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
49

Trevon
Bradford

WR
Oregon State   Mascot
Oregon State Mascot
182lbs 6-0 4.52 79 749 61 Strengths Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder ...
50

Samori
Toure

WR
Montana   Mascot
Montana Mascot
193lbs 6-3 4.52 78 720 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...
51

Jared
Smart

WR
Hawai'i   Mascot
Hawai'i Mascot
190lbs 6-0 4.53 75 681 61 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Does not possess top br...
52

Austin
Watkins

WR
UAB   Mascot
UAB Mascot
210lbs 6-3 4.55 33 217.2 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'...
53

Ramaud
Chiaokhiao-B...

WR
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
203lbs 6-2 4.53 60 Strengths Very soft, natural hands to cleanly catch away from his frame. Concentration is excellent. Has the lateral agility and s...
54

Riley
Lees

WR
Northwestern   Mascot
Northwestern Mascot
201lbs 6-0 4.46 60 Strengths A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the co...
55

Austin
Trammell

WR
Rice   Mascot
Rice Mascot
185lbs 5-10 4.63 89 959 60 Strengths Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the b...
56

Savon
Scarver

WR
Utah State   Mascot
Utah State Mascot
180lbs 5-11 4.48 81 777 60 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Often used on deep rout...
57

Tyshaun
James

WR
Central Connecticut   Mascot
Central Connecticut Mascot
210lbs 6-3 4.53 83 783 60 Strengths Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.A vers...
58

Brandon
Smith

WR
Iowa   Mascot
Iowa Mascot
215lbs 6-2 4.62 26 174 60 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.He is quicker than fast and lacks elite whee...
59

Jequez
Ezzard

WR
Sam Houston State   Mascot
Sam Houston State Mascot
190lbs 5-9 4.43 86 895 60 Strengths Combines speed, balance, quickness, vision and crisp cuts to leave defensive backs and linebackers in the dust.Has elite...
60

Adrian
Hardy

WR
Louisiana Tech   Mascot
Louisiana Tech Mascot
205lbs 6-2 4.52 69 587 60 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'...