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
37

Khalil
McClain

WR
Troy   Mascot
Troy Mascot
222lbs 6-4 4.52 108 597 64 Strengths Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder ...
38

Josh
Palmer

WR
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
210lbs 6-2 4.52 79 301 64 Strengths Good quickness off the line. Has size and quickness to get off NFL press.Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles...
39

Antonio
Nunn

WR
Buffalo   Mascot
Buffalo Mascot
200lbs 5-11 4.47 99 504 63 Strengths Good quickness off the line. Has size and quickness to get off NFL press.Strong runner with the ball with enough agility...
40

Branden
Mack

WR
Temple   Mascot
Temple Mascot
220lbs 6-5 4.64 89 349 63 Strengths Physical player able to get off press coverage to release up the sideline or position himself inside the cornerback on s...
41

Josh
Johnson

WR
Louisville   Mascot
Louisville Mascot
187lbs 5-11 4.54 105 567 63 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Does a nice job locating and tracking deep p...
42

Jalen
Camp

WR
Georgia Tech   Mascot
Georgia Tech Mascot
220lbs 6-2 4.43 111 678 62 Strengths Fluid athlete with explosive burst and speed to stretch the field and breeze past defenders. Has a quick first step and ...
43

T.J.
Simmons

WR
West Virginia   Mascot
West Virginia Mascot
198lbs 6-2 4.46 104 557 62 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Has good body strength ...
44

Josh
Imatorbhebhe...

WR
Illinois   Mascot
Illinois Mascot
220lbs 6-2 4.48 84 315.4 62 Strengths Has top focus and does a nice job catching the ball in stride. Decisive runner who doesn't go down easily despite his si...
45

Jared
Smart

WR
Hawai'i   Mascot
Hawai'i Mascot
190lbs 6-0 4.53 112 681 61 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Does not possess top br...
46

Austin
Watkins

WR
UAB   Mascot
UAB Mascot
210lbs 6-3 4.55 57 217.2 61 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'...
47

Changa
Hodge

WR
Virginia Tech   Mascot
Virginia Tech Mascot
207lbs 6-1 4.52 107 591 61 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Often used on deep routes, getting separatio...
48

Samori
Toure

WR
Montana   Mascot
Montana Mascot
193lbs 6-3 4.52 116 720 61 Strengths Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the b...