Top Wide Receivers 2022 NFL Draft

WIDE RECEIVER RANKING 2022 NFL DRAFT

After the WR drills of the combine, we now regard Drake London and Jameson Williams as the two best NFL prospects - players that we only had second-round grades on at the start of the season.

What also stands out about this year's wide receiver class is size and strength and this is particularly evident with the likely top prospect Garrett Wilson from Ohio State, who is listed at 6’ 0” but plays bigger. He is smooth with great hands and will likely become a quality pro outside receiver. Chris Olave, also from Ohio State could well be the second wideout taken, he’s slightly faster than his teammate, but doesn’t have the power or supreme hands  - still,  he’s a top prospect and could easily dominate at the next level.

Teylon Burks from Arkansas is an athletic freak who has the speed of a wide receiver (4.55) coupled with the size of a linebacker. However, Teylon’s more than just an unpolished raw recruit, as he’s already been quite productive in his short Razorback career leading them with 50 plus receptions in 2020.

YOUR NFL GM VS. AUTODRAFT

Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite team just went into the draft without doing any independent research, without studying hours of tape, or even listening to team scouts? Well, after many years of watching NFL teams making numerous questionable ‘reaches’ in the draft, and totally ignoring the prevailing wisdom - we decided to re-examine all your team’s drafts over the last ten years.
The results are (sometimes) interesting – but what it really does show, is that on the whole - NFL teams would have done better by putting their feet up and just switching on autodraft.
Take a look, we have every team's draft since 2011 rated.

Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

# Player Pos Team Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
1

Garrett
Wilson

WR
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188lbs 6-0 4.38 1 12.6
93.1
Garret Wilson will be an excellent pro - he has elite 4.38 speed, good hands, runs perfect routes, and is a hard worker who gives ...
2

Jameson
Williams

WR
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189lbs 6-2 4.25 2 15.9
91.0
2021 was a spectacular year for Jameson Williams where he exploded into the national attention. He's emerged as the premier deep t...
3

Drake
London

WR
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210lbs 6-5 4.58 3 16.7
90.7
London has had a totally dominating 2021 season where he showcased his immense talent. We regard him as the best possession receiv...
4

Chris
Olave

WR
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189lbs 6-1 4.39 4 17.7
90.0
Despite his size, Olave is developing into a top-level NFL prospect that will have a chance to dominate at the next level. He has ...
5

Treylon
Burks

WR
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225lbs 6-3 4.55 5 24.5
88.4
A big, physical target with an ideal blend of size, athleticism, and good speed, Burks has locked himself in as a first-round pros...
6

Jahan
Dotson

WR
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184lbs 5-11 4.43 6 39.4
87.4
Dotson's athletic ability and impressive season at Penn State have NFL scouts paying attention and even thinking he could become t...
7

George
Pickens

WR
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200lbs 6-3 4.47 7 45.7
86.9
Pickens could easily be the biggest boom-bust prospect in the 2022 NFL Draft class. He has quite possibly some of the most natural...
8

John
Metchie III

WR
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195lbs 6-0 4.48 10 65.9
86.7
Metchie entered the 2021 college football season as an expected first-round pick and he hasn't disappointed looking like the poten...
9

Skyy
Moore

WR
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195lbs 5-10 4.41 9 57.2
86.4
Skyy Moore has gone under the radar of NFL scouts for the most part of his college career, but this is changing. He has elite top ...
11

Christian
Watson

WR
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211lbs 6-5 4.36 8 53.1
84.4
Christian Watson is an intriguing talent who possesses elite athletic skills, speed, length, and size combined with decent hands -...
10

Calvin
Austin III

WR
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173lbs 5-9 4.32 16 90.8
84.4
Calvin Austin III will offer an incredible speed upgrade to any NFL team - and the moment he is drafted he could easily become th...
12

David
Bell

WR
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205lbs 6-2 4.65 11 79.3
84.1
David Bell is a quality NFL prospect with pretty much everything you look for in an outside receiver, he's got nice soft hands, ru...

2022 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Wide Receiver

We've compared players post combine 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

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2022 NFL Draft Athleticism Chart - Wide Receiver

We've compared players 40 times and weight and charted them on the scatter chart below. You'll find the 40 time on the Y-axis and on the X-axis the weight in pounds.
The exceptional athletic freaks (determined by the combination of speed vs weight) will be found at the top right of the chart while the less impressive athletes will be sitting towards the bottom left.

Check back after the combine as these numbers are likely to change.