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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

1) Quentin Johnston | 6'4 | 215 | WR | TCU

60 Receptions, 1,069 Yards, 6 TDs

9/1 - Colorado - TCU struggled to get Johnston then ball through the air, as he amassed just 3 receptions for 22 yards. When given the opportunity, he showed his speed and athleticism. He did flash more as an athlete vs. pure WR, however.

10/1 - Oklahoma - Johnston wasn't targeted enough in my book, but still had 4 receptions for 41 yards. His athletic prowess shown through. 

 

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

59 Receptions, 875 Yards, 8 TDs

9/10 - Stanford - Addison had a very good game, proving that Stanford didn't have a DB that could contain him. He ended up with 7 receptions for 172 yards, 2 TDs. He ran solid routes and displayed very good play speed. 

9/17 - Fresno State - Addison had a strong game, as he caught 6 balls for 69 yards, 1 TD. He went against a great CB in Lux, yet was still able to get open at times on him and anyone else. 

10/1 - Arizona State - Addison's athletic ability and speed stood out in this one. He had 8 catches for 105 yards, flashing his ability to operate at all levels. He did have some concentration issues a couple times, questionable hands. 

10/8 - Washington State - Addison had just 3 catches for 37 yards, but his ability to separate and get open was noticeable. With the run game open, USC didn't look to pass much.

10/15 - Utah - Addison had a great showing in this one. While he impressively caught 7 balls for 106 yards, 1 TD, he did so against Clark Phillips, a CB who's projected to be a top-40 selection in the draft. Addison's great ability to separate and get open was on display. 

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

5 Receptions, 43 Yards, 0 TDs

9/3 - Notre Dame - Smith-Njigba was completely shut down in this game, catching just 2 balls for 3 yards. 

10/8 - Michigan State - DNP

4) Rashee Rice | 6'2 | 203 | WR | SMU

96 Receptions, 1,355 Yards, 10 TDs 

9/17 - Maryland - Rice had a great game, completely carved up Maryland's secondary. He showed off good speed, was able to get open throughout the balance of the game. He had 11 receptions for 193, simply couldn't be contained.

5) Kayshon Boutte | 6'0 | 200 | WR | LSU

48 Receptions, 538 Yards, 2 TDs 

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

94 Receptions, 1,029 Yards, 11 TDs 

7) Jalin Hyatt | 6'0 | 180 | WR | Tennessee

67 Receptions, 1,267Yards, 15 TDs 

10/15 - Alabama - Hyatt had a great game, showed off his able to consistently get open with sound route-running and smooth speed. Alabama has a good secondary, yet had no answers toward stopping Hyatt.

11/12 - Missouri - Hyatt had a good game. Despite his two drops, he flashed. He was great as a perimeter blocker, and amassed 7 receptions for 146 yards, 1 TD. 

11/19 - South Carolina - Hyatt had a solid game. He had 6 catches for 65 yards, showed that he could get separation underneath.

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

78 Receptions, 1,077Yards, 12 TDs 

9/24 - Florida State - Amid shoddy O-line and QB play, Flowers still flashed. he caught 7 balls for 45 yards, showed off his underneath receiving skills and overall speed. 

10/8 - Clemson - Flowers is special, had a very good game. Despite going against a great defense, he produced. He had 8 catches for 75 yards, showed elite ability to separate and get open on crosses. 

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

37 Receptions, 417Yards, 3 TDs 

9/10 - Pittsburgh - Tillman had a very impressive game, showed off why he's one of the more dangerous WRs in the nation. He posted 9 receptions for 162 yards, 1 TD. His blend of size, speed, strength and overall athleticism was on display all game. Aside from a couple of concentration issues, he was very good. 

11/19 - South Carolina - Tillman played on a bum ankle tonight, but still looked the part. He had 9 grabs for 81 yards, 2 TDs. He showed off good speed and route-running to match. 

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

54 Receptions, 1,083Yards, 6 TDs 

9/17 - Nebraska - Mims was solid, but not great in this one. He had 4 receptions for 66 yards. He ran fast routes with good breaks, was able to get open with some consistency.

9/24 - Kansas State - Mims had a good night. While he only caught 4 balls, they went for 87 yards a nd 1 TD. He showed off his long speed, couple with the ability to beat coverage over the top.

10/1 - TCU - Mims had 4 receptions for 41 yards, and just looked really fast to me. He moved very well, was tough to contain. 

10/8 - Texas - Mims had 1 reception for -2 yards, was bottled up.

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

81 Receptions, 1,096Yards, 11 TDs 

9/24 - Clemson - Perry had a fine game, posting 4 receptions for 51 yards, 1 TD. While not shown on the stats sheet, he was able to get open often, using good route-running and speed to do so. The focus on him freed up his teammate Banks to have a big day. 

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

46 Receptions, 611Yards, 2 TDs 

9/1 - Purdue - Washington was held in check throughout the game, accumulating just 2 receptions for 30 yards. However, it was very clear that he has very good athleticism and needs to be featured more in this offense. This game belied his abilities.  

9/17 - Auburn - Washington was solid with 4 catches for 58 yards, flashing his talents a couple times. While solid, he wasn't consistently dynamic in any regard. 

10/1 - Northwestern - Washington had 4 catches for 73 yards, easily pacing his squad. He showed off a good blend of speed and route running, was able to get open often. 

10/29 - Ohio State - Washington was terrific, operated at all levels of the field with speed and dependability. He showed off good speed, discipline, and hands. Despite having a great secondary, Ohio State couldn't hem him up. 

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

107 Receptions, 1,171Yards, 6 TDs 

14) Charlie Jones | 6'0 | 188 | WR | Purdue

110 Receptions, 1,361Yards, 12 TDs 

9/1 - Penn State - Jones had a fantastic game. He caught 12 balls for 153 yards, 1 TD. He showed off very good speed, coupled with sharp route-running. He was deadly on slant patterns, getting the best of future NFL CB Joey Porter on a few occasions. Jones was targeted all night, and looks to be the focal point of Purdue's passing game.

9/17 - Syracuse - Jones was nothing shy of superb tonight. Garret Williams covered him all night, and Jones got the better of him several times. Jones finished with 11 receptions for 188 yards, 1 TD. His speed was simply too much for Williams. 

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

55 Receptions, 636 Yards, 5 TDs 

10/8 - Ohio State - Reed had an impressive outing. He had 4 receptions for 67 yards, 1 TD. He was targeted often, got open with regularity, and played very physically, drew attention. 

16) Trey Palmer | 6'1 | 190 | WR | Nebraska

71 Receptions, 1,043 Yards, 9 TDs 

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

62 Receptions, 889 Yards, 4 TDs 

9/1 - Colorado State - Bell had a rather meh outing. While the run game was featured as per usual, Bell wasn't crisp and had at least one bad drop that I took note of. He finished with just 1 catch for 9 yards. 

9/24 - Maryland - Bell had very solid game. His 3 receptions for 72 yards showed some good ability, but his perimeter blocking is what earns him the most praise today. 

10/1 - Iowa - Bell was kept quiet, caught just 2 balls for 16 yards. 

10/8 - Indiana - This is the best Bell has looked all year. He had 11 catches for 121 yards, was a consummate threat all game. 

18) Ainias Smith | 5'10 | 190 | WR | Texas A&M (Out for Season, leg)

15 Receptions, 291 Yards, 2 TDs 

9/10 - Appalachian State - Smith had a very average game. While he got zero help from his QB, he caught just 4 balls for 21 yards. He ran fast routes, but didn't always look real nuanced doing so. 

9/17 - Miami - Smith didn't get great QB help, but he still caught 4 balls for 74 yards. He showed off his long speed and the ability to get chunk yards after the catch. 

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

30 Receptions, 430 Yards, 2 TDs 

9/23 - Syracuse - Wicks had a very average game. He caught 5 balls for 42 yards, wasn't able to get open downfield with any consistency. He also had a bad drop on a perfectly thrown ball. 

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

40 Receptions, 471 Yards, 3 TDs 

9/17 - SMU - Jarret looked good, but was limited to just 2 catches for 65 yards, 1 TD. Maryland ran the ball often, which cut into his production.

9/24 - Michigan - Jarret had a very meh game, caught just 4 balls for 12 yards. While he did draw good coverage, he simply didn't stand out as a consummate threat. 

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

109 Receptions, 1,398 Yards, 17 TDs 

9/10 - Texas Tech - Dell had a great game, consistently used his speed to get open, and get chunk yards. He caught 7 balls for 120 yards, was a fun watch. 

10/8 - Memphis - Dell continues to flash, as he was impossible for Memphis to lock up. He had 10 receptions for 81 yards, 1 TD, flashed speed throughout. 

22) Bryce Ford-Wheaton | 6'1 | 220 | WR | West Virginia

62 Receptions, 675 Yards, 7 TDs 

9/1 - Pittsburgh - Ford-Weaton had a very good game, was the hottest WR on the filed in this one. He had 9 receptions for 97 yards, good for 2 TDs. While he did have a drop, he was otherwise reliable, targeted often. His ability to shield off defenders and grab the ball at its highest point was noticeable.

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

51 Receptions, 861 Yards, 5 TDs 

10/1 - Kentucky - Mingo caught just 1 balls for 3 yards, was a non factor. 

24) Zakhari Franklin | 6'1 | 185 | WR | UTSA

93 Receptions, 1,137  Yards, 15 TDs 

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

59 Receptions, 702  Yards, 3 TDs 

9/1 - Cincinnati - Haselwood had a relatively quiet game, catching just 3 balls for 19 yards. He did make a great TD grab, however. 

9/10 - South Carolina - Haselwood was active as a short-mid field target. He caught 5 balls for 30 yards, showed he can get open underneath.

10/1 - Alabama - Haselwood had a decent game. He caught 6 balls, but only amassed 37 yards. While he was able to get open often, it was mostly due to soft zone coverage. 

26) Jalen Cropper | 6'0 | 180 | WR | Fresno State

84 Receptions, 1,093  Yards, 5 TDs 

9/17 - USC - Cropper had a good game, really flashed. He caught 8 balls for 62 yards, showed off very good run after the catch skills, overall speed. He was generally reliable in securing the ball cleanly. 

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

51 Receptions, 577  Yards, 5 TDs 

9/1 - Purdue - Tinsley had a very respectable game, notching 7 receptions for 84 yards, 1 TD. He ran good, fluid routes, showed off some nice play speed to match.

9/17 - Auburn - Tinsley started off hot, but fizzled out pretty quickly thereafter. He had just 3 catches, amassed 47 yards. His talent was evident, but he wasn't a factor for the majority of the contest overall.

10/1 - Northwestern - Tinsley didn't look bad, but he wasn't a factor, catching only 2 balls for 19 yards. 

28) Demario Douglas | 5'8 | 170 | WR | Liberty

79 Receptions, 993  Yards, 6 TDs 

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

48 Receptions, 725  Yards, 2 TDs 

9/24 - Oklahoma - Knowles was a formidable option in this one, catching 4 balls for 52 yards, 1 TD. He showed off good athleticism, was arguably a guy who should've been targeted more. 

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

22 Receptions, 233  Yards, 1 TD 

9/17 - SMU - Demus wasn't a factor today, caught just 1 ball for 5 yards.

9/24 - Michigan - Demus was meh yet again, caught just 2 balls for 12 yards. 

31) Elijah Higgins | 6'3 | 234 | WR | Stanford

59 Receptions, 704  Yards, 2 TDs 

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

34 Receptions, 533  Yards, 6 TDs 

9/24 - Wisconsin - It was good to see Fleming involved in the offense tonight. When given the chance, he flashed well. He displayed a good blend of size and speed, was able to get open often. He caught 4 balls for 67 yards, 1 TD. 

10/8 - Michigan State - Fleming had a solid outing, caught 4 balls for 81 yards, 1 TD. He showed off good speed on his TD, stacked the defense well. He ran smooth routes. 

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

53 Receptions, 570  Yards, 0 TDs 

9/23 - Syracuse - Thompson had a decent game. He did catch 8 balls for 55 yards, but really couldn't get much separation in the long game. All the work he did was in the short to intermediate realm.

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

999) Rome Odunze | 6'3 | 200 | WR | Washington

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

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

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

999) Chris Autman-Bell | 6'1 | 215 | WR | Minnesota (Out for Season)

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

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