Top 5 Wide Receivers of the 2016 NFL Draft
1).Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
Height: 6-0. Weight: 186. Arm: 30.75. Hand: 8.25.
40 Time: 4.35.
Will Fuller was a play-maker for the Fighting Irish and is the most lethal deep-threat receiver in this draft class. He has shown the game-breaking speed to be a vertical weapon and get separation deep downfield. In the clutch, Fuller made some huge plays during the past two seasons to produce points for his teams. In speaking with teams, Fuller is quietly rising and there are teams picking late in the first round that are giving him serious consideration.
Will Fuller will be a steal for whoever drafts him.
2). Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
Height: 6-2. Weight: 221. Arm: 33.38. Hand: 9.5.
40 Time: 4.65.
Did not perform well at the combine, should be picked mid to late 20’s, but somebody will over reach for him. I do think he will be a solid NFL receiver.
3).Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
Height: 6-2. Weight: 212. Arm: 32.13. Hand: 10.5.
40 Time: 4.57.
Thomas has an impressive combination of size and speed. He could be the most well-rounded prospect at his position. Thomas can make plays in all levels of the defense. His numbers were suppressed by Ohio State’s offense and quarterback situation, but he has mismatch speed and size. Thomas looks like a good fit as an X receiver to challenge defenses vertically along the sideline.
In 2015, Thomas had 56 receptions for 781 yards and nine touchdowns this year. Thomas impressed in the season opener with his battling of Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller. After moving the chains on a third down, Thomas burned Fuller for a 26-yard touchdown on a stop-and-go that Fuller bit on.
4).Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Height: 6-2. Weight: 202. Arm: 31.88. Hand 9.88.
40 Time: 4.50.
Doctson can use his size to make acrobatic catches in the end zone and along the sideline. He has good hands and tremendous leaping ability. Doctson missed the final two games of the 20145 regular season with a wrist injury. Some teams have graded out Doctson as a third-rounder. The lack of speed to separate pushes him down the rankings. Probably late first round-early second round.
5).Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
Height: 5-10. Weight: 194. Arm: 30.25. Hand: 9.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48
Sources say that Coleman is quicker than he is fast and lacks explosion or suddenness. They feel he is a bit of a one-trick pony. Teams have been grading him out for the late second round.
Didn’t perform as well at the end of the season, as Baylor’s competition got better, good risk second round.