Wide Receiver Rankings 2023 NFL Draft

WIDE RECEIVER RANKINGS 2023 NFL DRAFT

Of late the draft's receiver classes have become a consistent bounty of NFL-level talent capable of making an impact from day one with 11 being selected in the first round over the past two years. This year is no different where we have rated no less than six wideouts as worthy of first-round consideration.
The class is led by two potential top ten picks in the shape of Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba and LSU's Kayshon Boutte.

Smith-Njigba has put up crazy numbers for the Buckeyes in 2021 despite officially being listed as the third receiver behind Olave and Garret Wilson and this year could become even more productive as he becomes the number one target for CJ Stroud
Kayshon Boutte is probably the most explosive receiver in the class, he's got legit 4.40 speed with the body control and hands to match. The former five-star recruit hasn't been super productive thus far in his career - so this season will be massive for him


After the top two there are a few players with first-round grades - led by Jordan Addison from USC. He's got all the speed you look for at the position and in 2021 put up a huge 1593 Yds in the air for USC. The only thing holding him back from being an elite prospect is his somewhat limited 180lb frame.
Josh Downs from North Carolina (5-10 180) could well be one of the fastest players in the 2023 draft. Like Addison, he's been very productive, and possesses elite sprinter's speed but lacks the bulk - likely limiting him to a slot-only role in the pros.


Rounding out the list of the best available we have Oklahoma's Marvin Mims and the big-bodied Quentin Johnson from TCU. But don't be shocked to see another prospect appear out of nowhere though - in a similar fashion to how Jameson Williams exploded onto the scene after transferring to Alabama last year.

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Player Rankings - Wide Receiver

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

Jalin
Hyatt

WR
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
185lbs 6-0 4.29 6 49.7
91.0
2022 has thus far proved to be a spectacular year for Jalin Hyatt where he exploded onto the national scene. He's emerged as the p...
2

Quentin
Johnston

WR
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
215lbs 6-4 4.40 3 18.9
90.5
Quentin Johnston has pretty much perfect measurables, standing 6-4 and weighing in at just over 210lbs with legit 4.4 speed. He...
3

Jordan
Addison

WR
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
175lbs 6-0 4.39 2 17.1
88.9
Jordan Addison is an outstanding NFL prospect who is a prototypical slot player with the deep speed coaches drool over. He has a...
4

Kayshon
Boutte

WR
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
205lbs 6-0 4.40 4 20.1
88.9
Boutte is one of the most athletically gifted players in the 2023 class, who possess great speed, acceleration, and size and com...
5

Jaxon
Smith-Njigba...

WR
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
200lbs 6-1 4.48 1 14.7
88.2
Smith-Njigba begins the 2022 campaign as one of the top receivers in college football – if not the top receiver – and a candidate ...
6

Marvin
Mims

WR
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
184lbs 5-11 4.46 7 52.6
88.1
Marvin Mims is a quality pro prospect who has excellent hands, good speed and is elite at making yards after the catch. He howe...
7

Josh
Downs

WR
North Carolina   Mascot
North Carolina Mascot
175lbs 5-10 4.34 5 34.6
87.5
Josh Downs is an exciting prospect who currently is the top slot receiver in this year's class. He possesses elite speed and agil...
8

Rashee
Rice

WR
SMU   Mascot
SMU Mascot
203lbs 6-2 4.36 9 62.2
86.2
He’s a fluid athlete with excellent short-area quickness; Rice should be able to create separation, and he has the straight-line s...
9

Jonathan
Mingo

WR
Ole Miss   Mascot
Ole Miss Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.46 18 118
85.5
Mingo is a super tough wideout who will dominate smaller corners. Has the ability to be a mismatch in the screen game and reminds ...
10

Jermaine
Burton

WR
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
200lbs 6-0 4.31 17 104.8
85.2
Jermaine Burton will be one of the most watched players in 2022 having transferred to the wide receiver factory that is Alabama....
11

Dontayvion
Wicks

WR
Virginia   Mascot
Virginia Mascot
208lbs 6-2 4.40 11 71.5
84.2
Has elite balance tight-roping the sideline and in-and-out of his breaks, showing excellent start-stop ability and burst. Has goo...
12

Xavier
Hutchinson

WR
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
205lbs 6-3 4.49 16 91.3
84.1
Has the size, length, and strength to defeat press jams. Can make the spectacular catch. A decent open-field runner with some agil...

2023 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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2023 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.