WIDE RECEIVERS BEST ON SHORT ROUTES 2024 NFL Draft

2024 WIDE RECEIVERS BEST ON SHORT ROUTES

Excellence in running short routes is often a less heralded, yet vital skill for wide receivers, establishing a foundation for a dynamic and sustainable passing game. Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Julian Edelman (Kent State) carved out notable careers by being maestros of the short game, capitalizing on quick cuts and intelligent route running to secure critical yardage.

Navigate through the data below, concentrating on current college wide receivers who are demonstrating prowess on short routes. Metrics such as completion percentage, yards after catch (YAC), and first-down conversions bring into focus the players orchestrating impactful plays within limited yardage.

2024 Wide Receivers ranked by SHORT RECEIVING

RANK Player Pos Team HANDS SHORT MEDIUM DEEP BLOCKING Rating
1

Malik
Nabers

WR
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
91 100 100 100 70
92.0
2

Marvin
Harrison Jr....

WR
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
83 97 99 99 71
94.2
3

Hayden
Hatten

WR
Idaho   Mascot
Idaho Mascot
93 91 97 97 62
75.0
4

Xavier
Legette

WR
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
89 89 94 95 48
85.0
5

Troy
Franklin

WR
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
71 89 93 94 59
87.5
6

Rome
Odunze

WR
Washington   Mascot
Washington Mascot
86 88 92 93 66
89.7
7

Malik
Washington

WR
Virginia   Mascot
Virginia Mascot
89 87 91 91 52
84.0
8

Jamari
Thrash

WR
Louisville   Mascot
Louisville Mascot
66 84 89 85 65
82.4
9

Ladd
McConkey

WR
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
68 84 89 85 66
87.4
10

Adonai
Mitchell

WR
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
95 84 91 91 66
87.3
11

Xavier
Worthy

WR
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
81 84 90 88 61
85.7
12

Ryan
Flournoy

WR
Southeast Missouri State   Mascot
Southeast Missouri State Mascot
86 83 89 93 71
76.5
13

Brian
Thomas Jr.

WR
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
77 83 87 93 66
87.8
14

Jermaine
Burton

WR
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
91 83 90 92 58
86.0
15

Ricky
Pearsall

WR
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
88 82 92 92 56
85.7
16

Roman
Wilson

WR
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
83 82 89 89 48
86.4
17

Joshua
Cephus

WR
UTSA   Mascot
UTSA Mascot
86 82 85 83 52
77.4
18

Tahj
Washington

WR
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
78 82 83 86 57
79.4
19

Jacob
Cowing

WR
Arizona   Mascot
Arizona Mascot
74 81 84 84 56
81.7
20

Ainias
Smith

WR
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
86 81 84 87 54
82.4