Top Wide Receivers 2022 NFL Draft

WIDE RECEIVER RANKING 2022 NFL DRAFT

Over the last few years, we have had an array of quality NFL-level talent available for easy picking, this year continues with this trend.

While the talent may be similar, however, the skillset is quite different. This year’s class (at least at the top) is on the whole quite a bit bigger than in previous years.  

This is exemplified by the likely top prospect Garrett Wilson from Ohio State, who is listed at 6’ 0” but plays bigger. He isn’t a burner, but 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 still a top prospect and easily dominate at the next level.

Teylon Burks from Arkansas is an athletic freak who has the speed of a wide receiver coupled with the size of a linebacker. But 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. The class's opinion after the top three then diverges, with scouts giving a wide range of grades to a number of top players, however think John Alabama’s John Metchie is the fourth-best prospect and could easily have the same success as other Tide receivers picked in 2020.

Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

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

Garrett
Wilson

WR
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
188lbs 6-0 4.43 4 14.2 92 Strengths Fluid athlete with explosive burst and speed to stretch the field and breeze past defenders. Has a quick first step and ...
2

Treylon
Burks

WR
Arkansas   Mascot
Arkansas Mascot
225lbs 6-3 4.45 8 26.2 91 Strengths Has good top speed and rarely is caught from behind once top speed is achieved. Uses huge frame and long arms to deliver...
3

John
Metchie III

WR
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
195lbs 6-0 4.30 10 30.7 90 Strengths Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles with the coordination to maneuver his frame between defenders.Has rare s...
4

Chris
Olave

WR
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
189lbs 6-1 4.41 6 22.2 88 Strengths A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the co...
5

Drake
London

WR
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
210lbs 6-5 4.48 13 44.6 83 Strengths Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.Often ...
6

Justyn
Ross

WR
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
205lbs 6-4 4.53 11 42.1 82 Strengths A versatile weapon, proving to be effective inside in the slot and outside on the perimeter. Makes plays at all levels o...
7

Romeo
Doubs

WR
Nevada   Mascot
Nevada Mascot
200lbs 6-2 4.47 27 106 82 Strengths Generally reliable receiver capable of making difficult catches in traffic over the middle or one on one down the sideli...
8

George
Pickens

WR
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
200lbs 6-3 4.61 7 23.8 80 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Balanced, savvy route runner with top field ...
9

Jahan
Dotson

WR
Penn State   Mascot
Penn State Mascot
184lbs 5-11 4.41 46 183 77 Strengths A slippery runner with elusive footwork. Has little to no wasted movements between the reception and burst upfield.Has e...
10

Ronnie
Bell

WR
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
192lbs 6-0 55 215 75
11

Khalil
Shakir

WR
Boise State   Mascot
Boise State Mascot
190lbs 6-0 4.48 94 446.3 74 Strengths Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder ...
12

Jonathan
Mingo

WR
Ole Miss   Mascot
Ole Miss Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.50 36 147 72 Strengths Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'...