NFL Draft Wide Receiver Class Extremely Deep

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Published: April 22, 2012

NFL Draft WR Class Extremely DeepNFL Draft WR Prospects

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks this years wide receiver core is elite. SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline stated today that he believes the 2012 WR class is perhaps the deepest position in the 2012 draft. “I’ve got 41 receivers with draftable grades, and typically you’re only looking at about 31 to 33 that get drafted,” Pauline said. “You’ll be able to get some really good receivers in rounds two, three, even four and five. But the best you’ll get in that range is a No. 2 guy.” This factor could push top-rated receivers Michael Floyd and Kendall Wright down the board some.

So aside from the ones you know, lets take a look at a few mid round prospects.

 

 


Justin Blackmon

Oklahoma_State_Cowboys

Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State
Height 6-1. Weight: 207
40 Time: 4.45. Bench: 14

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 121 1522 13 67 18
2010 111 1782 16 81 20
2009 20 260 13 32 2

 

 


Michael Floyd

Notre Dame

Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
Height: 6-3. Weight:: 220
40 Time: 4.47. 10-Yd: 1.57

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 100 1147 12 56 9
2010 79 1025 13 80 12
2009 44 795 18 88 9

 

 


Kendall Wright

Baylor

Kendall Wright, Baylor
Height: 5-10. Weight: 196.
40 Time: 4.61

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 108 1663 15 87 14
2010 78 952 12 62 7
2009 66 740 11 59 4
2008 50 649 13 55 5

 

 


Stephen Hill

Georgia Tech

Stephen Hil Georgia Tech
Height: 6-4. Weight: 215
40 Time: 4.36. 10-Yd Split: 1.20

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 28 820 29 82 5
2010 15 291 19 79 3
2009 6 137 23 53 1

 

 


Alshon Jeffery

South Carolina

Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
Height: 6-3. Weight: 216
40 Time: 4.48

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 49 762 16 78 8
2010 88 1517 17 72 9
2009 46 763 17 80 6

 

 


Rueben Randle

LSU

Rueben Randle, LSU
Height: 6-3. Weight: 210
40 Time: 4.55

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 53 917 17 59 8
2010 33 544 17 75 3
2009 11 173 16 31 2

 

 


Mohamed Sanu

Rutgers

Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers
Height: 6-2. Weight: 211
40 Time: 4.67

Career Receving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 115 1206 11 32 7
2010 44 418 9.5 29 2
2009 51 639 13 62 3

 

 


Juron Criner

Arizona Wildcats
Juron Criner, Arizona
Height: 6-3. Weight: 224
40 Time: 4.68

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 75 956 13 48 11
2010 82 1233 15 85 11
2009 45 582 13 71 9
2008 7 88 13 28 1

 

 


Marvin Jones

Cal

Marvin Jones, California
Height: 6-2. Weight: 199
40 Time: 4.46. 10-Yd Split: 1.57

Career Receiving Rushing
SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2011 62 846 14 51 3
2010 50 765 15 62 4
2009 43 651 15 43 6
2008 1 8 8 8 0
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Other Great Prospects

  •  Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 192
  • Nick Toon, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 215
  • Marvin McNutt, Iowa
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 216
  • Chris Givens, Wake Forest
    Height: 5-11. Weight: 198
  • Brian Quick, Appalachian State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 220
  • Joe Adams, Arkansas
    Height: 5-11 Weight: 179
  • Dwight Jones. North Carolina
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 230
  • Tommy Streeter, Miami (Fla.)
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 219
  • A.J. Jenkins, Illinois
    Height: 6-0. Weight: 190


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Discussion2 Comments

  1. John says:

    You don’t have a lot of updated 40 Times. Sanu ran a 4.41 and 4.48 at his pro day and Wright ran a 4.41 and 4.46. people keep forgetting things like that. Scouts also said Randle and Sanu were stutter stepping out of the blocks at the Combine which hurt their time. They are both faster than they ran at the combine.

    • Jody Smith says:

      That’s a fair point John, but often with Pro Days there are different surfaces, wind, and other conditions that can help or hinder a time. We chose to simplify things by using the officially listed times at the Combine, where all players were on even ground. Sometimes we will reference and updated Pro Day if it’s something significant. Thanks for your comment.

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