WIDE RECEIVERS BEST ON SHORT ROUTES 2025 NFL Draft

2025 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.

2025 Wide Receivers ranked by SHORT RECEIVING

RANK Player Pos Team HANDS SHORT MEDIUM DEEP BLOCKING Rating
1

Luther
Burden III

WR
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
81 88 96 94 60
90.0
2

Tre
Harris

WR
Mississippi   Mascot
Mississippi Mascot
77 87 93 94 65
86.8
3

Emeka
Egbuka

WR
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
81 85 93 83 56
88.4
4

Tetairoa
McMillan

WR
Arizona   Mascot
Arizona Mascot
87 85 92 92 58
89.0
5

Tez
Johnson

WR
Troy   Mascot
Troy Mascot
68 85 89 87 59
85.8
6

Xavier
Restrepo

WR
Miami (FL)   Mascot
Miami (FL) Mascot
81 85 91 91 65
86.2
7

Tory
Horton

WR
Colorado State   Mascot
Colorado State Mascot
77 83 83 85 70
85.8
8

Elic
Ayomanor

WR
Stanford   Mascot
Stanford Mascot
70 83 88 90 70
85.9
9

Brennan
Presley

WR
Oklahoma State   Mascot
Oklahoma State Mascot
85 81 84 78 56
84.0
10

Ricky
White

WR
UNLV   Mascot
UNLV Mascot
68 80 85 86 68
83.8
11

CJ
Daniels

WR
Liberty   Mascot
Liberty Mascot
57 79 81 84 67
83.4
12

Antwane
Wells Jr.

WR
Mississippi   Mascot
Mississippi Mascot
80 79 84 84 59
84.1
13

Theo
Wease Jr.

WR
Missouri   Mascot
Missouri Mascot
85 78 81 82 58
78.5
14

Isaiah
Bond

WR
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
80 78 75 86 68
87.1
15

Dominic
Lovett

WR
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
72 78 84 84 51
79.0
16

Bru
McCoy

WR
Tennessee   Mascot
Tennessee Mascot
83 77 76 78 65
79.0
17

Noah
Thomas

WR
Texas A&M   Mascot
Texas A&M Mascot
80 76 79 82 65
82.5
18

Nic
Anderson

WR
Oklahoma   Mascot
Oklahoma Mascot
49 76 80 80 53
83.6
19

Will
Sheppard

WR
Colorado   Mascot
Colorado Mascot
55 75 81 78 46
84.2
20

Jaylin
Noel

WR
Iowa State   Mascot
Iowa State Mascot
69 75 81 78 67
78.7