Top Wide Receivers 2021 NFL Draft

WIDE RECEIVER RANKING 2021 NFL DRAFT

The 2021 NFL Draft class is crowded with quality NFL wide receiver prospects and on par with recent exceptional classes, with five players worthy of first-round grades on our draft board.The main debate is at the top, where Alabama’s DeVonta Smith and LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase are battling to be the best and thus first receiver taken.

Smith became the first non-quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy since 2015 and helped lead Alabama to another college national championship - most consider his 2020 performance the best by any college player this season. Despite this, he is ranked #2 on our board, with the more freakish athlete Chase slightly ahead.

It would be a major surprise if at least three weren't taken in the first half of the draft. The group is rounded out with several other blue-chip prospects, Jaylen Waddle, Rondale Moore, and Rashod Bateman, all worthy of eventual NFL starting roles.

Player Rankings - Wide Receivers

# Player Pos Coll Weight Height 40YD AVG POS RANK AVG OVR RANK Rating Summary
13

Nico
Collins

WR
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
222lbs 6-4 4.42 14 105.1 80 Michigan wide receiver Nico Collins enters the 2021 NFL Draft after having opted out of the 2020 college football season for covid...
14

Amon-Ra
St. Brown

WR
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
195lbs 6-1 4.51 7 56.2 78 Strengths Very good hands, accepts the ball fluidly on most throws and is ready to make a play afterward. Makes catches in traf...
15

Ihmir
Smith-Marset...

WR
Iowa   Mascot
Iowa Mascot
179lbs 6-1 4.43 16 111.7 77 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 ...
16

Justyn
Ross

WR
Clemson   Mascot
Clemson Mascot
205lbs 6-4 4.53 8 56.7 75 Strengths Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending hi...
17

Seth
Williams

WR
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
211lbs 6-3 4.53 13 98.3 72 Strengths Strong runner with the ball with enough agility to make defenders miss in the open field. Does not have exceptional ...
18

Tyler
Vaughns

WR
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
190lbs 6-2 4.48 27 178 71 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully. Does not possess t...
19

Marquez
Stevenson

WR
Houston   Mascot
Houston Mascot
190lbs 6-0 4.37 24 166.6 71 At the 2021 senior bowl, coaches and NFL scouts who were queuing to interview Stevenson nicknamed him "Speedy", this says a lot ab...
20

D'Wayne
Eskridge

WR
Western Michigan   Mascot
Western Michigan Mascot
190lbs 5-9 4.38 18 120 71 Western Michigan wide receiver D'Wayne Eskridge is one of the most explosive players in the draft class. It is easily possible for...
21

Osirus
Mitchell

WR
Mississippi State   Mascot
Mississippi State Mascot
210lbs 6-5 4.58 37 228.3 70 Strengths Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either should...
22

Simi
Fehoko

WR
Stanford   Mascot
Stanford Mascot
220lbs 6-4 4.42 28 191 70 Strengths Has long arms to stiff-arm defensive backs in the open field. Willing to lower his pads to run through tackles for ex...
23

Anthony
Schwartz

WR
Auburn   Mascot
Auburn Mascot
179lbs 6-0 4.26 20 138 70 Compared to 2020 first-round pick Henry Ruggs. As a high school player in 2018, Schwartz enjoyed the title of the Gatorade Nationa...
24

Brennan
Eagles

WR
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
229lbs 6-4 4.55 44 272 67 Strengths A tall, long, big-bodied athlete with a solid upper body to beat press coverage. A long strider with build-up speed. Doe...