennessee. Then he transferred to Baylor and switched positions as he became a wide receiver.


    Potential Grade: 75/99



    Before 2018

    Jalen Hurd once had 1,288 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns at Tennessee before leaving the university and losing the running back job to Alvin Kamara. Hurd enters his senior season and second year at Baylor needing a signature year to get drafted.




  21. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Clemson Projected Round 6th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 5-10 180 lb Hunter Renfrow has struggled in 2018 despite being a receiving target on the Clemson Tigers. Renfrow has only 1 receiving touchdown in 2018.


    Hunter Renfrow SWOT Report

    Strengths: Hunter Renfrow has outstanding route running. He runs sharp, crisp routes. Displays the route running to run short routes, medium routes, and deep routes. You will see Shed perform precise routes with screen passes, streaks, slants, wheel routes, curls, curl stops, snags, shoots, out routes, out & ups, corner routes, slugos, slugo posts, slugo stops.


    Makes spectacular one-handed catches. Also displays a natural ability for catching the ball in traffic. Renfrow has great body control. He is basically the real life version of Rudy when you see how much heart Renfrow plays with. Renfrow won Clemson that National Title versus Alabama two years ago in the 2017 College Football Playoff.


    Weaknesses: Hunter Renfrow lacks the speed and size to be anything more then a substitute slot receiver at the next level. He can contribute at times and he has the heart of the champion. That is awesome, however you also need the determination and willpower to grind it through at the next level. I do not believe Renfrow has that it-factor when it comes to playing wide receiver at the next level.


    Opportunities: Hunter Renfrow has seventh round production. Since I think he is the real life version of Rudy I am willing to bump him up a round. Hunter Renfrow accepted an invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl.


    Threats: Hunter Renfrow has no threats. He projects as a career backup though.


    Potential Grade: 72/99



    Before 2018

    Hunter Renfrow is nothing more then a slot receiver. His numbers and statistics do not wow you. His signature game in the 2017 College Football Playoff against Alabama pretty much captivates the career of Renfrow.




  22. Jazz Ferguson, WR, Nichols State Projected Round 6th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-5 223 lb Jazz Ferguson finally took off at Nichols State. Jazz Ferguson had 66 receptions, 1,117 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns.


    Jazz Ferguson SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jazz Ferguson is tall, blazing fast, explosive. Knows how to make one-handed catches. Relies on his jumping and athleticism.


    Weaknesses: Needs to develop more routes. One year starter at Nichools State.


    Opportunities: Jazz Ferguson has some mad skills on tape. He's a backup for me at this point.


    Threats: Jazz Ferguson failed a drug test at LSU and got suspended. That's why he transferred to Nichols State. He's got the most talent of any receiver left on my rankings though.


    Potential Grade: 72/99



    Before 2018

    Jazz Ferguson is a former LSU receiver. He could be a late round pick with a big season at Nichols State.




  23. Alex Wesley, WR, Northern Colorado Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-0 184 lb Alex Wesley is Northern Colorado's best receiver. Wesley has 57 receptions, 1,050 receiving yards, and 4 receiving touchdowns.


    Alex Wesley SWOT Report

    Strengths: Alex Wesley knows how to get separation. Wesley has deadly speed. Capable of catching in traffic. Worked his way into the starting lineup right away despite being fifth on the depth chart as a true freshman. Has an outstanding work ethic that coaches at Colorado rave about.


    Weaknesses: Struggles when corners play man and press on him. Needs to develop more short and medium routes. Want to see him jump more on balls. Would like to see him make some spectacular catches this season.


    Opportunities: Alex Wesley is a seventh round draft pick. He's a borderline draftable prospect. Wesley accepted an invite to the 2018 Senior Bowl.


    Threats: There are no threats with Alex Wesley. He's a safe prospect, but may have a limited upside. I see a #5 receiver that could be effective in a depth role.


    Potential Grade: 71/99



    Before 2018

    Alex Wesley had 55 receptions, 1,050 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2017. Wesley can boost his stock if he improves on that in 2018.




  24. Emmanuel Hall, WR, Missouri Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-3 195 lb Emmanuel Hall has 35 receptions, 756 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns in 2018. Emmanuel Hall's best game came against Wyoming where he had 10 receptions, 171 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.


    Emmanuel Hall SWOT Report

    Strengths: Emmanuel Hall has the soft hands you look for. Has lined up as an X, Y, or Z wide receiver. Can be used as a flanker, secondary, or slot receiver.


    Weaknesses: Emmanuel Hall struggles with spectacular catches. You want to see him make a one-handed catch, but he's better at catching the football with two hands.


    Opportunities:Emmanuel Hall is a guy I have a seventh round grade on. He's someone who accepted an invite to the 2019 Senior Bowl.


    Threats: Emmanuel Hall has no threats. His ceiling is that of a warm body though.


    Potential Grade: 70/99



    Before 2018

    Emmanuel Hall had 33 receptions, 817 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchodwns as a secondary target to Drew Lock at Missouri in 2017. Emmanuel Hall will become Drew Lock's number one target in 2018.




  25. Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR, North Carolina Projected Round 7th Round

    2018 Season Recap The 6-1 205 lb receiver had 42 receptions, 689 receiving yards, and 6 receiving touchdowns at North Carolina in 2018. Anthony Ratliff-Williams also declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.


    Anthony Ratliff-Williams SWOT Report

    Strengths: Anthony Ratliff-Williams has the soft hands you look for. Has lined up as an X, Y, or Z wide receiver. Can be used as a flanker, secondary, or slot receiver. As a former duel threat quarterback, he has game breaking speed that he uses to torch opposing cornerbacks.


    Weaknesses: Anthony Ratliff-Williams went from 6 receiving touchdowns in 2017 to 2 in 2018. That's quite a significant decline. Every year we get one underclassmen at wide receiver when you ask yourself why the fuck did this kid declare. That's how I feel about Anthony Ratliff-Williams. He needs to add more strength and muscle. He's not physical enough at the point of attack.


    Opportunities: Anthony Ratliff-Williams is a seventh rounder on my board. He's a former quarterback so he could be used on trick plays which makes him barely draftable despite how inconsistent he is on tape. If he's a former duel threat that does give him more value then you realize.


    Threats: Anthony Ratliff-Williams should have went back to school. He's a junior redshirt so if he already has his degree, I understand why he left early to get money, but he may have to start his career in communications if things don't work out in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 70/99



    Before 2018

    Anthony Ratliff-Williams was the number one duel threat quarterback in the state of North Carolina. When he got to North Carolina, he converted to wide receiver. Anthony Ratliff-Williams could have his use on trick plays.







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