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Wide Receivers

The were 32 WRs selected in the 2023 draft, as follows:

Round 1 - Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Quentin Johnston, Zay Flowers, Jordan Addison

Round 2Jonathan Mingo, Jayden Reed, Rashee Rice, Marvin Mims

Round 3Nathaniel Dell, Jalin Hyatt, Cedric Tillman, Josh Downs, Michael Wilson, Tre Tucker

Round 4Darius Davis, Charlie Jones, Tyler Scott

Round 5 - Justin Shorter, Dontayvion Wicks, Puka Nacua

Round 6 - Parker Washington, Trey Palmer, Kayshon Boutte, A.T. Perry, Xavier Hutchinson, Andrei Iosivas, Demario Douglas

Round 7 - Antoine Green, Colton Dowell, Jalen Brooks, Ronnie Bell, Grant DuBose

1) Marvin Harrison | 6'4 | 205 | WR | Ohio State

9/2 - Indiana - Looked good as a perimeter threat, but was limited by meh QB play., catching just 2 balls. 

9/23 - Notre Dame - Harrison caught just 3 balls for 32 yards. He ran good routes and was able to stack the defender a couple times, showed plus blocking skills. He was defended well, however, so no indictments here. He still looks very good. 

10/21 - Harrison showed why he's the best WR in the nation. He was unstoppable, hauling in 11 catches for 162 yards, 1 TD. He flashed an amazing blend of speed, size, route running and body control. Kalen King might end up being a Round-1 CB, yet he couldn't hem his WR up.

2) Malik Nabers | 6'0 | 195 | WR | LSU

9/3 - Florida State - Nabers showed off good functional speed with his routes along with some shiftiness. While he did haul in 6 catches, he did struggle to shake off coverage on a few notable plays. 

10/7 - Missouri - Nabers had a very good game, caught 6 balls for 146 yards, 1 TD. His combination of size, strength, and dawg was too much to contain. 

10/14 - Auburn - Nabers drew very good coverage in the form of James and Pritchett, but still founds success getting open, more so on the former. He went 6/89 with 1 TD.

3) Keon Coleman | 6'3 | 215 | WR | Florida State

9/3 - LSU - Coleman had a terrific game, looked like the best offensive weapon on either side of the filed in this one. He went 9/122 with 3 TDs. He ran with speed on deep routes, while displaying physicality in high-pointing the ball and coming down with it. No matter who covered him, he was able to get open. 

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

10/14 - Oregon - Had a great game, showing off plus route running and great hands, was able to win against tough coverage. He had 8 catches for 122 yards, 2 TDs. He was by far Washington's main desired target.

5) Emeka Egbuka | 6'1 | 205 | WR | Ohio State

9/2 - Indiana - Only caught 3 balls for 16 yards, as McCord didn't shine. 

9/23 - Notre Dame - Had himself a very nice game, showed his ability to get open throughout the game. He caught 7 balls for 96 yards, was a mainstay for his offense, even against good DB play.

6) Troy Franklin | 6'0 | 190 | WR | Oregon

9/9 - Texas Tech - Franklin flashed deep speed, coupled with the ability to stack CBs. He had 6 catches for 103 yards, 1 TD. He looked like a legitimate #1 target at times. 

10/14 - Washington - Had a very impressive outing, posting 8 catches for 154 yards, 1 TD. His ability to get deep and beat coverages was on display, as he was too much to contain as a whole. 

7) Xavier Worthy | 6'1 | 165 | WR | Texas

9/9 - Alabama - Worthy was impressive. He showed off great speed, enough to get open against McKinstry, one of the nation's best CBs. In addition to flashy speed, he ran good routes, placed himself nicely to get the ball.

10/7 - Oklahoma - Was targeted often with good reason. He ran fast, slippery routes, was a challenge to bottle up. He had 8 catches for 108 yards. 

8) Adonai Mitchell | 6'4 | 195 | WR | Texas

9/9 - Alabama - Mitchell had just 3 catches, but impressed with his 78 yards gained in doing so. He stacked coverage well and showed great hands and ball concentration. 

10/7 - Oklahoma - Had just 3 receptions for 33 yards, didn't have the success getting open as others did. He looked average today. 

9) Xavier Legette | 6'3 | 227 | WR | South Carolina

9/16 - Georgia - Legette was the best WR on the field today. He ran powerful routes and was excellent going up for the ball. He caught 7 balls for 71 yards, was looked to very often.

10) Roman Wilson | 6'0 | 192 | WR | Michigan

10/7 - Minnesota - Wilson caught just 3 balls for 56 yards, but that's no knock on his play. He showed off plus route running and very good speed at all levels.

11) Ja'Lynn Polk | 6'2 | 204 | WR | Washington

12) Brian Thomas Jr. | 6'4 | 205 | WR | LSU

9/3 - Florida State - Had a great game, catching 7 balls for 142 yards, 1 TD. He was a matchup nightmare for the DBs, using his speed and strength to body defenders.

10/7 - Missouri - Was very solid, occupied better coverage so his teammate Nabers could explode. Thomas had 4 catches for 66 yards and 1 TD, looked the part. 

10/14 - Auburn - Thomas was quiet today, caught just 2 balls for 7 yards.  He mostly drew Pritchett in coverage, who's a great CB. 

13) Ladd McConkey | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Georgia

9/16 - South Carolina - Not a single reception, wasn't part of the game plan.

10/14 - Vanderbilt - Looked very solid today, did a great job of finding soft spots within zone coverage. He had 4 catches for 588 yards. 

14) Devontez Walker | 6'2 | 200 | WR | North Carolina

11/11 - Duke - Had  monster game, kicking things off with  one-handed catch down the sideline.  He showed off good speed and route running, was tough to defend. 

15) Jalen McMillan | 6'1 | 182 | WR | Washington

16) Malachi Corley | 5'11 | 210 | WR | Western Kentucky

17) Tory Horton | 6'2 | 190 | WR | Colorado State

18) Johnny Wilson | 6'6 | 235 | WR | Florida State

9/3 - LSU - Wilson did have a couple bad drops, which shouldn't be overlooked. However, he made up with it through his 7-catch 104 yard performance. He used his long frame to box out defenders, provided a big target for his QB. He proved to be a matchup nightmare against smaller DBs. 

19) J. Michael Sturdivant | 6'3 | 205 | WR | UCLA

20) Antwane Wells | 6'0 | 200 | WR | South Carolina

9/16 - Georgia - Wells left the game early with a foot injury, but he flashed well when in. He caught Rattler's one TD throw.

21) Jamari Thrash | 6'1 | 180 | WR | Louisville 

22) Brenden Rice | 6'3 | 210 | WR | USC

23) Ricky Pearsall | 6'1 | 190 | WR | Florida

24) Colbie Young | 6'5 | 215 | WR | Miami

10/21 - Clemson - Young had an impressive night. He wasn't routinely covered by Nate Wiggins, an excellent CB. Young was able to get open against him a few times, hauled in 6 catches for 76 yards, 1 TD. He ran smooth, fast routes, showed very good body positioning to get superior position on the ball. 

25) Will Sheppard | 6'1 | 200 | WR | Vanderbilt

10/14 - Georgia - Looked the part running routes, but he drew great coverage, yielding him just one catch for 24 yards. 

26) Oronde Gadsden | 6'3 | 210 | WR | Syracuse

27) Jaylin Noel | 5'10 | 190 | WR | Iowa State

9/9 - Iowa - On the plus side, Noel flashed a great blend of speed and quickness, looked like a next level slot WR in that regard. He had 8 catches for 50 yards, often drew coverage from DeJean, a Round-1 caliber CB. On the down side, he did have a few drops, showing iffy hands. 

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

9/9 - Texas - Burton looked the part with his TD reception, but meh DB play enabled him just 2 receptions. His play speed and ability to get open was apparent. 

10/7 - Texas A&M - Had an excellent game, victimized DeBerry all game. He had 9 catches for 197 yards, 2 TDs.

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

9/9 - Mississippi State - Cowing was a reliable underneath target, caught 7 balls but for just 31 yards. He also lost a fumble. He looked decent overall, not special. 

30) Moose Muhammad | 6'1 | 205 | WR | Texas A&M

10/7 - Alabama - Just 2 for 49, looked very good running routes, not used enough.

31) Dominic Lovett | 5'10 | 180 | WR | Georgia

9/16 - South Carolina - Was a very reliable target today, caught 7 balls for 56 yards. He worked at intermediate levels well, got open often.

10/14 - Vanderbilt - Looked very good, ran quick slippery routes with speed, was great once the ball was in his hands. Looked like a dangerous undersized slot. He had 9 catches for 72 yards, 1 TD.

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

10/7 - Alabama - 4 catches for 88 yards, flashed speed in all facets of the game. 

33) Zakhari Franklin | 6'1 | 185 | WR | Ole Miss

34) Kris Mitchell | 6'1 | 175 | WR | Florida International

11/18 - Arkansas - Had a terrific game, showing great speed and the route running to beat coverage. He posted 6 catches for 157 yards, 1 TD.

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

9/9 - Alabama - He caught just 3 balls for 44 yards, but he provided a big-bodied target as needed, drawing attention. 

10/7 - Oklahoma - Was a key target as the game progressed, showed his ability to be a good underneath threat. He had 10 catches for 115 yards. 

36) Julian Fleming | 6'2 | 210 | WR | Ohio State

9/2 - Indiana - Looked very good working across the middle as a third WR, catching 6 balls for 58 yards. 

9/23 - Notre Dame - Went just 2 for 8  yards, but drew coverage which allowed others to get open. 

10/21 - Had just 1 receptions for 9 yards, wasn't a factor.

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