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

Danzel
McKinley-Lew...

WR
Toledo   Mascot
Toledo Mascot
190lbs 5-11 4.52 141
55.0
Strengths Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.Has a ...
75

JaCorey
Sullivan

WR
Central Michigan   Mascot
Central Michigan Mascot
220lbs 6-2 4.62 136
54.0
Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Strong runner with the ball with enough agil...
74

Cade
Johnson

WR
South Dakota State   Mascot
South Dakota State Mascot
175lbs 5-10 4.48 77 297.7
54.0
Strengths Often used on deep routes, getting separation down the sideline or over the middle on crossing routes by extending his a...
90

Seth
Green

WR
Minnesota   Mascot
Minnesota Mascot
240lbs 6-4 4.83 148
53.0
Strengths Physical player able to get off press coverage to release up the sideline or position himself inside the cornerback on s...
89

Quentin
Harrison

WR
Cal Poly   Mascot
Cal Poly Mascot
200lbs 6-3 4.62 151
53.0
Strengths He is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but he has good football speed.Does not poss...
85

Bryce
Mitchell

WR
Toledo   Mascot
Toledo Mascot
207lbs 6-3 4.58 120 813
53.0
Strengths Generally reliable receiver capable of making difficult catches in traffic over the middle or one on one down the sideli...
86

Tristen
Wallace

WR
Prairie View A&M   Mascot
Prairie View A&M Mascot
235lbs 6-3 4.58 152
53.0
Strengths Has good top speed and rarely is caught from behind once top speed is achieved. Uses huge frame and long arms to deliver...
87

Obi
Obialo

WR
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
218lbs 6-3 4.58 109 667
53.0
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...
88

Xavier
Lane

WR
Western Kentucky   Mascot
Western Kentucky Mascot
205lbs 6-4 4.58 137
53.0
Strengths Good quickness off the line. Has size and quickness to get off NFL press.Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterba...
84

J.F.
Thomas

WR
Tarleton   Mascot
Tarleton Mascot
180lbs 6-4 4.56 150
53.0
Strengths He is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but he has good football speed.Does not have...
81

Ben
Ratzlaff

WR
Houston Baptist   Mascot
Houston Baptist Mascot
190lbs 6-2 4.55 112 872.5
53.0
Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.He is quicker than fast...
82

Jhamon
Ausbon

WR
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.55 56 216
53.0
Strengths Goes up high for jump balls. Good flexibility and reach to snatch back-shoulder throws.A versatile weapon, proving to be...