VIDEO: Top 5 wide receiver prospects



Justin Blackmon and Michael Floyd are among the top WRs in this year’s NFL Draft. CineSport’s Noah Coslov & Sporting News’ Russ Lande discuss which top receivers can be franchise wideouts.

Player                               Ht       Wt               School           Proj. Rd

1. Justin Blackmon        6-1          207           Oklahoma State    1st

Comment: He became the only two-time winner of the Fred Biletnikoff award winner last season. The award goes to the top receiver in the nation.

2. Michael Floyd           6-3         220            Notre Dame          1st

Comment: Needs to get stronger. Bench pressed 225 pounds just 16 times at the combine.

3. Stephen Hill               6-4          215           Georgia Tech         1st

Comment: He has blazing speed and outstanding leaping ability. Has good hands, but must concentrate to eliminate careless drops and develop as a route runner.

4. Kendall Wright        5-10          196            Baylor                 1st/2nd

Comment: Highly productive as he led the Bears in receiving for four consecutive seasons.

5. Rueben Randle            6-3           215            LSU                    1st/2nd

Comment: He caught 53 passes for 917 yards (17.3 per catch) and eight touchdowns last season.

Falcons need: After making the five-for-one trade with Cleveland last season to pick up Julio Jones and re-signing Harry Douglas this offseason, the Falcons are set at their top three spots. They could take a receiver late with return skills to replace former Pro Bowler Eric Weems.

Others in need: Browns(4), Rams (6), Jaguars (7), Bengals (17), Texans (26) and Patriots (31).

Comment: “There are a ton of options at wide receiver throughout the draft.”

–Mel Kiper, ESPN draft analyst.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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