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    • JDouble

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      We still have a month to kill before the draft and wide receiver is a big time need for us, so I figured I would start a thread dedicated to this year’s crop of WRs. Feel free to add info, highlights, and opinions on any receivers you like.Tier Onesammy-watkins-2.jpgSammy Watkins is general considered to be the best WR in the draft and it's hard to argue. He is 6'1" 211lbs but he plays like a he is much bigger. He'll out physical bigger defenders and he'll out jump the taller DBs. He has great hands and body control and catches everything. He is a beast after the catch. His speed and explosiveness is elite. Big Time playmaker. Can line up anywhere and do anything that is asked of him. Are a few concerns about maturity but generally considered to be a good character guy. Might be a little over hyped, but I can't argue that he is the best WR prospect in this draft. He is expected to be a top 5 pick. He had down year in 2012 due to injury, but in 2011 and 2013 combine he had 183 receptions for 2683 yards and 24 TDs. Made a below average QB look great.  Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/sammy-watkins?id=254345710 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/sammy-watkins/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kjkh3yV8YAevans.jpgMike Evans is the big man of the this WR class, although he isn't as big as some build him up to be. He is almost 6'6" but at 230lbs his physique looks a bit undefined for a WR and thin for such a big man. He has a frame, that if committed to the gym, appears to be more of a TE to me. Mike is also only 20 years old, which makes me think he will continue to fill out. It's very important that he becomes more dedicated to the gym and controlling his diet or he could easily outgrow the WR position. Mike is faster than many people think, but he is a long strider and his speed is long speed. He doesn't have great explosiveness and will struggle to get separation in the NFL. He is a better prospect than Benjiman because Evans has great natural hands and great body control, but like Benjamin he is raw, doesn't get separation, and will likely have limited effectiveness outside the redzone. In the red zone he will be nearly impossible to stop despite his lack of great acceleration, he will almost always demand double teams outside due to his size. Personally I think Evans projects as a TE and I would draft him in the 1st round as a TE. That is not the popular opinion though. He is considered a top 15 pick as a WR. He amassed 151 receptions for 2499 yards and 17 TDs in two years at Texas A&M. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/mike-evans?id=25434686 Gamed Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/mike-evans/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv42QuJGOE4[img width=266 height=400]http://columbian.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2013/10/23/Oregon_St_California_Footba_t410.jpg?abf12a76e9e2bd182938a896e77d4d6f18815d64[/img]Brandin Cooks is a shorter guy at 5'10" but a very solidly built 190lbs. He just 20 years old, so he will likely fill out a bit more. He is very fast on the field and backed it up with a 4.33 forty time at the combine. He also broke records in the 20 and 60 yard shuttle which just goes to show his explosive quickness. He is a strong player too with a real nasty streak. Plays without fear. Reminds me very much of Steve Smith. Great hands, great body control, goes up and takes the ball from taller DBs, an absolute nightmare after the catch. He absolutely dominated last year with 128 reception, 1730 yards, and 18 TDs. Over 1100 yards the year prior. Cooks is considered a 1st round lock. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/brandin-cooks?id=25434986 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/brandin-cooks/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRHnryvZ0nA[img width=600 height=400]http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/001/754/458/130216356_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75[/img]Odell Beckham Jr. is only a hair shorter than Marquise Lee and a tad heavier, yet his frame looks much more solid and he hasn't had the injury issues. He is freakishly athletic. The way he moves is just different than everyone else. He does certain things that look reminiscent of Barry Sanders or Deion Sanders. He is an elite kick/punt returner and you can just tell he is a special player with ridiculous potential. However, the other half of the great LSU duo, Jarvis Landry, is much slower and less dynamic of an athlete and yet Landry out performed Beckham as a WR. I think Beckham is an amazing talent and will be a top returner from day one in the NFL, but he is a bit raw as a WR and needs to perfect his craft like Landry has. If he can do that he will be amazing. Right now, I don't think he will be as productive a WR in the NFL as people think. Might take a year or two for him to really hit his stride. Look out when he does. He had 57 receptions for 1117 yards and 8 TDs last season. He also racked up 1500+ yards and 2 TDs as a returner while at LSU. Beckham is considered a 1st round pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/odell-beckham?id=25434967 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/odell-beckham-jr/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtZ4j3jx7pg041214_marqise-lee_600.jpgMarqise Lee is 6ft 190lbs and electric. His forty time at the combine was surprisingly slow at 4.52, but it shouldn't matter because anyone who has watched him knows he is not slow. He is a track and field star as well as a lightning bolt on the football field. He does everything right from preparation to execution. He is a dangerous weapon before, during, and after the catch. Extremely bright and motivated. Has the swag of an NFL start receiver. The downside is his slight frame and his injuries. He has had several injuries during his college career and 2013 was plagued by one injury after another to his shoulder and legs. The injury concern is real and it adds a certain risk to him as a prospect, but he is a great player with very few holes in his game. Can line up anywhere and run any route tree. Had 118 catches for 1721 yards and 14 TDs in 2012. He is expected by most to be a 1st or 2nd round pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/marqise-lee?id=25434757 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/marqise-lee/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVmhs_WwhlQ

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    • Anonymous

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      Tier Two ncf_a_allenrobinson_ms_600x400.jpgAllen Robinson is a lot like Jordan Matthews and Davante Adams in that he has great size and ability. He is actually better built than either of them and he might be a little more polished. His only problem is top end speed. He simply isn't very fast. You can see it on film and his 4.6 forty time backed it up. If Robinson is going to be successful in the NFL he will need to follow Anquan Boldin's path and win with effort and toughness because he simply won't outrun anybody. He has enough going for him though, I wouldn't bet against him. He had 174 catches for 2450 yards and 17 TDs in his final two seasons. He was at Penn State at an unfortunate time, but he kept his head up, played hard, and was a team leader when a leader was desperately needed. He is a late 1st/2nd round prospect and he could easily end up being a top player from this draft.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/allen-robinson?id=254350911 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/allen-robinson/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR9EWfVyMuYDavanteAdams1.jpgDavante Adams is an interesting prospect. He is solid at 6'1" 212lbs and while he lacks elite speed, he is a very athletic player with natural hands. He catches away from the body and makes it look easy. Cleans routes, wins the jump ball, plays physical. He had ridiculous production in his two years of college ball, but that is a bit misleading because of the offense they ran at Fresno State. Lots of bubble screens and short slants. They threw the ball a lot and almost always high percentage short stuff. Thier spread offense often leaves someone wide open which can and did inflate stats. It resulted in 233 catches, 3339 yards, and 38 TDs. Not to say Adams isn't good. He is. He just isn't the best WR of all time....which those stats would paint him as. The truth is he is still a very good, well rounded prospect that does everything very well. He is a good character kid, a leader, and he has a passion for the game. He just turned 21 and is still developing as a man and as a player. You are most likely getting a solid #2 WR right away if you draft Adams, and he has the potential to develop into a top 5 WR in the league. Most have him projected as a 2nd round pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/davante-adams?id=25434954 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/davante-adams/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D1Le9FmIe0[img width=400 height=400]http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/769/631/hi-res-d3c29d8e21234da4b79e33a6a21e6b5a_crop_exact.jpg?w=1500&h=1500&q=85[/img]Jordan Matthews is considered to be a 2nd to 3rd round pick at this point and he could be a huge steal. He has great size at 6'3" 212lbs, very long arms and huge hands. A frame that looks like he could add weight to it. He does everything well. He has two knocks on him. One is his 212lbs. He needs to add some bulk for sure. The other knock is his ability to separate, or lack there of. He looks like the total package, but we've all see it before. If a guy can't separate then his ceiling relatively low. He is also known as a bit of a diva...but he is a WR so that is somewhat common. Time will tell with Matthews. I think he is so slender that there is a good chance he can add lower body muscle and improve his ability to seperate...but that is just opinion and "potential". Over his final two seasons at Vanderbilt he accumulated an outstanding 206 receptions for 2800 yards and 16 TDs. High potential low risk guy in my opinion. At best he could be an eventual #1, and I think at worst he is still a solid #2. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jordan-matthews?id=25435009 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jordan-matthews/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfoPwGsNhcokbej.jpgKelvin Benjamin is a physical freak. He's nearly 6'6" 240lbs with a well built WR frame, long arms, and giant hands. He uses his big body well to box out defenders and make great catches on 50/50 balls. He will be an excellent Red Zone weapon in the NFL. If he had great speed and quickness he could be the next Megatron. Unfortunately for him he does not. He rarely gets separation from defenders even at the college level. Most of his catches are contested. That will hurt him tremendously at the next level. He also has a habit of making great circus catches but dropping lots of easy ones. Benjamin will likely be drafted very early due to his freakish appearance, but he has quite a few flaws and will probably be limited in his usefulness in the NFL. Outside of the Red Zone, I question his value. He could just be raw and need to be coached up, but you have to wonder why he didn't dominate collage football over the last two seasons with two 1st round QBs throwing him the ball. He had 84 catches for 1506 yards and 15TDs at FSU. Not bad, but I would expect more from a prospect his size in such a favorable situation. Kelvin is a 1st/2nd round prospect in the minds of most.....and although I question his overall value, his value in the Red Zone alone might just make him worth a top 50 pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/kelvin-benjamin?id=25434715 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/kelvin-benjamin/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi0OnvbC_NI12655887.jpgMartavis Bryant has great height at 6'4" 211lbs and very good speed and quickness to go with it. Because of this size/speed ratio he is currently a 2nd round pick. Potential is great, but he is almost all potential at this point. Very raw. Ran a limited route tree at Clemson. Didn't produce until his 3rd and final year. Then he had 42 receptions for 828 yards and 7 TDs. Decent numbers, but he was opposite of Sammy Watkins and got a lot of easy opportunities versus mediocre competition. Better athlete than football player imo and will need to develop quite a bit to be a major contributor in the NFL. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/martavis-bryant?id=25435726 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/martavis-bryant/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpU9ZUCzwqg

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    • Anonymous

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      Tier Threeoriginal.jpgJarvis Landry is my favorite WR in this draft and one of my favorite players period. That's not to say he is the best, but he is a favorite. Landry is average size at a hair under 6ft and 205lbs, and his numbers at his pro day where nothing more than average either. What makes Landry great is his passion for the game. He might love football more than Jon Gruden. You won't find a guy that is more determined to be great. He was a linebacker in high school and he still plays the game like a linebacker. He admittedly loves to go across the middle and he loves to hit people when blocking or on special teams. While his times won't amaze anyone, his footwork is so good that he can consistently get separation from anyone. To top it off he has the best hands I have seen in.....well maybe ever. He is a Junior and last year he had 77 catches for 1193 yards and 10 TDs. For me, Landry is in that group of underrated great all around receivers with Huff, Norwood, and Grant, but Landry is on a different level. I think he will be a Hines Ward type guy that is consistently very good for a very long time. In my eyes he is a 1st round talent that is projected to go in the 3rd round. I hope to see him in Pewter this fall. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jarvis-landry?id=25434886 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jarvis-landry/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiJ0EwNclSM5234bf4dd045e.image.jpgCody Latimer is an Indiana Hoosier. He is very stout and looks bigger than his measured 6'2" 215. He plays bigger too. he's a basketball player and when he goes up for the ball you can see it. Might need to work on his lower body though. His speed/quickness is questionable and I'm not sure he will be able to find separation at the next level. Cody had 72 catches for 1092 yards and 9 TDs last season. He has been a late round prospect up until the last few weeks. Now there are rumors circulating that he could go as high as the 2nd round. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/cody-latimer?id=25435904 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/cody-latimer/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZXQcakwFAcpaul-richardson-colorado-wr.jpgPaul Richardson is a thin prospect at 6ft even 175lbs. He's got really good straight line speed but doesn't always show great acceleration on film. Good hands but not great. Worth noting his hands are extremely small for a WR. Has had multiple injuries in college. The most dramatic being an ACL which caused him to miss the entire 2012 season. He looked fully recovered in 2013, but durability is still a major concern. Richardson is a big play guy that can look reminiscent of DeSean Jackson at times. Unfortunately he isn't very consistent at coming through on the less spectacular plays to convert 3rd downs and keep drives going. He is a boom or bust pick imo. Because of that, I have seen him listed as high as a 2nd round prospect...all the way to a late 4th. Hard to speculate where he actually goes. At Colorado he had 122 catches for 1898 yards and 15 TDs over his final two years.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/paul-richardson?id=25434914 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/paul-richardson/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnlKFbW7fZw783566_t607.jpgDonte Moncrief has great size at 6'2" 221lbs. He plays hard and he is explosive. Great speed, acceleration, and leaping ability. He is a little rough around the edges, but overall he is a pretty solid receiver with excellent size. Biggest drawback is that he doesn't have natural hands or body control. Let's most balls get into his chest and doesn't consistently win 50/50 jump balls despite being in better position. He had 125 catches for 1911 yards and 16 TDs over the last two years. I loved Moncrief as a 3rd/4th round prospect, but he has climbed into the late 1st/2nd round area on most sites, and that is too high imo. Great hands is the #1 attribute to look for in a WR prospect imo....so I think he is being a little overhyped. If he does slip to the 3rd or 4th round though, he'd make an excellent pick. Lots of upside. Lots of potential.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/donte-moncrief?id=25436149 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/donte-moncrief/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjvwpWOoQO8[img width=519 height=400]http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/758/552/hi-res-8461dc67445087f9f1dd5159312d291e_crop_exact.jpg?w=1500&h=1500&q=85[/img]Bruce Ellington is an undersized guy out of South Carolina. At 5'9" 198lbs he looks more like a RB than a WR, but he has very good hands and is an amazing athlete. He was a two sport athlete in college. He was was on the basketball team too....at 5'9". This kid is explosive as all get out. Elite athlete. He plays hard. He is very smart and known for his high character and leadership. Now that he has chosen football over basketball and is going to solely focus on his NFL career, he could really end up being something special. Had 89 catches for 1375 yards and 15 TDs over the last two seasons.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/bruce-ellington?id=25436464 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/bruce-ellington/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHFoJggPtgc[img width=600 height=400]http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/002/723/388/RobertHerron_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75[/img]Robert Herron is built like a RB at 5'9" 198lbs. He has ok hands and makes some nice downfield catches, but is more of a YAC guy that can do big things with short passes. He has a history of injuries and some say he plays too soft. Doesn't like to go across the middle. Alligator arms. Doesn't fight for yards. He had 72 catches for 932 yards and 9 TDs last year. People say he is a burner, but he ran a 4.5 and he wasn't top 10 in any of the explosion events at the combine. I'm not really sure what you get when you draft Herron. He has potential, I'm not a huge fan. Especially not in the 3rd round, which is where he is projected to go.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/robert-herron?id=25437772 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/robert-herron/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApdgeabiM_4

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      Great setup and references man..

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      Tier Four130914.mca_.ODE_.fbc_.Tennessee.260.jpgJosh Huff has been a solid, consistent weapon for Oregon over the last four years, improving each year. Last year he had 62 catches for 1140 yards and 12 TDs. He is a hair under 6ft and 205lbs. Built very solid. This is a guy who isn't elite anything thing, but is very good at everything. He had a bit of a rough upbringing and still has a crazy drug addict mom in his life, but he seems to have gotten past all that and matured into a good young man. Has lined up everywhere in college and can probably do the same in the NFL. Like Norwood and Grant, I think Huff is a very solid all around talent that is generally underrated. 2nd round talent projected to be drafted in the 4th. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/josh-huff?id=25437468 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/josh-huff/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9SI4Ecnfugdbc0d66b9cb8a762d1e324b2c6d3fe84-img1.jpgRyan Grant like Kevin Norwood is another well rounded, underrated receiver. He played for Tulane and is 6ft 200lbs. His 40 time was disappointing but he was tops in the 3 cone drill, so he is likely more quick than fast. He also needs to add some muscle as he is a little on the weak side and can be overpowered by bigger DBs. All that aside, Ryan Grant does everything really well. Great hands, great body control. Smart kid who loves the game and works hard. He missed 2011 due to injury, but in 2012 and 2013 he had 153 catches for 2188 yards and 15 TDs. Currently projected to be drafted in the 4th or 5th round by CBSsports, I feel this is another guy that has 2nd/3rd round talent. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/Ryan-Grant?id=25437591 Game Breakdown - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/ryan-grant/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BecpfPGnqL47916728.jpgDevin Street is 6'3" 198lbs. He shows good all around abilities but he isn't a burner. He uses his size to win so he really needs to add some strength to his thin frame before he is ready for the NFL. He is Pitt's all time leader with 202 receptions, 2901 yards, and 16 TDs over his four year college career. Currently projected by most to be a 4th to 5th round pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/devin-street?id=25436415 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/devin-street/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaAgtNWewh8jared-abberderis.jpgJared Abbrederis is very average when you look at his size and his times. 6'1" 195lbs with average speed and agility. He's not a guy that will out jump many DBs or burn the secondary. Jared has been successful in college because he is extremely smart on the football field. He understands defenses as well as his QB and he just gets open. He was a walk on and had to earn hi spot from the get go, and he continued to put in the work required in preparation and he outplayed his opponents on game day by being smarter and better prepared. His routes are clean and his hands are good. He had 202 receptions for 3140 yards and 23 TDs in four years at Wisconsin. He should be a safe pick in the 3rd or 4th round...except that he has had several concussions. So many teams will stay away. He could fall to the late rounds or even undrafted due to the concussion concerns. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jared-abbrederis?id=25437746 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jared-abbrederis/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xHrHJ0EZEovyxs.jpgKevin Norwood is one of my favorite WRs in this draft. I think he is extremely underrated. He has good size at 6'2" 200lbs and he moves really well. Had a top 3 cone time at the combine. Kevin is the total package. Hard worker, great hands, great route runner, very smart. I don't see any weaknesses in his game. Just a very good all around receiver. His stats are nothing special and I think that is why he is projected as a 5th round prospect, but I think the lackluster stats are due to him playing in a run heavy Alabama offense. To me, this guy is a 2nd round talent. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/kevin-norwood?id=25436893 Game breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/kevin-norwood/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsNneHzV5p8Dri-Archer-in-MAC-Championship.jpgDri Archer is yet another undersized slot. At 5'8" 173lbs he is a little small for me personally, but he is projected to be a 3rd/4th round pick by most. In his four years at Kent State he was used as a receiver, a running back, and a returner. He amassed over 5000 yards and 40 TDs. His official 40 time from the combine was 4.26. He is an electric little play maker for sure. He has had a few injuries and his durability is the #1 concern with him because he is so thin. His frame doesn't look like it could carry much more weight naturally either, so you just have to be comfortable with his size. He has very small hands too and doesn't show great hands. More of a YAC guy that is going to take short passes a long distance. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/dri-archer?id=25435966 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/dri-archer/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-3JgIG9hhMMike-Davis.jpgMike Davis is 6'0" 198lbs. He has had 200 receptions for 2753 yards and 18 TDs in his four years at Texas. Smaller version of Cody Hoffman. Flashes greatness but is very inconsistent, plays soft, has a questionable work ethic and he is well known for taking a very cheap shot at a players knee after the whistle. It was an intentional dirtbag move and an attempt to injure another player. Gotta question this kids' character. Personally I am not interested but he is projected as a 3rd to 4th round guy. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/mike-davis?id=25437575 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/mike-davis/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_bJbq2QEms7703944.jpgTJ Jones is another jitter bug slot out of Notre Dame. He is a hair under 6ft and only 188lbs but has gigantic hands and catches the ball really well. He is most dangerous after the catch though. He didn't have an Earth shattering combine but on film he is very quick and very elusive. He had 70 catches for 1108 yards and 11 TDs this year. Needs to add a little mass to that frame, but a very solid slot receiver prospect. Currently a 4th round prospect according to most sites.  Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/t.j.-jones?id=25438363 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/tj-jones/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J9jLfTpukI

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      Tier FiveCampanaro-nowhere-to-run-vs-bc.jpgMichael Campanaro out of Wake Forest is another undersized jitter bug slot. He's just 5'9" but built solid at 192lbs. Built more like a RB than a WR, he is thick with short arms and small hands. It's easy to be turned off by his measurables, but he was very explosive at the combine and when you watch his college game video it is impossible to deny his talent. he's a tough nosed guy that doesn't shy away from contact. He amassed 229 catches for 2506 yards and 14 TDs in college. he was also used as a RB and a PR and was solid at both positions. This is a guy that I thought might rise up the boards before the draft, but currently is still projected as a 5th or 6th round pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/mike-campanaro?id=25437686 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/michael-campanaro/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_hOkXOPXKcIXAWZCAJJOFDHJF.20130814201157.jpgJalen Saunders is pint sized. Just 5'9" 165lbs and despite looking fast on film he ran just a 4.44 at the combine. Still, he is a solid receiver and very dangerous in space. He has to add good weight without a doubt. 15lbs minimum. But he had 203 receptions in college for 3085 yards and 26 TDs. He also returns punts and has three return TDs. I don't persoanlly like players this small, but to each his own. He could end up being dangerous in the NFL. Projected to be a 5th round pick or later.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jalen-saunders?id=25437457 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jalen-saunders/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJevS7UtoI8jeff_janis.jpgJeff Janis is a Division ll standout. He is 6'3" 220lbs and over the last three years he dominated Division ll football with 246 catches for 4305 yards and 46 TDs. It's always hard to predict how a Division ll player will translate, but Janis is a touhg player, loves the game, and has a great work ethic. He has all the tools to succeed at the next level. Could be a real gem for someone. Currently projected to be a late round pick. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jeff-janis?id=2543750Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx3iUkmS8bUJN8A6826.jpgBrandon Coleman may be from Rutgers, but don't hold it against him. He is 6'6" 225lbs and he has shown the ability to use that size. he has good hands, body control, quickness and when he gets those long legs going he is a loooong strider with great speed. However he is very slender and does not always play to his size. He gets bullied by the tougher, bigger DBs. He really just needs to toughen up and add another 10lbs of muscle to his frame and he would probably be a great red zone weapon. In 38 career games and 26 starts at wide receiver, Coleman caught 92 receptions for 1,743 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is currently a late round prospect. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/brandon-coleman?id=25436427 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/brandon-coleman/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfXcHq_krjgnoel-grigsby.jpgChandler Jones is an undersized receiver out of San Jose State. He's just 5'9" 183lbs but he ran a 4.38 at his pro day. Over the last two seasons he has caught 133 passes for 2045 yards and 26 TDs. Jones is small with short arms and little hands, but he doesn't play like it. Very effective jitter bug type guy. Will be a slot receiver only. Prospect Page - http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/chandler-jones?id=25438561 Game Breakdown - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/chandler-jones-2/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKALmV3kBi4

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      I don’t have the link, but I’m really high on the WR from Vandy.  To put up the numbers he did in a primarily run first offense…with the QBs he’s had throwing to him is pretty impressive.  He may not be the fastest WR, but he seems to get open on a consistent basis.  Would love to see him in a Bucs uniform next season.

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      Tier Sixdorwart03.jpgQuincy Enunwa  6'2" 225lbs. Big bodies guy out of Nebraska. Doesn't have amazing hands, catches a lot of passes in the body, but he is a very physical player with good speed, size, and strength. He had 51 receptions for 753 yards and 12 TDs in 2013. He is a late round prospect that could go undrafted. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/quincy-enunwa?id=25438286 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/quincy-enunwa/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niheG9N9eWgbennie-fowler-stanford-rosejpg-0da12cbf728d3989.jpgBennie Fowler  6'1" 217lbs receiver out of Michigan State. Over the last two season he has caught 77 passes for 1146 yards and 10 TDs. Good size. Decent hands. Tough player. A bit of an under performer. A lot will depend on his work ethic/love of the game. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/bennie-fowler?id=25436121 Game Breakdown - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/bennie-fowler/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDPopFP7pGY6867148.jpgCody Hoffman out of BYU is very well put together at 6'4" 224lbs he is very much a Vincent Jackson clone. Unfortunately he doesn't consistently play like Jackson. He does show splashes of greatness and could probably be a top 5 receiver in this draft, but he doesn't appear to love the game. He doesn't seem to be dedicated and he doesn't play to his size. He struggles against press coverage and can't get separation. Not a tough football player. For those reasons, he is considered a late round prospect. Possibly even undrafted. Despite all of this, over his four seasons at BYU he has managed 260 receptions for 3612 yards and 33 TDs. If he ever wises up and fully dedicates himself as a professional, he could become a start #1 WR in the NFL. That's a big if though. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/cody-hoffman?id=25437009 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/cody-hoffman/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qesZYXrQPGkMNI+S+0928+BSUToledoFootball+014.jpgWillie Snead out of Ball State is 5'11" 195lbs and has huge hands. He isn't really amazing at anything, but he is pretty good at everything. Most likely an UDFA. Could make a really good slot. Under the radar guy that puts in the work and does it all well. Over the last two seasons he racked up 196 catches for 2664 yards and 24 TDs. Albeit that was versus 2nd rate competition, but impressive none the less. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/willie-snead?id=25435563 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/willie-snead/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8JCS751bAA52aa2d0d9f96d.image.jpgMatt Hazel is a small school stand out from Coastal Carolina. He is 6'1" 198lbs and plays with passion. He loves the game and it shows. He is only an average athlete but has outstanding body control and makes some really great circus catches. Probably needs to develop on a practice squad for a bit, but has a lot of potential and could be a solid contributor down the road. He had 131 catches for 1670 yards and 17 TDs over his final two seasons. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/matt-hazel?id=25437926 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/matt-hazel/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gteVywrqzPE20120902_PJC_SN4_027_27115834.jpgTevin Reese out of Baylor is only 5'10" 163lbs. He's had some i jury problems and is not a physical player. He'll actually slide or go out of bounds to avoid contact. Many people thought he might be the fastest player to come out of Baylor in recent years, but he ran a 4.46 at the combine. He plays much faster than that though, and his top times in the vert, broad, and 3 cone shows his explosiveness. He has very small hands but catches the ball surprisingly well. Excellent body control. Great ability to track the ball and go get it. Explosiveness is elite and makes him scary. If he can sit on a practice squad for a year or two and add some bulk to that frame, he could be dynamite. He's never gonna be a big guy, but if he could get up to 180-185lbs he'd have a real chance to do something in the NFL. Averaged about 50 catches, 1000 yards, and 8 TDs in all four years at Baylor.Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/Tevin-Reese?id=25436983 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/tevin-reese/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTCloVsqYUA[img]http://bcdownload.gannett.edgesuite.net/detroitfreep/35547428001/201310/3360/35547428001_2755873144001_umstill.jpg?pubId=35547428001[/img]Jeremy Gallon is a mighty might at 5'7" 185lbs. Projects as a slot receiver only. Lacks top end speed and gets run down from behind quite often. Doesn't pluck the ball, more of a body catcher. He is a strong little guy and plays hard, but he isn't overly athletic or quick. Had great production as a senior, but most of it came from bubble screens. He has a passion for the game and plays hard, but I'm not sure it will be enough for him to succeed at the next level. He is considered an UDFA. Did rack up 89 catches for 1373 yards and 9 TDs as a senior. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/jeremy-gallon?id=25438182 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/jeremy-gallon/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL5yu-MkoUwShaquelle+Evans+California+v+UCLA+0VJ2esEVo9zl.jpgShaquelle Evans is 6'1" 213lbs and played at UCLA. He managed 107 receptions for 1586 yards, and 12 TDs over the last two years. He is the type of guy that makes amazing catches look easy....and then drops the easy ones. His college production was pretty mediocre because he isn't consistent. He flashes some real ability, but seems to lack focus and when he has a drop, he tends to let it affect him for the rest of the game. He is considered a 7th round to UDFA type prospect. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/shaq-evans?id=25437613 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/shaquelle-evans/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9q_4gj0lTY248377.jpgAllen Hurns out of "The U" has good size at 6'1" 200lbs but he often shies away from contact. He isn't overly athletic, fast or quick. He does have good hands though and he managed to stand out in 2013 with 62 receptions for 1162 yards and 6 TDs despite having an awful QB. He is raw and could use a few years on a practice squad. Expected to go undrafted. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/allen-hurns?id=25438173 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/allen-hurns/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xBf-1VwigoPatton_Solomon_Florida_Gators_Football_100513_Bowie.jpgSolomon Patton is a speedy little guy at 5'8" 179lbs. Ran in the 4.3s. Not really much as a WR. A longshot to be a major contributor in the NFL, but he is a solid return man. His speed might get him drafted late, or he could be a solid pick up as an UDFA. The Bucs are rumored to have interest. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/solomon-patton?id=25437092 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/solomon-patton/Highlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mynl22EJB0140326-kain-colter-1635_ee16cd0d6440c3e2c9826db7649d0861.jpgKain Colter is an option QB out of Northwestern that split time at slot WR and RB. he is 5'10" 200lbs and quite an athlete. As a runner he is very elusive and while he lacks elite top end speed, he is very quick and strong and hard to take down. He is a smart player and that has a good understanding of the game due to his time as QB. He has natural hands that are huge for his height, and great body control. He threw for 18 TDs in college and score 32 more as a runner or receiver. Projects as a slot. Good character. Leadership qualities. Might be drafted in the 7th but more likely an UDFA. Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/kain-colter?id=2543742Game Breakdown - http://draftbreakdown.com/?s=kain+colterHighlights - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_I_eagtBpM

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      What’s your opinion on Jeremy gallon?

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      Thanks for posting

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      With Jeff Janis’ measurables and production, I expected there to be some story as to how he ended up at Saginaw Valley State but it doesn’t appear to be the case. I wonder why he didn’t end up at a bigger school.

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      With Jeff Janis' measurables and production, I expected there to be some story as to how he ended up at Saginaw Valley State but it doesn't appear to be the case. I wonder why he didn't end up at a bigger school.

      That's easy - tiny town in Michigan, played running back in HS (initially a WR but converted). Easy to miss, and the reputation of those smaller MI colleges is pretty strong within the state.

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      add Robert Herron, Josh Huff, Willie Snead, Bruce Ellington & Matt Hazel to the list

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      I went to watch Zach Mettenberg and all I saw was Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.  Very intrigue by Robinson PSU and Ellington.  Also Dri Archer in the slot looks scary as hell for defenses.

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      Thanks for taking the time to do this JDub.  Good stuff man.  This is such a good draft for recievers and I really hope we walk away with 2 or 3 of them.

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      If we took both LSU Wrs, I wouldn’t care. Although Beckham will probably go in round 1.

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      Dweeb.

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      Shaq Evans JD. The only other late round guy I like. Thanks for doing this thread.

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      If I missed any late round guys you would like to see on here, let me know.

      how about jeremy gallon? Thanks.

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      Willie Snead, Matt Hazel & Jon Krause

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      Jeremy Gallon is a mighty might at 5'7" 185lbs. Projects as a slot receiver only. Lacks top end speed and gets run down from behind quite often. Doesn't pluck the ball, more of a body catcher. He is a strong little guy and plays hard, but he isn't overly athletic or quick. Had great production as a senior, but most of it came from bubble screens. He has a passion for the game and plays hard, but I'm not sure it will be enough for him to succeed at the next level. He is considered an UDFA. Did rack up 89 catches for 1373 yards and 9 TDs as a senior.

      interesting, thought he was faster. Off the train.

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      Thank you for doing this thread , Jdud. You truly are a WR guru , and we could not do without your input on all these guys. Your track record speaks for itself, afterall :

      In the second round the Bucs select....Wide Reciever and kick returner Stedman Bailey from West Virginia. He stands 5'10" 200lbs and has amazing hands. He is a shifty cat like slot receiver, but he is so much more. He plays very physical and can line up on the outside as well. Has shown a knack for catching deep balls verse taller CBs. Very Steve Smith like. [/font]

      How can anyone not like what the see from Bailey? Dude is Steve Smith and Wes Welker combined!

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      this draft is deep for receivers man, there’s a lot of late round guys that i like, which is why i don’t think we need to take a guy like evans at 7, wouldn’t be upset if we did, just don’t think it to be necessary, would prefer to trade down and get more picks in the 2-4 round range, i’m a big fan of landry, huff, ellington, coleman, moncreif, latimer, d adams, p richardson, j matthews, and a few others, all of which can likely be had in that range

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      FB-vsNW03-2011.jpgJohn Brown  is another small school, late round prospect.  Slight build, short arms, small hands.  Another D II player.  Originally from Homestead.  Excellent production at powerhouse D II Pitt State school all 3 years he was there.  Experienced special teams returner.  Better at kick returns.  Looked good catching the ball with his hands at the combine.  Virtually nothing on youtube to make any kind of "game tape" analysis.  Excellent straight line speed, so-so change of direction.  Projected as 6th/7th round selection and I would definitely have him on our radar in the 7th depending on how we shake out at receiver earlier.  Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/John-Brown?id=25438470 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/john-brown/

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      Thank you for doing this thread , Jdud. You truly are a WR guru , and we could not do without your input on all these guys. Your track record speaks for itself, afterall :

      In the second round the Bucs select....Wide Reciever and kick returner Stedman Bailey from West Virginia. He stands 5'10" 200lbs and has amazing hands. He is a shifty cat like slot receiver, but he is so much more. He plays very physical and can line up on the outside as well. Has shown a knack for catching deep balls verse taller CBs. Very Steve Smith like. [/font]

      How can anyone not like what the see from Bailey? Dude is Steve Smith and Wes Welker combined!

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      Bro, your creepy internet stalking of JJ is reaching epic proportions.  I don't know where you find the energy.  sext.gif

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      Reminds me of 2010.Dez and Demaryius.Decker Brown Sanders Tate. Then you have the A Benn anomoly.

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      Hope we can stay away from the A Benn’s of this year.  Wonder who they’ll be???

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      I think Benjamin has allot of bust potential.  Seems his grade is based more on size and potential alone.

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      Tho they are bound to be a few busts, I feel injury will be a bigger factor in terms of which ones hit big. Thats why as much as i loved marquise lee before id probably go with one of the other wrs, especially in 1st. However if he starts fallin, he could end up being great value so long as his body holds up

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      Marquise Lee falls into the category of great college player who is probably not going to transition very well to pro ball. 3rd round grade I have on him so there is no way I would end up drafting him.

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      Out of that 2nd-3rd round clump of recievers my favorite is Jordan Matthews.  He isn’t great at any one thing, but he is good at everything.  Being kin to Jerry Rice doesn’t hurt.

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      Solid work you’ve put into this thread. Great job!

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      This thread is an excellent demonstration of how deep this draft is with wideouts. 

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      This thread is an excellent demonstration of how deep this draft is with wideouts.

      and why taking one at #7 puts a lot of pressure on that selection.  You HAVE to be right with this number of quality prospects if you take one that high.  Shit, you can be "right" and still look bad down the road. 

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      Jdub,Thanks for all your insight on Wr's...love it.  I think we definitely draft two.  After watching video of Telfords offense, we will definitely draft a jitterbug type that can also return kicks.  I absolutely agree with you about Landry (that's a football player).... 

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      Thinking all things through, I think 2 also.  One will be big and fast and one will be from a small school (and fast).

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      damn jdub, appreciate the work you put into this thread

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      Jarvis Landry in the 2nd and Chandler Jones in the 5th please.

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      damn jdub, appreciate the work you put into this thread

      Thanks man and no problem. I tried to stick to the general consensus of draft websites in my write ups and not inject too much of my own opinion. I think I started including more and more of my own opinion as I went on though. Just take the small write up as opinion. The links should help everyone form their own opinion though. I think more than anything this thread just shows how deep this draft class is at the receiver position. There are nearly 40 highlighted in this thread and there are still several more that are debatably draftable as well. I think we have a great opportunity to get 2 or even 3 WRs and quickly go from no depth to a very solid WR corps.

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      damn jdub, appreciate the work you put into this thread

      Thanks man and no problem. I tried to stick to the general consensus of draft websites in my write ups and not inject too much of my own opinion.  I think I started including more and more of my own opinion as I went on though. Just take the small write up as opinion. The links should help everyone form their own opinion though. I think more than anything this thread just shows how deep this draft class is at the receiver position. There are nearly 40 highlighted in this thread and there are still several more that are debatably draftable as well. I think we have a great opportunity to get 2 or even 3 WRs and quickly go from no depth to a very solid WR corps.

      Doesn't bother me - you watch a lot of football, thus can make apt comparisons and generally solid predictions about a college player's chance at succeeding in the NFLand there's obviously no agenda here - so I trust your comments, even with your hint of subjectivitysome goons read your posts as prophecy, and I find that laughableIts football.  Things as small as a conflict with a position coach, a minor injury, problems in the personal life are all unpredictable things that can have big effects during the small window of opportunity these guys have in "making it"For a football discussion board though, these kinds of posts are gold, we all owe you a beer, keep it up dude

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      Well thank you bro. I appreciate that.

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      Just a heads up to everyone, I rearranged this thread. All the WRs have been grouped into tiers and posted at the very top of page one. This will make it easier to find who you are looking for without scrolling through several pages of posts, and it will make it easier for me to add more prospects. Thanks.

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      I hope we walk away form this draft with 2 receivers

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      Whatever happened to Austin Franklin?Coolest thread ever BTW!!

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      Great research on this. Hope the Bucs go shopping on the top shelf.

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      Its funny I hadnt realized paul richardson had such small hands, but your right, 8 7/8 same as dri archers. I guess because he looks like such a natural hands catcher on tape I hadnt even bothered to check the size out. Anyone know about the pro track record for WRs with smaller than 9 inch hands? I still love him, he really is djax 2.0. Not sure why jdub has questions about his acceleration, from what I saw the kid seems to have one gear and its explosive.

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      Good job Jdouble.

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      Its funny I hadnt realized paul richardson had such small hands, but your right, 8 7/8 same as dri archers. I guess because he looks like such a natural hands catcher on tape I hadnt even bothered to check the size out. Anyone know about the pro track record for WRs with smaller than 9 inch hands? I still love him, he really is djax 2.0. Not sure why jdub has questions about his acceleration, from what I saw the kid seems to have one gear and its explosive.

      It might be more lazy routes or lack of consistent effort, rather than his acceleration... but I just don't see him get separation consistently. Just can't get open and disappears for stretches. Then he'll look like DeSean Jackson and score a 70 yard TD all the sudden.

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      Its funny I hadnt realized paul richardson had such small hands, but your right, 8 7/8 same as dri archers. I guess because he looks like such a natural hands catcher on tape I hadnt even bothered to check the size out. Anyone know about the pro track record for WRs with smaller than 9 inch hands? I still love him, he really is djax 2.0. Not sure why jdub has questions about his acceleration, from what I saw the kid seems to have one gear and its explosive.

      It might be more lazy routes or lack of consistent effort, rather than his acceleration... but I just don't see him get separation consistently. Just can't get open and disappears for stretches. Then he'll look like DeSean Jackson and score a 70 yard TD all the sudden.

      He had some monster games tho, especially early in the season. Colorado had a terrible season in the win/loss column, so maybe u have to question the coaching staff and their ability to scheme him open once defenses began clamping down on him by the 3rd game (back-to-back 10+ catch 200+ yards will usually do that).Also Im not sure even djax was djax strait outta college, so theres a good chance withn some coaching and development he could be more consistent. Not  gonna lie I really want the bucs to grab him if hes there for pick 69, tho I have serious doubts as to whether he will last that long.

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      Jordan Matthews is going to be great IMO. He will probably start out slow the first few years like TO did but once he fills out his frame he is going to be a monster by my estimation. He is easily my 2nd best WR behind Evans. As much as I want to like Sammy Watkins I just dont.

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      Thanks for gathering and organizing, JDub.  I think i’m going to jump on the Allen Robinson bandwagon, as I don’t see us getting one of the 1st round WR without trading down.  I think it will be Aaron Donald or a QB in the first.  I wouldn’t mind Allen Robinson, then a shifty little slot guy like the kid from Tulane in the 5th.

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      Jordan Matthews is going to be great IMO.  He is easily my 2nd best WR behind Evans. As much as I want to like Sammy Watkins I just dont.

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      Thats soooo funny. Unfortunately for you I always get the last laugh!!!Cant wait to see your little midget crush boy flop DJ. I take Evans and Matthews for the next 5 years and you take Sammy and OBJ. I will be fantasy champ and you will be the chump.

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        Landing this guy would upgrade both the return game and slot receiver immediately, with potential to replace Vincent Jackson down the road…  http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-player-interviews/0ap2000000339563/Cooks-Whoever-drafts-me-is-getting-a-No-1-receiver

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      I have my favorites, but honestly out of the 40 prospects I listed in this thread…..there are only about 5 that I don’t like. I think I’ll be pretty happy with whoever we get. I’m just hoping we don’t settle for one. I’m hoping we can grab a 2nd or even a 3rd WR in the latter part of this draft.

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      Which 5 don’t you like?

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          JDub, you got this research thing down to a science. Great job!!

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      Which 5 don't you like?

      Lol. You trying to make trouble man!  ;)There are a few guys I don't want at all, like Mike Davis or some of the late round guys that I just don't think have NFL talent. There are a few guys that I like, but think are way overhyped and don't want them as early as they are projected....like Martavis Bryant, Kelvin Benjamin, MonCrief, and Evans. I think for me, the best value guys are Jarvis Landry in the 3rd. Josh Huff, Kevin Norwood, and Ryan Grant in the 4th or later. Then Willie Snead and Matt Hazel late or undrafted. But those are just my favorites that I'm hoping for. We could randomly pick 2 or 3 names from the list and I'd be pretty happy.

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      No Allen Hurns?

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      No Allen Hurns?

      Not cute enough...

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      I’ve been told by a couple of people that Jordan Matthews is going to be a stud in the NFL. I’ve never seen him play, I only know there were some questions about his athleticism going into the combine, but he tested well.

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      I've been told by a couple of people that Jordan Matthews is going to be a stud in the NFL. I've never seen him play, I only know there were some questions about his athleticism going into the combine, but he tested well.

      Every year there is a WR taken outside of the 1st round that ends up being a great #1 WR in the NFL and people look back and say "how the hell did he not get taken in the 1st round!?". I think Jordan Matthews, Allen Robinson, and Davante Adams all have a very good chance of being that guy. All three have great size and talent, yet all three are expected to 2nd or 3rd round picks. Would love to see the Bucs trade back in the 2nd round and get one of them.

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      I've been told by a couple of people that Jordan Matthews is going to be a stud in the NFL. I've never seen him play, I only know there were some questions about his athleticism going into the combine, but he tested well.

      He is fun to watch. Has a great stride. I'd be cool with him as our 2nd rounder.

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      Heard an interview with Matthews…  Confident and smart.  I'd love the pick in the second.

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      He would be a very nice fit…

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      Great post! Kenny Shaw from FSU could be a decent FA pick-up. He has great hands.

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      Added Allen Hurns and Tevin Reese.

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      I've been told by a couple of people that Jordan Matthews is going to be a stud in the NFL. I've never seen him play, I only know there were some questions about his athleticism going into the combine, but he tested well.

      Every year there is a WR taken outside of the 1st round that ends up being a great #1 WR in the NFL and people look back and say "how the hell did he not get taken in the 1st round!?". I think Jordan Matthews, Allen Robinson, and Davante Adams all have a very good chance of being that guy. All three have great size and talent, yet all three are expected to 2nd or 3rd round picks. Would love to see the Bucs trade back in the 2nd round and get one of them.

      i think Mathews and Adams are more #2s but nothing wrong with that if they are productive. Dont know enough about Robinson to make an opinion on his ceiling.  Despite what a lot here think of Adams from the PR mock thread, I think he’s a solid 2nd round prospect.  I like Mathews even better.

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      What about the guy from Louisville?

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      I wonder if Jerry Rice will “help” the WRs on the team that drafts Mathews.  Ie. workouts, training, advice….

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      What about the guy from Louisville?

      Teddy isn't the kind of guy you would want to convert to WR...

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      Lol. Zing!

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      What about the guy from Louisville?

      Teddy isn't the kind of guy you would want to convert to WR...

      thats what I’d do with him. 

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      Great post! Kenny Shaw from FSU could be a decent FA pick-up. He has great hands.

      im really hoping we can pick Shaw up in the 7th or as a FA. great hands and route running. only problem is his slight framemy favorite WRs2nd-3rd rnd guysAllen RobinsonJordan matthewsDonte MoncriefJarvis LandryLater roundsJosh HuffDevin Street

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      I didn’t include Kenny Shaw because nobody has him ranked anywhere near draftable. He is not even listed on most sites, and when he is he is ranked around 90th at the receiver position. He will almost certainly be available as an UDFA. I think your guys’ FSU homerism is showing. ;)

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      OBJ trying to out do Manziel with his dunks. Crazy to see these 5’11” guys throw it down with ease. http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/post/_/id/10813367/better-dunker-beckham-jr-manziel

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      Beckham is a straight baller. Crazy to see him do that at his height.

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      I've been told by a couple of people that Jordan Matthews is going to be a stud in the NFL. I've never seen him play, I only know there were some questions about his athleticism going into the combine, but he tested well.

      Every year there is a WR taken outside of the 1st round that ends up being a great #1 WR in the NFL and people look back and say "how the hell did he not get taken in the 1st round!?". I think Jordan Matthews, Allen Robinson, and Davante Adams all have a very good chance of being that guy. All three have great size and talent, yet all three are expected to 2nd or 3rd round picks. Would love to see the Bucs trade back in the 2nd round and get one of them.

      I think the world of Matthews, but the more I consider him the less sure I am that he can be a #1 in the pros. More like a very good #2. Which isn't a bad thing at the right spot. Like all 3 depending on pick #.

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      LOL @ Jdud still thinking Manziel can dunk on a 10 foot rim.johnnyroundball_medium.gif

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      Yeah, I don’t think Manziel is dunking on a 10 foot hoop, though I’m confident he can dunk the ball. I’m not as impressed with 5’11” guys dunking, though. It’s certainly athletic, but far from freak athleticism, which is what these guys mostly show in other ways.

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      Definitely not 10ft.

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      Yeah, I don't think Manziel is dunking on a 10 foot hoop, though I'm confident he can dunk the ball. I'm not as impressed with 5'11" guys dunking, though. It's certainly athletic, but far from freak athleticism, which is what these guys mostly show in other ways.

      same, I think its expected. I could touch rim as a 10th grader at 5'5".  Thats probably proportional to dunking at 5'11" all division one skill position athletes can probably dunk at 5'11"

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      http://www.chatsports.com/tampa-bay-buccaneers/a/Donte-Moncrief-visits-the-Tampa-Bay-Buccaneers-who-need-a-receiver-2-9706504

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      http://www.chatsports.com/tampa-bay-buccaneers/a/Donte-Moncrief-visits-the-Tampa-Bay-Buccaneers-who-need-a-receiver-2-9706504

      Nice!  :D

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      Late risers are usually media nonsense or smoke & mirrors, but sometimes it can be the herd of media sheep getting it right and correcting themselves the closer we get to the draft. So take this for what it is, but wide receivers Cody Latimer, Donte Moncrief, and Davante Adams were all graded as 4th to 5th round prospects all off season, but are all now being talked about as 2nd round or even late 1st round options. 

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      Late risers are usually media nonsense or smoke & mirrors, but sometimes it can be the herd of media sheep getting it right and correcting themselves the closer we get to the draft. So take this for what it is, but wide receivers Cody Latimer, Donte Moncrief, and Davante Adams were all graded as 4th to 5th round prospects all off season, but are all now being talked about as 2nd round or even late 1st round options.

      I would say that most of the "late risers" or "fallers" are basically media catching up to the NFL. I think there are probably a small subset of players where questions are cleared up - either due to a workout (speed/lack of speed) - that raises or lowers a grade. Another factor is the greater involvement of coaches in the process (coaching power over personnel decisions). These guys, almost by definition, are late to the process so their attitudes about players can reset the CW.

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      Goods stuff on this WR crop from Greg Cosell. http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/videos/videos/Film-Room-Finishing-Up-The-Drafts-Top-WRs/34e90fa8-5c66-43a6-8b99-b663dfaa1550

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      I've been told by a couple of people that Jordan Matthews is going to be a stud in the NFL. I've never seen him play, I only know there were some questions about his athleticism going into the combine, but he tested well.

      Every year there is a WR taken outside of the 1st round that ends up being a great #1 WR in the NFL and people look back and say "how the hell did he not get taken in the 1st round!?". I think Jordan Matthews, Allen Robinson, and Davante Adams all have a very good chance of being that guy. All three have great size and talent, yet all three are expected to 2nd or 3rd round picks. Would love to see the Bucs trade back in the 2nd round and get one of them.

      I think the world of Matthews, but the more I consider him the less sure I am that he can be a #1 in the pros. More like a very good #2. Which isn't a bad thing at the right spot. Like all 3 depending on pick #.

      I agree. Mathews has the potential to fill out his frame and become a no.1 WR but at the moment I see him as a solid no.2. He just hasnt developed physically yet. Would be an ideal pick in round two. I have done a few mocks where I end up with Evans - Mathews 1-2. If we want to win now, giving McCown weapons is the way to go.

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      Matthews is the only SeniorWR that’s projected in the first two rounds…Great interview with him on Sirius a while back.    He will be great.

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      Been watching a lot of Jeff Janis over the past week. I really like this guy. Projected to be a 5th to 7th round pick and would be an absolute steal. I know he played at a small school with low level competition, but I’ll be surprised if he actually makes it to the 5th round. There is just too much potential and production there. He has the size, quickness, long speed, work ethic, overall athleticism and burst, hands and body control to be great. His one knock is small hands. They are just barely over 9″ which is small for a WR. Especially a 6’3″ 220lbs WR…..but it sure didn’t stop him from being amazing in college over the last three years. Hope to see this kid in Tampa.Also, if we don't get Jarvis Landry I will be disappointed.....but Jared Abbrederis would ease the pain. He's a very similar player to Jarvis. I either guy would play mostly slot, have 70+ receptions a year, and convert a butt load of 3rd downs. Fingers crossed.

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      I thought this was a good read on wideouts.    If you want… If you can cope with…http://miketanier.sportsonearthblog.com/first-round-wide-receivers-101/First-Round Wide Receivers 101This year’s wide receiver draft class has the potential to be the best since 1996, and perhaps even better.Don’t remember 1996? Perhaps names like Keyshawn Johnson, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens, Eric Moulds, Amani Toomer, Terry Glenn, and Joe Horn ring a bell. The current crop of Sammy Watkins, Marqise Lee, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Allen Robinson, Brandin Cooks, Kelvin Benjamin, and others has the talent to one day stand toe-to-toe with that group of superstars.The 2014 rookie class has something for everyone: huge receivers, burners, route technicians, tough guys, all-around performers, and athletic freaks with a lot to learn. And that is just skimming the cream from the top. Just as Owens Horn, and other fine receivers (Bobby Engram, Patrick Jeffers, return ace Jermaine Lewis) left the board in later rounds in 1996, players like Jarvis Landry, Donte Moncrief, Jordan Matthews, Jared Abbrederis and others could be destined to go from the second or third day of the draft to future Pro Bowls.If we tried to provide even a thumbnail scouting report on every receiver with starter potential in the 2014 draft class, this article would be 14,000 words long. Heaven knows I am game for that, but you are busy: a sorting-out of the likely first rounders will do as we round the pre-draft home stretch. And that’s what guest star Russ Lande and I are here to provide: a field guide for classifying and evaluating a bumper crop of diverse, exciting, difference-making young wide receivers.Here’s how to differentiate the top prospects from the other top prospects:If you want: Great speed, fine route running, excellent instincts, great snatch-it skills on off-target passes, exceptional after-the-catch ability, dependability, versatility, and pretty good blocking.And you are willing to cope with: spending a top-ten pick on a receiver who is neither 6-foot-4 nor a track champion.You should draft: Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson (6-foot-1, 210 pounds, 4.43 seconds)Watkins is not the tallest, fastest, or even most polished receiver in the draft, but he is the best all-around receiver and possibly the safest pick in the draft. Watkins’ bombs and screen-and-go touchdowns made the highlight reels, but his quieter skills separate him from the pack. Watkins gobbles up errant passes, sits in the grooves of zone coverage, and has done enough as a blocker over the years to let teammates De’Andre Hopkins and Martavius Bryant share some glory. Watkins’ downside is a 70-catch all-purpose receiver. His upside is stratospheric.Russ Lande’s Take: Although Watkins will need to get used to running all the routes in the route tree and is not the huge receiver NFL teams seem to be drooling over these days, he has a unique skill that separates him from every other receiver in the draft. Most receivers, even those already in the NFL, have rely on their athleticism, elusiveness and speed to make big plays after the catch, which means that they do not break tackles consistently. While Watkins is not the best receiver I have ever evaluated, he is by far and away the most aggressive running after the catch and consistently shows a rare ability/willingness to get his shoulders down to make himself a smaller target. He keeps his balance against hard hits and runs through attempted tackles to always gain yards after contact. When he has the ball in his hands he runs much more like a running back than a receiver. This will allow him to maintain his great production running after the catch in the NFL.If you want: Elite speed and fluidity, great “boundary” receiving chops, excellent return skill.And you are willing to cope with: Dropped passes, rudimentary between-the-numbers receiving ability.You should draft: Odell Beckham, WR, LSU (5-foot-11, 198 pounds, 4.43 forty).Beckham should be the first choice for any team looking to build its own Mike Wallace or Desean Jackson, with all the speed and none of the baggage. Beckham has wheels, and he knows how to use them to set up defenders for comeback routes or create space with double moves. Beckham’s hands are a work in progress and he should not be the first choice to run a 12-yard crossing route between two safeties on 3rd-and-11, but he has skills that cannot be coached.Russ Lande’s Take: No NFL team will be drafting Beckham because he is the most polished receiver or never drops a pass, but his ability to consistently change games with the ball in his hands is why I expect him to be a first round pick. Although he will drop an occasional pass that he should easily grab, he does not do it often and makes highlight reel catches seem routine.What makes me, along with many scouts, get most excited about Beckham is his ability to tuck the ball away, explode up the field after the catch, and make dynamic plays when he has space to work with. Naturally instinctive running with the ball, Beckham follows blockers well, explodes through creases, has the wiggle to make tacklers miss and has the speed to out-run defenders who have the angle on him. As with most receivers, he will likely have an up-and-down rookie season as a receiver, but he will make some big plays as both a receiver and returner, which is what makes him so enticing.If you want: Excellent size, the ability to reach for bad passes and catch in a crowd, great instincts for helping a scrambling quarterback.And you are willing to cope with: Temperamental behavior, a route tree like a cellphone tower, field speed that’s a hair below his track speed.You should draft: Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M (6-foot-5, 231 pounds, 4.53 forty).Life with Johnny Manziel taught Evans a few things about getting open after a play breaks down and clutching for “I can’t believe he tried to throw that” passes. Evans’ emotions get the best of him at times, and he is no nifty route runner, but he makes an ideal big-play threat for any team whose young quarterback’s mind is still catching up to his arm and legs.Russ Lande’s Take: In the first few games evaluating Evans and Manziel, I had concerns about whether Evans’ lack of elite burst and speed would keep him from maintaining his level of production in the NFL. However, after watching his Calvin Johnson-type performance against Auburn (11 catches for 287 yards and 4 touchdowns), I have no doubt that Evans will be a highly productive receiver at the next level.Will he be able to get separation from the top cornerbacks? Not consistently, in my opinion. But what people often don’t differentiate is a receiver’s size from how he uses it. Evans does an excellent job of using his body to shield and hands and strength to create a little space. He has rare skills to make catches with a defender draped all over him. I do not expect him to produce as many long plays as he did in college, or as Calvin Johnson does, because Evans lacks that elite speed. But he will catch a ton of passes and should be one of the best red zone receivers in the NFL from day one.If you want: Short-catch and yards-after-catch capability, good release skills off the line of scrimmage, lots of college production and experience.And you are willing to cope with: Concentration drops on deep throws, some route-running brain cramps, measurables that don’t quite measure up.You should draft: Marqise Lee, WR, USC (6-foot-0, 192 pounds, 4.53).Lee looked like a top-10 pick after 119 receptions in 2012 but fell off due to injuries and a quarterback change in 2013 and is lost in the shuffle of bigger-faster specimens who had better seasons. Lee excels at slants, drags, and other shorter routes, using quickness and fluidity to beat his defender off the line and crafty moves to pick up open-field yardage. He is a West Coast Offense receiver in a league that is burying the West Coast under a new layer of genetic code, but there are still plenty of roles for a dependable underneath target.Russ Lande’s Take: If the 2012 and 2013 seasons were switched, I believe that Lee would be a lock to be the first receiver selected in the draft, but now there are questions about his ability to stay healthy and maintain his production in the NFL.NFL personnel have told me three things that have me convinced that Lee will become an elite NFL receiver. First, few players so highly regarded would have shown the toughness and team commitment to battle through the painful injuries that Lee dealt with in 2013 to stay on the field; instead, they would have shut it down and prepare for their NFL career. His toughness fighting through the pain, in the UCLA game for example, shows how he will deal with being hurt when in the NFL. Second, several insiders told me at the NFL Combine that while many receivers ran good routes, Lee’s were so sharp, precise and explosive that he was clearly on another level.Finally, NFL people were shocked at how physical a player Lee was. He constantly battled through cornerback jams, maintained his stem versus physical coverage and was able to block defenders out of plays with shocking ease. I have a sneaky feeling that three years from now; we will look back and wonder why Lee did not go higher in the draft because he will be the most productive receiver selected in this year’s draft.If you want: Scary speed, great screen-and-go capability, scrappy toughness when catching in crowds, electrifying return potentialAnd you are willing to cope with: A small, skinny frame, remedial route running skills.You should draft: Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (5-foot-10, 189, 4.33 forty). Cooks has two separate and usually unrelated skills. He is blurry fast, making him a deadly bomb-screen-reverse-return threat. He is also feisty when battling for passes in traffic, making him useful in the red zone and over the middle. Cooks is small and more willing than able as a blocker, and Oregon State did not bother him to master too many complexities when he was outrunning the opponent’s booster bus, but any team can find a use for either of his best assets, let alone both of them.Russ Lande’s Take: Receivers/returners with top level explosiveness, speed and elusiveness are prioritized by NFL teams because they can change games and win the field position battle single handedly. However, the question that seems to come up whenever I talk to NFL people about what I saw on tape is “why do I not see that explosiveness all the time?” For a player who flashes the ability to get away from coverage so easily, too often Cooks does not explode out of cuts and cornerbacks who lacks his speed are able to stay right on his hip.In terms of size, people have been saying he is tiny, but that is not the case. Although he is not a thickly built receiver, at 5’10 he has enough height and just needs to add some bulk to withstand the pound he will take in the NFL. Cooks ceiling is Desean Jackson, but I could just as easily see him being Donnie Avery, which is why I would not take him in the first round.If you want: Burly size, surprising niftiness, good hands, tremendous upside.And you are willing to cope with: Ordinary deep speed, stiff route running, hot-and-cold intensity.You should draft: Allen Robinson (6-foot-3, 220 pounds, 4.60 forty).Robinson is an old-school possession receiver. He can snap off short routes, shield defenders from the ball with his body, and haul in the ball. Once he turns upfield, he mixes power with surprising elusiveness for a player his size. Robinson has the tools to be a top blocker and end zone target, but he can be excellent in one game but passive in the next (see the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game, when Robinson kept letting defenders push him around in the end zone). Any coaching staff that improves Robinson’s consistency gets a Pro Bowl receiver as a reward.Russ Lande’s Take: When I think about underrated players in this year’s draft, Robinson is one of the first players that come to mind. Other than inconsistent on-field intensity/aggressiveness, I believe he possesses the talent to be a high-impact, big-play receiver in the NFL.When he maintains his focus and competes at a high level, Robinson runs strong, precise routes and is an excellent blocker. Deceptively quick out of cuts when running good routes, Robinson gets separation on all types of routes. He is never going to be a receiver who consistently gets wide open on deep routes or out-runs angles to score long touchdowns with just his speed.Most impressive to me is Robinson’s consistent ability to run aggressively with the ball after the catch, to run through hits and break tackles to turn short passes into big plays. I believe Robinson compares well to Anquan Boldin and that Robinson can be that productive in the NFL.If you want: Ridiculous size and athletic potential, rough-and-ready blocking.And you are willing to cope with: Complete NFL un-readiness.You should draft: Kelvin Benjamin (6-foot-5, 240 pounds, 4.61 forty).Willing to spend a year or two developing a player with the potential to become a cross between Plaxico Burress and Jimmy Graham? Benjamin has size and agility, and he blocks well enough to play a Hines Ward role. Benjamin’s drops come in bunches, he only runs a few routes very well (skinny post and skinnier post), and he can be seen standing around in inexperienced confusion during many Jameis Winston scrambles, but the redshirt sophomore is still learning the subtleties. Benjamin can catch three touchdowns and drop three bombs in the same game (watch the Florida tape), but that is far better than catching zero touchdowns and getting open zero times. Benjamin has dropped out of many first-round discussions, but the teams drafting late can afford to wait on this kind of upside.Russ Lande’s Take: Of all the players who may be selected in the first round, Benjamin has the biggest chance of being a bust. No one will question that he has a rare combination of extraordinary size, strength and athleticism, but he does not play like an elite talent consistently. His up-and-down effort running routes, fighting through physical coverage, blocking, running after the catch and competing when plays are to the other side of the field are the main reasons why I believe he will be inconsistent in the NFL.Benjamin has the physical talent to challenge Mike Evans for best physical specimen among the big receivers, but the more I see of him the more I am reminded of Jonathan Baldwin, a first round pick of the Chiefs and has never become a contributing NFL receiver because of the same issues Benjamin has.

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      Been watching a lot of Jeff Janis over the past week. I really like this guy. Projected to be a 5th to 7th round pick and would be an absolute steal. I know he played at a small school with low level competition, but I'll be surprised if he actually makes it to the 5th round. There is just too much potential and production there. He has the size, quickness, long speed, work ethic, overall athleticism and burst, hands and body control to be great. His one knock is small hands. They are just barely over 9" which is small for a WR. Especially a 6'3" 220lbs WR.....but it sure didn't stop him from being amazing in college over the last three years. Hope to see this kid in Tampa.Also, if we don't get Jarvis Landry I will be disappointed.....but Jared Abbrederis would ease the pain. He's a very similar player to Jarvis. I either guy would play mostly slot, have 70+ receptions a year, and convert a butt load of 3rd downs. Fingers crossed.

      Path to the Draft talked about him the other day - knock on him is that he didn't really rise to the challenge at the Senior Bowl. Not abnormal for a small school kid, but something you'd like to see.

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      I have Odell Beckum who looks like the most polished WR with the best hands in this draft class. IMO he is a day 1 starter and day 1 impact guy. I have Marquise lee as a guy who has instant impact potential. When i watch Lee i see a good route runner who is just silky smooth. I’d take either guy early in the second or late in the 3rd. I know everyone loves Sammy Watkins but I’d consider Beckum over him.

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      Bucny wins.

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      I have Odell Beckum who looks like the most polished WR with the best hands in this draft class. IMO he is a day 1 starter and day 1 impact guy. I have Marquise lee as a guy who has instant impact potential. When i watch Lee i see a good route runner who is just silky smooth. I'd take either guy early in the second or late in the 3rd. I know everyone loves Sammy Watkins but I'd consider Beckum over him.

      I agree with everything except considering Beckham over Watkins.  Also don't really understand where you say you would take them in the second or third, as both will be first round picks, i'd trade back into the middle of the first and take either one though, big fan of both guys.

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      Beckham did not have the best hands on his college team.

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      Beckham did not have the best hands on his college team.

      Agree, must've missed that before, I do think beckham is an instant impact guy but he definitely does not have the best hands in this class, I can think of quite a few guys with better hands in this class

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      I think OBJ has the most potential of any WR in this draft….but I would disagree with the idea that he is polished or that he has the best hands in the draft. The way he moves sometimes reminds me of deion Sanders or even Barry Sanders. He flashes amazing abilities and he is an outstanding returner. I think he’ll be a bit disappointing as a receiver in year one though. To me he needs to put in some work to perfect his craft. If he was as polished as his teammate Jarvis Landry….he would be the #1 WR on my board.

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      All that said, if we are absolutely dead set on a WR in the 1st round, I would take OBJ over Evans.

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      All that said, if we are absolutely dead set on a WR in the 1st round, I would take OBJ over Evans.

      Everyone is high on Evans but as great as he is at the got route, i don't see him as a even good route runner. Besides we already have a VJax so why draft another one. When i look at guys in the draft i try not to make it to complicated. When i watch OBJ, i see a guy who looks like a NFL receiver.

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      Holy Shlt Jdud agrees with me on OBJ….hmmmm….  Ok time to reevaluate...

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      All that said, if we are absolutely dead set on a WR in the 1st round, I would take OBJ over Evans.

      Everyone is high on Evans but as great as he is at the got route, i don't see him as a even good route runner. Besides we already have a VJax so why draft another one. When i look at guys in the draft i try not to make it to complicated. When i watch OBJ, i see a guy who looks like a NFL receiver.

      Yeah. I don't want either at #7 to be honest, but in a scenario where we can't trade back and are dead set on a WR....I'd take OBJ. Like I said before, I think he'll be a little disappointing in year one because he needs to become a more polished receiver, but think he'd earn his keep as retruner and make enough big plays as a receiver to be exciting. In the long run though, I think he can be the best WR from this very deep WR class.

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      In a trade down scenario would rather have Cooks than Beckham. 

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      Check out this new highlight for Brandin Cooks. It’s over 7 minutes long but well worth the watch. Certainly got me hyped. Love this kid. The play at 2:23 has saying WHAT?!?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYr5OLsZDps

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      In a trade down scenario would rather have Cooks than Beckham.

      +1 like Cooks better. Talk about speed in space!

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      I don’t think they are great value at #7….but if we trade back and are picking in the 15-20 range then both Cooks and OBJ would likely be the highest graded players and fit our biggest need as well….which is ideal value.

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      just wanted this post towards the top…

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      Man..Cody Hoffman looks the part..and made some plays in college for sure..like to see a late round flyer on him…

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      Hoffman definitely has the ability to be great. He reminds me a bit of Alshon Jeffery. But he has been lazy and inconsistent in college. His work ethic and love for the game are big question marks, which is why he is a late round prospect and not a top 100 prospect. If the light comes on for him, he could be the steal of the draft. It’s hard to get too excited about guys that don’t have the fire in their belly though.

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      FB-vsNW03-2011.jpgJohn Brown  is another small school, late round prospect.  Slight build, short arms, small hands.  Another D II player.  Originally from Homestead.  Excellent production at powerhouse D II Pitt State school all 3 years he was there.  Experienced special teams returner.  Better at kick returns.  Looked good catching the ball with his hands at the combine.  Virtually nothing on youtube to make any kind of "game tape" analysis.  Excellent straight line speed, so-so change of direction.  Projected as 6th/7th round selection and I would definitely have him on our radar in the 7th depending on how we shake out at receiver earlier.  Combine Page - http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/John-Brown?id=25438470 Game Breakdowns - http://draftbreakdown.com/players/john-brown/

      You called it bro. He wasn't even on my radar and yet he went in the 2nd round and has been outstanding. Good call.

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      Cooks or Beckham?  Gotta eat some crow and take Beckham after the fact, but Cooks is a pretty nice consolation.

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      Cooks or Beckham?  Gotta eat some crow and take Beckham after the fact, but Cooks is a pretty nice consolation.

      Told ya so ...

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      Cooks or Beckham?  Gotta eat some crow and take Beckham after the fact, but Cooks is a pretty nice consolation.

      Told ya so ...

      I suppose if I threw shi- against the wall I would be correct 1 out of thousand times...

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