Updated Position Rankings – WRsPosted: September 26, 2011
Earlier today I posted the RBs and yesterday I posted the QBs. The Wide Receiver position will be loaded this year if underclassmen declare. From top to bottom there is tons of NFL talent in this draft class and multiple #1 WRs. Note that this was written before Ryan Broyles incredible 154 yard 3TD performance. He is going to stay at No. 6 but the difference between 4 and 6 is marginal right now and could be inter-changeable.
1. Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State: I am now one of the people who think Blackmon is the #1 WR in the draft and by a decent margin. He is putting up ridiculous numbers with ease. I think he will be better than A.J. Green.
2. Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina: This is not a knock on Jeffery at all. He will still be a top ten pick and he will still be a stud in the NFL but I think Blackmon has surpassed him as the No. 1 WR in this draft. Whoever gets Jeffery is getting an incredible WR with huge upside.
3. Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame: Floyd has all the talent in the world but has character concerns. He is a #1 WR in the NFL and just needs to stay focused.
4. Mohammed Sanu, WR, Rutgers: This will surprise a lot of people but Sanu has been the best WR in college football so far this year. He has all the tools to be a Wes Welker like player in the NFL and could become the best possession WR in the NFL by the time he is a five year veteran. He will be a first round pick, possibly top fifteen, if he keeps playing this well.
5. Jeff Fuller, WR, Texas A&M: Fuller has fallen because of great play by Floyd and Sanu, but he is still a legitimate #1 WR in the NFL. He should be a late first to early second round pick if he keeps this type of play up.
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6. Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma: Broyles came into the year as the #1 slot WR but has been surpassed as of know by Sanu, in no fault to Broyles. Broyles has still been very good this year and should still be a Day 2 pick in April.
7. Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina: Jones has been better than former Tar Heel and 2nd round pick Greg Little. He is playing to the potential that he has, which Little never did. I think Jones is a #1 WR in the NFL and will be a Day 2 pick.
8. Juron Criner, WR, Arizona: Criner has been good but not spectacular. He has all the talent in the world and is built like a #1 WR. He should be a Day 2 pick.
9. Greg Childs, WR, Arkansas: Childs is very similar to Criner but without any Red Flags. He has had a good year thus far and could rise if he keeps playing well. I have him as a Day 2 pick right now.
10. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Florida International: Hilton has been phenomenal so far this year. He is a big play, explosive WR that should see his stock explode before the year is done. He will be a Day 2 pick and could end up in Day 1 with an impressive combine.
11. Eric Page, WR, Toledo
12. Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
13. Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin
14. DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State
15. Chris Owusu, WR, Stanford
16. Marquis Maze, WR, Alabama
17. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Washington
18. Reuben Randle, WR, LSU
19. Damario Belcher, WR, Indiana
20. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Appalachian State