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
73

Shemar
Thornton

WR
Florida International   Mascot
Florida International Mascot
182lbs 5-11 4.48 99 1112 57 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.He is quicker than fast...
74

Damon
Hazelton

WR
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
215lbs 6-3 4.60 46 276.5 57 Strengths Physical player able to get off press coverage to release up the sideline or position himself inside the cornerback on s...
75

Jack
Sorenson

WR
Miami (OH)   Mascot
Miami (OH) Mascot
195lbs 6-0 4.55 100 1143 57 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'...
76

Dez
Fitzpatrick

WR
Louisville   Mascot
Louisville Mascot
210lbs 6-2 4.43 36 224.2 57 Strengths Solidly built with good overall size and bulk - has long arms and does a nice job extending to create a large catching r...
77

Connor
Wedington

WR
Stanford   Mascot
Stanford Mascot
198lbs 6-0 4.47 72 618.5 56 Strengths Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder ...
78

Blake
Proehl

WR
East Carolina   Mascot
East Carolina Mascot
186lbs 6-1 4.47 54 335 56 Strengths Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder ...
79

Samson
Nacua

WR
Utah   Mascot
Utah Mascot
195lbs 6-3 4.53 87 912 56 Strengths Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles with the coordination to maneuver his frame between defenders.Does not p...
80

DeAngelo
Wilson

WR
Austin Peay   Mascot
Austin Peay Mascot
170lbs 5-9 4.58 104 1194 56 Strengths Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.Balanc...
81

Mykel
Jones

WR
Tulane   Mascot
Tulane Mascot
190lbs 5-11 4.48 80 774 56 Strengths He is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but he has good football speed.Often used on...
82

Danzel
McKinley-Lew...

WR
Toledo   Mascot
Toledo Mascot
190lbs 5-11 4.52 106 1260 55 Strengths Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.Has a ...
83

Justin
Garrett

WR
UTEP   Mascot
UTEP Mascot
200lbs 6-1 4.52 108 1283 55 Strengths Strong runner with the ball with enough agility to make defenders miss in the open field.Does not possess top breakaway ...
84

Cade
Johnson

WR
South Dakota State   Mascot
South Dakota State Mascot
175lbs 5-10 4.48 48 297.7 54 Strengths Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his a...