2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Wide Receiver

With the 2017 NFL Draft just a few months away, Zach continues his big board series where he breaks down the top prospects at each position in the draft. Next up: wide receiver.

By: Zach Metkler, GZ Sports Report Writer

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After breaking down running backs, we will now take a look at this year’s wide receiver class, which is imperative for the passing league that is the NFL.Below is my initial big board for the 2017 wide receiver class.

  1. Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
  2. Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
  3. John Ross, WR, Washington
  4. Curtis Samuel, WR/RB, Ohio State
  5. Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington
  6. Zay Jones, WR, East Carolina
  7. Dede Westbrook, WR, Oklahoma
  8. Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
  9. Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
  10. Amara Darboh, WR, Michigan
  11. Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
  12. Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU
  13. Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
  14. ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama
  15. Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina
  16. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
  17. Jehu Chesson, WR, Michigan
  18. Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State
  19. Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky
  20. Chad Hansen, WR, California
  21. Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson
  22. Travis Rudolph, WR, Florida State
  23. Stacy Coley, WR, Miami
  24. KD Cannon, WR, Baylor
  25. Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss

Class Position Strength: Above Average/Strong

Class Superlatives:

Biggest Riser: Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington
Biggest Faller: Stacy Coley, Miami
Most NFL-Ready: Mike Williams, Clemson
Best Boundary Receiver: Mike Williams, Clemson
Best Slot Receiver: John Ross, Washington
Best Hands: Zay Jones, East Carolina
Best Route-Runner: Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington/Ryan Switzer, North Carolina
Intangibles: Mike Williams, Clemson
Highest Ceiling: Corey Davis, Western Michigan
Could Disappoint: Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma
Could Surprise: Carlos Henderson, Louisana Tech
Biggest Question Mark: JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
Biggest Risk: JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC
Biggest Sleeper: ArDarius Stewart, Alabama

Previous Rankings:
Running Back

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