Wide Receivers

The were 28 WRs selected in the 2022 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - 6

Round 2 - 7

Round 3 - 4

Round 4 - 3

Round 5 - 3

Round 6 - 2

Round 7 - 3

 

While the 2022 WR draft class didn't match the thirty-six selections we saw in 2021, it was mighty strong. There was an early run on WRs in Round 1, causing teams to arguably reach. All six Round 1 selections were within the top eighteen selections. Round 2 was strong, as were the next couple of rounds, offering up some very good supporting talent. Rounds 5 through 7 had a few sprinkles, but ran dry as expected. 

The 2023 WR draft class looks promising, but I don't see the same complement of talent in the first two rounds, nor in Rounds 3 and 4 to follow. As a point of reference, Texas Tech WR Erik Ezukanma wasn't drafted until the 125th selection (Dolphins), as fifteen WRs went before him. I don't see 2023 offering up fifteen WR prospects better than the aforementioned.

1) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | 6'2 | 196 | WR | Ohio State

2021 - 80 receptions for 1,259 yards, 6 TDs

2) Kayshon Boutte | 6'0 | 185 | WR | LSU

2021 - 38 receptions for 509 yards, 9 TDs

 

3) Jordan Addison | 5'11 | 175 | WR | USC

2021 - 93 receptions for 1,479 yards, 17 TDs

4) Quentin Johnston | 6'3 | 193 | WR | TCU

2021 - 33 receptions for 612 yards, 6 TDs

5) Marvin Mims | 5'11 | 177 | WR | Oklahoma

2021 - 32 receptions for 705 yards, 5 TDs

6) Jermaine Burton | 6'0 | 200 | WR | Alabama

2021 - 26 receptions for 497 yards, 5 TDs

7) Dontay Demus | 6'3 | 215 | WR | Maryland

2021 - 28 receptions for 507 yards, 3 TDs

8) Josh Downs | 5'10 | 180 | WR | North Carolina

2021 - 98 receptions for 1,273 yards, 8 TDs

9) Ronnie Bell | 6'0 | 192 | WR | Michigan

2021 - 1 receptions for 76 yards, 1 TD

10) Rakim Jarrett | 6'0 | 190 | WR | Maryland

2021 - 62 receptions for 829 yards, 5 TDs

11) Ainias Smith | 5'10 | 190 | WR | Texas A&M

2021 - 47 receptions for 509 yards, 6 TDs

12) Parker Washington | 5'10 | 203 | WR | Penn State

2021 - 64 receptions for 820 yards, 4 TDs

13) Zay Flowers | 5'11 | 178 | WR | Boston College 

2021 - 44 receptions for 746 yards, 5 TDs

14) A.T. Perry | 6'3 | 206 | WR | Wake Forest

2021 - 71 receptions for 1,293 yards, 15 TDs

15) Cornelius Johnson | 6'3 | 211 | WR | Michigan

2021 - 40 receptions for 627 yards, 3 TDs

16) Jalen Cropper | 6'0 | 173 | WR | Fresno State

2021 - 85 receptions for 899 yards, 11 TDs

17) Chris Autman-Bell | 6'1 | 215 | WR | Minnesota

2021 - 36 receptions for 506 yards, 6 TDs

18) Jacob Cowing | 5'11 | 170 | WR | Arizona

2021 - 67 receptions for 1,330 yards, 7 TDs

19) Mitchell Tinsley | 6'1 | 205 | WR | Penn State

2021 - 87 receptions for 1,402 yards, 14 TDs

20) Jadon Haselwood | 6'2 | 208 | WR | Arkansas

2021 - 39 receptions for 399 yards, 6 TDs

21) Jayden Reed | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Michigan State

2021 - 59 receptions for 1,026 yards, 10 TDs

22) Xavier Hutchinson | 6'3 | 210 | WR | Iowa State

2021 - 83 receptions for 987 yards, 5 TDs

23) Cedric Tillman | 6'3 | 215 | WR | Tennessee

2021 - 64 receptions for 1,080 yards, 12 TDs

24) Nathaniel Dell | 5'10 | 160 | WR | Houston

2021 - 90 receptions for 1,329 yards, 12 TDs

25) Corey Gammage | 6'3 | 220 | WR | Marshall

2021 - 78 receptions for 878 yards, 2 TDs

26) Julian Fleming | 6'2 | 205 | WR | Ohio State

2021 - 12 receptions for 86 yards, 1 TD

27) Dontayvion Wicks | 6'1 | 206 | WR | Virginia

2021 - 57 receptions for 1,203 yards, 9 TDs

28) Keytaon Thompson | 6'4 | 217 | WR | Virginia

2021 - 78 receptions for 990 yards, 2 TDs

29) Jordon Whittington | 6'1 | 209 | WR | Texas

2021 - 26 receptions for 377 yards, 3 TDs

30) Jadan Blue | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Virginia Tech

2021 - 30 receptions for 185 yards, 1 TD

31) Mycah Pittman | 5'11 | 201 | WR | Florida State

2021 - 12 receptions for 197 yards, 0 TDs

32) Sam Pinckney | 6'4 | 210 | WR | Coastal Carolina

2021 - 27 receptions for 311 yards, 1 TD

33) Frank Ladson | 6'3 | 205 | WR | Miami

2021 - 4 receptions for 19 yards, 0 TDs

34) Jaden Walley | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Mississippi State

2021 - 55 receptions for 628 yards, 6 TDs

35) Tyrone Tracy | 6'1 | 205 | WR | Purdue

2021 - 15 receptions for 106 yards, 1 TD

36) Gary Bryant | 5'11 | 180 | WR | USC

2021 - 44 receptions for 579 yards, 7 TDs

37) Isaiah Neyor | 6'3 | 218 | WR | Texas

2021 - 44 receptions for 878 yards, 12 TDs

38) Joseph Ngata | 6'3 | 220 | WR | Clemson 

2021 - 23 receptions for 438 yards, 1 TD

39) Malik Knowles | 6'3 | 195 | WR | Kansas State

2021 - 29 receptions for 441 yards, 4 TDs

40) Jonathan Mingo | 6'2 | 225 | WR | Ole Miss

2021 - 22 receptions for 346 yards, 3 TDs