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
97

Renard
Bell

WR
Washington State   Mascot
Washington State Mascot
161lbs 5-8 4.52 110 1354 53 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Often used on deep rout...
98

Jaron
Woodyard

WR
Marshall   Mascot
Marshall Mascot
180lbs 5-11 4.48 105 1255 53 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Has a knack for getting...
99

Jhamon
Ausbon

WR
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
225lbs 6-2 4.55 32 216 53 Strengths Goes up high for jump balls. Good flexibility and reach to snatch back-shoulder throws.A versatile weapon, proving to be...
100

Obi
Obialo

WR
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
218lbs 6-3 4.58 73 667 53 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...
101

Jordan
Kress

WR
New Mexico   Mascot
New Mexico Mascot
193lbs 6-0 4.55 109 1294 53 Strengths He is quicker than fast and lacks elite wheels to simply blow by defenders, but he has good football speed.Does not have...
102

Cameron
Odom

WR
Ohio   Mascot
Ohio Mascot
190lbs 6-1 4.49 103 1192 53 Strengths Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.Has the strong hands an...
103

Javon
McKinley

WR
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
215lbs 6-2 4.58 49 299 52 Strengths Solidly built with good overall size and bulk - has long arms and does a nice job extending to create a large catching r...
104

Ricky
Smalling

WR
Illinois   Mascot
Illinois Mascot
205lbs 6-1 4.47 107 1279 52 Strengths Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.Often ...
105

Trevon
Grimes

WR
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
218lbs 6-4 4.49 35 221.4 50 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Goes up high for jump balls. Good flexibilit...
106

Bennett
Skowronek

WR
Notre Dame   Mascot
Notre Dame Mascot
224lbs 6-3 4.62 77 707.5 48 Strengths Does not possess top breakaway speed, though he's rarely caught from behind.Fearless in traffic. Very good hand-eye coor...
107

JD
Spielman

WR
TCU   Mascot
TCU Mascot
167lbs 5-9 40 258.5 41
108

Racey
McMath

WR
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
224lbs 6-3 4.36 62 473.5 39 Strengths Goes up high for jump balls. Good flexibility and reach to snatch back-shoulder throws.Has the strong hands any NFL wide...