The 2020 WR draft class was straight silly with talent. Thirty-seven WRs were drafted in total, seventeen of which went in the first 3 rounds alone.
The 2021 class is loaded at the top as well, and could produce quite a few 1st-Rounders too. I have eighteen WRs ranked within my Top 100, and while rankings do not dictate draft position outright, there is nor shortage of talent here. In particular, this draft boasts a very deep pool of slot WRs, which the NFL is really starting to see the value of.
1) Ja'Marr Chase | 6'0 | 200 | WR | LSU - (Opting Out)
Scouts and talent evaluators alike are cautioned to not fall in love with stat lines. It's hard not to fall prey to as much when looking at Chase. In 2019, he hauled in 84 balls for an astonishing 1,780 yards, good for 20 TDs. He went for over 220 yards in three separate contests, his most impressive being his 221-yard beating he handed Clemson in the National Championship. He's an excellent outside X who knows how to get separation from even the best of CBs. With one false step of the defender, he has the speed to stack him up and track the ball. He also does a fine job of drifting into the defender as the ball's in the air, only to drift away right before the ball comes to create space for the catch.
2) DeVonta Smith | 6'0 | 170 | WR | Alabama -
Smith is another WR who doesn't have great size or overall girth, but plays with so much speed that he's hard to contain. While he plays fast, he runs smooth routes and can change direction without losing much speed at all. The stat lines against Ole Miss and LSU were gaudy, but in each contest he was completely in the zone. as neither team had an answer toward defending him.
9/26 - Missouri - Smith had 8 reception for 89 yards, and aside from one drop he looked good. He ran smooth routes and displayed his speed. While he wasn't the dangerous deep threat we've seen prior, he was a reliable target who got open throughout the night.
10/3 - Texas A&M - Smith had 6 catches for 63 yards and 1 TD. While he certainly didn't look bad, he wasn't dynamic.
10/10 - Ole Miss - Smith was excellent, catching 13 balls for 164 yards. His combination of quickness, speed and route running was too much.
10/17 - Georgia - Smith had an excellent game. His speed, route running and the way he worked back to the ball was flawless. He ended with 11 grabs, 167 yards, 2 scores. He looked like a top-10 player.
10/24 - Tennessee - Smith had a quiet game by his standards, catching 7 balls for 73 yards. Above all, he showed great awareness of his QB needing him to work back to the ball, did so very well.
10/31 - Miss. State - Smith demolished the secondary today, catching 11 balls for 203 yards, 4 TDs. Everyone knew where the ball was going, yet no one could stop Smith.
11/21 - Kentucky - Aside for one drop, Smith looked very good. He showed off long speed in his routes, but also the ability to find niches within the defense and exploit them as well. He ended up with 9 grabs for 144 yards, 2 TDs.
11/27 - Auburn - Smith confirmed his value as a top-10 pick in my book. He had 7 catches for 171 yards, 2 TDs. Amazing. Yes. What impressed was his avid route running, his ability to do the little things incredibly well which constantly puts defenses in compromised positions. Smoke Monday is a draft-worthy SAF, and Smith toyed with him.
3) Jaylen Waddle | 5'10 | 185 | WR | Alabama -
Waddle has been surrounded by insane talent over the past two years, yet he's never looked out of place and has proven to be a threat in his own right. He lacks size, but this kid is insanely fast. With Ruggs and Jeudy having moved on, he'll get far more opportunities to showcase his talents. He's may be at his best on crossing routes, using his ability to pull away from defenders and get YAC.
9/26 - Missouri - Waddle led the Tide with 8 receptions for 134 yards, 2 TDs. He displayed excellent hands coupled with terrific deep speed. He ran very good routes and was elusive after the catch.
10/3 - Texas A&M - Waddle had 5 catches for a monstrous 142 yards. He ran great routes and flashed his insane speed, beating double coverage for a long TD reception of 87 yards.
10/10 - Ole Miss - Waddle had 6 catches for 120 yards, showed not only his deep speed but good route running. He looked like a certified WR1 today.
10/17 - Georgia - Waddle's deep speed is simply too much for CBs to contend with play after play. He had 6 catches for 161 yards, 1 TD.
4) Rashod Bateman | 6'1 | 210 | WR | Minnesota -
Bateman really looked good in 2018, and he did nothing but capitalize on that in 2019. He caught 60 passes for 1,219 yards, scoring 11 TDs. He has an ideal blend of size and speed, coupled with very good route-running. He contributes in the long game by stretching the defense, also operate well as a possession target. He's a bear to defend, as he simply understand his position quite well and plays to what's needed from him.
10/24 - Michigan - Bateman operated out of the slot vs. being utilized as an "X" as we saw last year. Because of as much, he was targeted mostly on quick slants. He had 9 catches for 101 yards, did show his ability to get YAC. He also drew P.I. proving tough to defend.
10/30 - Maryland - Minnesota opted to run the ball all night, which hurt them as well as Bateman's ability to contribute. This was a head-scratcher. At any event, he had 5 catches for 62 yards, operated well as a big slot, yet again.
11/13 - Iowa - Bateman operated as a big slot once again, was namely called open to run slants, a variety of intermediate level routes. He did so well, showing some niftiness and strength after the catch. He caught 8 balls for 111 yards, 1 TD.
11/20 - Purdue - Bateman played with good speed, and despite one drop he made a great over the shoulder catch. He caught just 4 balls for 59 yards, his long reception accounting for 39 of said yards. While he's certainly gifted, for more of that was evidenced last season. Through his play today, he simply looked like another receiving option out there, not a primary focus or threat.
5) Kadarius Toney | 5'11 | 190 | WR | Florida
9/26 - Ole Miss - Toney did secure 5 catches for 59 yards, and while he did show off his speed and elusiveness, he wasn't as dangerous in the open field as we've seen prior.
10/3 - South Carolina - Toney had a very solid game, final able to show his contributable value as a receiver. He posted 6 receptions for 86 yards, 1 TD. His long reception of 57 yards showcased his speed and just how dangerous he can be once the ball is in his hands.
10/31 - Missouri - Good for Toney. He finally got the opportunity to show what he can do when utilized as a complete threat. He caught 4 balls for 60 yards, 2 TDs. He also flashed carrying the ball 3 times for 23 yards, and in the return game. Every time the ball was in his hands, he looked special, dynamic.
11/7 - Georgia - Caught 7 balls for 42 yards, showing that he can be a dangerous space player.
11/21 - Vanderbilt - Toney appears to be getting better with each game. He caught 6 balls for 107 yards, 1 TD. He showed well after the catch. He also excelled in the return game. Aside from one lost fumble, he looked like a dangerous chess piece.
6) Elijah Moore | 5'9 | 184 | WR | Ole Miss
Moore is undersized, but plays with a remarkable blend of speed and quickness. In 2020, Auburn was the only game where he didn't decimate the defense. He destroyed Florida and Alabama, two teams that are well-coached and chalked full of NFL talent within their secondary. If used in an offensive spread scheme where he has room to roam and get free, he's simply one of the nation's most dangerous targets, period.
9/26 - Florida - Moore had a sensational game, was easily the most prolific, dangerous WR on the field today. He showed off very good speed, had a consistent knack for getting open and torching the defense with YAC. He looked as good as any slot WR in the nation in this contest, a player who looks to be ascending in Kiffin's offense.
10/3 - Kentucky - Moore was on display again, thrashing the Wildcats for 92 yards on 10 receptions. He was too fast and crafty for the secondary to keep him contained.
10/10 - Alabama - Moore looked just as good as Waddle and Smith on several of his receptions. He went 11/143 himself and proved to be a nightmare matchup for the Tide. He flashed very good speed and quickness, was elusive in his route running and after the catch.
10/17 - Arkansas - Moore was excellent, proving again that his speed, quickness and route running is just too good for any secondary to lock up. He had 11 grabs for 113 yards, 1 TD.
11/14 - South Carolina - Moore was phenomenal today. Used as both a RB and WR, he torched the Gamecock's defense all day long, and arguably was one of the last straws that led to Muschamp getting fired. Moore played with terrific quickness and long speed, seemed to be playing at a different level than everyone else. He had 6 carries for 45 yards, and a whopping 13 catches for 225 yards, 2 TDs. Stats aside, it was clear that this kid is a nightmare to cover.
7) Terrace Marshall | 6'3 | 200 | WR | LSU -
While 2019 was all about Chase and Jefferson, Marshall still flashed a number of times, finishing the season with 46 catches for 671 yards and a remarkable 13 TDs. He uses his length well to cut off and box out smaller defenders, and is a very fluid route runner. He can operate as an outside "X" or from the slot. Despite inconsistent QB play in 202, Marshall still looked like one of the nation's best WRs.
9/26 - Miss. State - Aside from one drop, Marshall really looked the part and may have already established himself as LSU's WR1. He had 8 catches for 122 yards, 2 TDs. He made some very good catches, including a one-hander for a TD. He has able to shake coverage off and use speed to get behind defenders.
10/10 - Missouri - With the exception of Freshman TE Arik Gilbert, Marshall outplayed every other LSU teammate by a long shot. His stat line is eye candy, posting 11 catches for 235 yards worth 3 TDs. He displayed a great blend of size, speed, route-running and reliable hands play. No matter who went up against him, Marshall won. He looked like a very solid Day 2 prospect.
10/24 - South Carolina - Marshall continued to impress. He caught 6 balls for 88 yards, scored twice. He showed of good functional speed and toughness, able to beat guys over the top and on crossers through traffic.
10/31 - Auburn - Marshall had a decent game with 4 catches for 28 yards, but was limited to underneath work. Auburn's defense didn't allow anything else, but he contributed well just the same.
11/28 - Texas A&M- Marshall was the one bright spot for LSU. He had 10 catches for 134 yards, 1 TD. He was a reliable target at all levels, showe3d good speed as a whole.
8) Rondale Moore | 5'9 | 180 | WR | Purdue -
Moore's 2019 season was cut short, which really sucks considering just how dynamic he was a Freshman in 2018. He's undersized, but it doesn't matter. He plays with blistering speed and needs very little green to completely decimate a secondary. He's a match up nightmare, especially when he can operate out of the slot against slower defenders, or gets steam behind him when motioning as a "Z".
11/20 - Minnesota - Moore obliterated the stat sheet, as he caught 15 balls for 116 yards. He also had 3 carries for 40 yards. Purely from a production standpoint, he excelled. However, Moore was targeted on very short to intermediate routes/plays for the balance of the game. His speed and nifty footwork were on display, but there wasn't a great deal of route-running to observe.
9) Amari Rodgers | 5'9 | 210 | WR | Clemson
10/3 - Virginia - Rodgers had a great game. He showed off a very good blend of quickness and over the top long speed. He had 6 receptions for 72 yards, 2 TDs.
10/31 - Boston College - Rodgers really looked good. he ran sharp routes and was able to get open throughout the game. He was a reliable target, caught 7 balls for 66 yards, 1 TD.
11/7 - Notre Dame - Rodgers really showed his value as a compact, tough intermediate target who can get open. He had a couple ball issues, but overall showed how well he can contribute. He had 8 receptions for 134 yards.
10) Tutu Atwell | 5'9 | 170 | WR | Louisville -
He's undersized, dare I say small. But, when operating out of the slot as he predominantly does, he has that inherent cushion that allows him to dart past CBs unscathed. In 2019, he led the nation not only in yards from the slot with 4.37, but in YAC with a whopping 752. He can't play on the outside consistently, so he won't be a sought after prospect for every team. That said, he's a dangerous weapon to have at one's disposal.
9/12 - Western Kentucky - Atwell had a great game, was very dangerous on crossing routes, used his insane speed to get separation. He ran solid routes and displayed good hands. He had 7 catches for 78 yards.
9/19 - Miami - Atwell flashed again, going 8/114 with 2 TDs. He was simply too fast and elusive for Miami to keep a handle on. While he can't fit into every scheme or WR duty, when used properly he was very dangerous.
10/17 - Notre Dame - Atwell didn't have a bad game, but could only post 4 catches for 40 yards thanks to great coverage from TaRiq Bracy.
10/24 - Florida State - Atwell had just 3 receptions, but he amassed 129 yards and a TD doing so. When used properly, his speed created issues.
10/31 - VA Tech - Atwell caught 8 balls for 78 yards, was a match up problem on crossing routes.
11) D'Wayne Eskridge | 5'9 | 190 | WR | Western Michigan
11/11 - Toledo - Eskridge had an impressive outing. He caught 7 balls for 131 yards, 1 TD. He also returned 4 kicks for 116 yards. The thing that stood out was his speed and cutting ability. It wouldn't surprise me to see him run in the 4.3's, as his ability to significantly outpace coverage was more than apparent.
11/18 - Central Michigan - Eskridge flashed again. He caught just 4 balls, but three of them went for TDs, as he amassed 212 yards in total. His long reception of 85 yards more than showed just how dangerous he can be with the ball in his hands.
12) Amon-Ra St. Brown | 6'1 | 195 | WR | USC -
St. Brown has all the stats to impress, but when watching his game tape it's clear that he has as good of an understanding on how to execute his position as any WR in this draft. While the kid has the speed to outpace many a defender, and does so, he's very nuanced in doing so. His ability to set up defenders and play to his strengths and/or their weaknesses is impressive.
11/7 - Arizona State - St. Brown had a good outing, catching 7 balls for 100 yards. He drew Jack Jones for most of the game, and it was a fun match up to watch. The fact that St. Brown was able to produce against him speaks volumes.
11/14 - Arizona - Kedon Slovis was off and on this game, and his play impacted his WR corps. When on, he did have success getting the ball to St. Brown. St. Brown did a good job of getting open, showing a solid blend of speed and route-running. He had 7 catches for 113 yards.
11/21 - Utah - Aside from a drop early, St. Brown looked solid. He generally caught the ball cleanly and showed a promising ability to create yards after the catch.
12/5 - Washington State - St. Brown had a very productive game. While his 7 receptions for 65 yards is solid, it was the 4 TDs that stood out. Overall, he ran good routes and proved to be a reliable target.
13) Dyami Brown | 6'1 | 195 | WR | North Carolina
9/12 - Syracuse - Brown had a very nice game. He had 6 catches for 94 yards, showed off very good speed with the ability to get open on a consistent basis. he was a challenging guy to keep under wraps.
10/3 - Boston College - Brown was targeted multiple times down the sideline, but he and Howell couldn't connect. To that extent, the coverage was tight. Brown still flashed the quickness, speed and route running to get open other times however. He caught 4 passes for 60 yards.
10/10 - VA Tech - Brown once again flashed his deep speed, showing his ability to get atop of coverage. While he had just 3 catches for 86 yards, 2 of them were TDs.
11/27 - Notre Dame - Brown was limited, thanks to great defensive play by the Irish. However, he still displayed his ability to take the top off of a defense. He had 4 catches for 84 yards.
14) Tylan Wallace | 6'0 | 190 | WR | OK State -
After posting 86 receptions for 1,891 yards and 12 TDs in 2018, big things were expected of him in 2019. He didn't disappoint. While his stat line was marred by a torn ACL late in October '19, he still amassed 53 catches for 903 yards and 8 TDs. Speed is this kid's game, as he's always a threat to hit the home run ball deep. While fast, he's not one-dimensional, able to thrive at all levels.
9/19 - Tulsa - Wallace had a terrific game. While posting 4 receptions for 94 yards is good, his style of play was what impressed. His speed drew penalties, and even when coverage was tight he proved that he can win contested catch battles.
10/24 - Iowa State - Wallace had a good game, showing that he can operate and win at multiple levels. He showed long speed, couple with the ability to land some real nice blocks with a pop. He went 5/76, drew a couple P.I. penalties.
10/31 - Texas - Wallace looked as good as any WR in the nation in this one. He ran excellent routes at all levels, flashed speed coupled with the ability to get great separation. Maybe most impressive was how well he snatched the ball away from defenders, showing great ball control and fight for the ball. He went 11/187 with 2 TDs, looked like a 1st-Round talent.
11/21 - Oklahoma - Tre Brown is an NFL-caliber CB, and Wallace bested him a few times. Wallace showed that he can operate at multiple levels and run the full route tree. He flashed very good speed and ball skills to match. He had 4 catches for 68 yards.
11/28 - Texas Tech - Wallace had a very nice outing. He showed off plus route-running a good ball skills. He had 7 grabs for 129 yards, 1 TD. He was a tough kid to bottle up.
12/5 - TCU - Wallace had to leave the game early due to a leg injury, but up to that point he played with speed and looked good at all levels. He had 7 catches for 92 yards, 1 TD.
15) Shi Smith | 5'10 | 186 | WR | South Carolina
9/26 - Tennessee - Smith had a great game. He lit up the stat line with 10 receptions for 140 yards,1 TD. Operating out of the slot, he was simply too fast and quick for the secondary to lock up. He did an excellent job of breaking his routes of with quickness, creating separation.
10/3 - Florida - This was another good game for Smith. He was targeted throughout the game, ended up with 12 receptions for 85 yards. His ability to shred defenses was more than apparent.
10/17 - Auburn - Smith had an impressive game. He went 8/76, 1 TD. He flashed very good functional speed and was feisty as a blocker out on the perimeter.
10/24 - LSU - Smith drew heavy attention all night, was able to only haul in 2 balls for 68 yards. He didn't look bad by any means, just didn't have many looks given the defensive schemes.
11/7 - Texas A&M - Smith got little help from his QB, but he still managed to get open enough to catch 7 balls for 64 yards. He excelled on intermediate routes.
11/14 - Ole Miss - Smith had a fantastic game. If I recall, one of the announcers stated that Smith caught every one of the first 7 passes on the day. He was targeted often, and even when everyone knew the ball was going to him, he couldn't be locked up. His short area quickness and able to produce was impressive. He had 19 catches for 117 yards, 1 TD.
16) Dazz Newsome | 5'10 | 185 | WR | North Carolina
9/12 - Syracuse - Newsome had a very solid game, showing off very good play speed and the ability to get open at multiple levels of the field. His 2 catches for 25 yards belies how well he played.
10/3 - Boston College - Newsome was neutralized all game, had just 1 reception for 6 yards.
10/10 - VA Tech - Newsome had a very good game, amassing 7 receptions for 69 yards, 1 TD. He ran good routes played with real good speed.
11/27 - Notre Dame - Newsome impressed me today. He caught 6 balls for 64 yards, which isn't eye-popping. However, he caught the ball cleanly and showed excellent run after the catch abilities.
17) Demetric Felton | 5'8 | 190 | WR/RB | UCLA
11/28 - Felton had an impressive game. While he did strike me as being small, he took hits well and was able to get YAC. He had 32 carries for 206 yards, 1 TD. He effectively was UCLA's offense in this game, as they kept feeding him and he kept producing. His running style wasn't real sudden with distinct cuts, but he seemed to flow with quick smoothness and overall speed.
18) Nico Collins | 6'4 | 215 | WR | Michigan
19) Seth Williams | 6'2 | 224 | WR | Auburn -
Williams is built like a smallish TE yet still has good game speed. He has some long receptions, but he's more of a mid-level, possession guy. That isn't a knock on him, as he's a challenge to defend within the hashes. He's not as much of a consummate production machine as other WRs, but has a higher ceiling than most when in the zone. When he's consistently fed the ball, he goes nuts. His games against Miss. State and Georgia evidences as much.
9/26 - Kentucky - Williams had a great game, showing his ability to create separation and win contested catch battles. He was a big, reliable option who was targeted often. Kentucky had no answer for him. He had 6 catches for 112 yards, 2 TDs.
10/3 - Georgia - Williams had a very meh outing, going just 3/34. Tyson Campbell had him locked up pretty much all game.
10/17 - South Carolina - Williams had a solid outing, caught 4 balls for 74 yards. While Horn won the war, Williams succeeded on a few battles, one 50/50 ball in particular.
10/31 - LSU - Williams had a good game, his size being the difference make overall. He caught 4 balls for 71 yards, was able to best Derek Stingley a couple times. When Williams is able to use his body to box out defenders, he's a very tough match up, as seen.
11/27 - Alabama - Williams was held to just 3 catches for 17 yards, simply couldn't get separation against Jobe.
20) Sage Surratt | 6'2 | 215 | WR | Wake Forest - (Opting Out)
Surratt has excellent size and is deceptively fast, possessing the ability to get atop of coverage and haul in the deep ball. Despite missing time at the end of 2019 with a shoulder injury, he still posted 66 receptions for 1,001 yards and 11 TDs. He's incredibly reliable, a guy that operates at all levels and is always good for 5+ receptions in each contest.
21) Tyler Vaughns | 6'1 | 195 | WR | USC
Smooth. That might be the best word to describe Vaughns. If not, consistent would certainly work as well. He's a smooth route runner who's produced each year over the past three seasons. He has very good speed and looks effortless going in and out of his breaks at times. He's a lock for 4+ catches a game, could certainly be a 1,000+ WR if fed more frequently. He's a monster on go-routes from the "X", but is more than adept to handle slot and/or flanker duties.
11/7 - Arizona State - Vaughns quietly produced 7 catches for 53 yards. His routes were fluid, razor sharp on the cuts. He was adept at reading the secondary and knowing just how to exploit the zone coverage he faced.
11/14 - Arizona - Aside for 1 drop, Vaughns was a reliable receiving option in this one. He ran good routes and played with a very good blend of speed and quickness. While not dominant, he was effective.
11/21 - Utah - Vaughns was effective when targeted, caught 4 balls for 62 yards, 1 TD. His long reception showed off his fast functional speed.
12/5 - Washington State - Vaughns had 5 receptions for 69 yards, 1 TD. His routes were fast, enabled him to get good separation.
22) Ihmir Smith-Marsette | 6'2 | 186 | WR | Iowa
10/24 - Purdue - Flashed great speed in the return game, but was held without a catch.
11/13 - Nebraska - Had a very good catch early on, taking a pop and holding onto the ball. While he showed great speed running routes, he wasn't targeted much. he had 3 catches for 44 yards.
23) Josh Palmer | 6'1 | 210 | WR | Tennessee -
9/26 - South Carolina - Palmer had a real nice game, his play standing out quite a few times. He amassed 6 catches for 85 yards, 1 TD. He played with good strength and was often too much for SC's lesser CBs to handle.
10/3 - Missouri - Palmer had 4 catches for 71 yards, used his size and speed to beat defenders. While not flashy or dynamic, a load to handle.
10/10 - Georgia - This was a good game for Palmer. He posted 4 catches for 71 yards, 2 TDs. UGA might have the best secondary in the country, yet Palmer was able to beat two very respectable CBs on his TD grabs. He displayed good functional speed, body control and hands.
10/17 - Kentucky - Palmer underwhelmed, had just 1 catch and couldn't create any separation.
10/24 - Alabama - Palmer had a very good night, gave Surtain some solid challenges, even beating him deep on a fade pattern for a TD. He went 4 for 57, was targeted often.
24) Dez Fitzpatrick | 6'2 | 202 | WR | Louisville
9/12 - Western Kentucky - Fitzpatrick had a very good game, catching 4 balls for 110 yards, 1 TD. He ran smooth routes, displayed shakes and speed after the catch.
9/19 - Miami - Fitzpatrick was very steady, catching 7 balls for 74 yards. He did a great job of drawing coverage and made some good catches after running very solid routes.
10/17 - Notre Dame - Caught just 2 balls and couldn't get consistent separation.
10/24 - Florida State - See above. He went 2 for 30, ran smooth routes but couldn't separate.
10/31 - VA Tech - Went 5 for 158 yards, 1 TD. he ran good routes and was able to get open a number of times.
25) Cornell Powell | 6'0 | 205 | WR | Clemson
26) Tamorrion Terry | 6'3 | 205 | WR | Florida State -
27) Anthony Schwartz | 6'0 | 180 | WR | Auburn
9/26 - Kentucky - Caught 3 balls for 40 yards, simply wasn't targeted enough. He showed his value with his speed after the catch.
10/3 - Georgia - Somewhat quietly caught 8 balls for 57 yards. He didn't have the chance to stretch the field, but was dependable on quick-hitters.
10/17 - South Carolina - Had 6 receptions for 59 yards, proved to be a reliable target.
10/31 - LSU - Schwartz had just 4 catches, but he amassed 123 yards thanks to his long reception of 91 yards. He straight line speed can be a real difference maker when it comes to YAC.
11/27 - Alabama - Schwartz led his team with 5 receptions for 60 yards. While fast, he showed some nuance in running his patterns.
28) Austin Watkins Jr. | 6'2 | 207 | WR | UAB -
29) Frank Darby | 6'0 | 195 | WR | Arizona State
30) Dax Milne | 6'0 | 190 | WR | BYU
31) Jonathan Adams Jr. | 6'3 | 220 | WR | Arkansas State
9/5 - Memphis - Adams was a beast. He had 6 receptions for 65 yards. He wasn't sudden in his routes and rounded edges on his cuts, but he showed speed on long routes and was a great possession guy underneath. What stood out most was his perimeter blocking, getting the better of T.J. Carter multiple times. Adams was targeted often and looks to be a player this offense will revolve around.
9/12 - Kansas State - Adams had a great game. He used his superior size and athletic ability to dwarf KSU defenders. He displayed very good hands on a few balls and was simply a guy in the zone. He finished with 8 catches for 98 yards, 3 TDs.
10/17 - Georgia State - Adams was a monster in this one. While he started off somewhat slow, he caught fire and was too much to cover. He amassed 177 yards on 15 catches. While he used his sheer size to gain position on defenders, he flashed good functional speed as well.
32) Cade Johnson | 5'10 | 186 | South Dakota State
33) Jaelon Darden | 5'9 | 174 | WR | North Texas
11/7 - UTSA - Darden had a good game. Despite dropping what would have been a TD pass in the 1st quarter, he was good. He ran very good, fast routes. While he has a slight frame, dangerous when in the clear.
12/3 - LA Tech - Darden had a real good game. He dropped a couple balls, and the first one actually bounced off of him and was intercepted. The aforementioned aside, Darden showed off amazing quickness and long speed to match. He hauled in 8 passes for 15 yards, 3 TDs. Despite being on the small side, he played with a lot of big dawg mentality, backed down from no one.
34) Simi Fehoko | 6'4 | 230 | WR | Stanford
35) Marlon Williams | 6'0 | 215 | WR | UCF
11/21 - Cincinnati - Williams had an impressive game, showed a lot. Now on the down side, he did have a few drops, two of them that were somewhat crucial. However, he ran good routes and was an alpha male beast once the ball was in his hands. Built like a RB or small LB, Williams was very difficult to take down. While his hands were iffy on his drops, he made some great catches to match. He had 8 catches for 97 yards, 2 TDs.
36) Marquez Stevenson | 5'10 | 182 | WR | Houston
10/10 - Tulane - Stevenson was impressive. He had 5 receptions for 118 yards, 1 TD. He brought feisty play to the game, along with track speed. He was able to beat defenders at multiple levels.
10/17 - BYU - Stevenson was held in check, had just 1 catch for 19 yards.
37) Damonte Coxie | 6'2 | 197 | WR | Memphis
9/5 - Arkansas State - Coxie stood out. He caught 8 balls for 90 yards, 1 TD. He displayed quickness and speed, did an excellent job of running CBs off so he'd get open on come-back routes. He looked like he could use some size, but his lack of it wasn't a factor.
38) Warren Jackson | 6'5 | 220 | WR | Colorado State - (Opting Out)
39) Trevon Grimes | 6'3 | 217 | WR | Florida
9/26 - Ole Miss - Grimes had a solid outing. He had 3 catches for 64 yards, proved to be a big target and possession option for Trask.
10/3 - South Carolina - Grimes had just 2 catches for 26 yards. He wasn't a focal point of the offense, nor did he draw heavy focus from the secondary.
10/31 - Missouri - Grimes was rather vanilla, caught 3 balls for 33 yards.
11/7 - Georgia - Went 2 for 27, looked good doing so, just wasn't targeted often.
40) Whop Philyor | 5'10 | 180 | WR | Indiana
10/24 - Penn State - Philyor had just 5 catches for 36 yards, 1 TD. After seeing him look dynamic at times last year, I was underwhelmed at his play. While his QB didn't have much time to throw the ball, he didn't create great separation.
11/21 - Ohio State - Philyor showed off his quick feet and track speed a few times, but wasn't used in a way where he could stretch the field. He was good on crossers, however, caught 6 balls for 56 yards.
41) Brennan Eagles | 6'4 | 230 | WR | Texas
42) Jhamon Ausbon | 6'2 | 218 | WR | Texas A&M (Opting Out)
43) Rico Busey Jr. | 6'1 | 193 | WR | Hawaii
44) T.J. Vasher | 6'5 | 190 | WR | Texas Tech
9/26 - Texas - Vasher certainly flashed a few times, showing his ability to operate as a big possession target. He posted 4 receptions for 74 yards, scoring 2 TDs. He proved worthy of being labelled as a match up problem, a red zone threat.
10/3 - Kansas State - Vasher went just 2 for 10, a non-factor.
11/28 - OK State - Vasher had just 1 catch, really looked like a shell of his old self.
45) Tarik Black | 6'2 | 215 | WR | Texas
9/12 - UTEP - Black had 5 catches for 80 yards, 1 TD. He looked like a beast out there, looks like a guy who could certainly ascend throughout this year.
9/26 - Texas Tech - Black left the game early and failed to notch a reception.
10/24 - Baylor - Had just 1 catch for 72 yards on a busted coverage play. Quiet otherwise.
11/27 - Iowa State - Another meh game, just 1 reception.
46) Emeka Emezie | 6'2 | 208 | WR | NC State
9/19 - Wake Forest - Emezie caught just 1 pass and simply wasn't a factor or available target.
10/3 - Pittsburgh - Emezie had a very good game, finally showing what he can do when targeted. He went 7/101 with 2 TDs. He did a great job working himself between the sideline and coverage, used his big frame to his advantage. While good-sized, he showed good functional speed.
10/10 - Virginia - Emezie was solid, but not great. He had just 3 receptions for 54 yards. He was a big target, but wasn't targeted heavily.
999) Chris Olave | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Ohio State -
999) Justyn Ross | 6'3 | 205 | WR | Clemson -
999) Jahan Dotson | 5'11 | 172 | WR | Penn State -
999) Tre Walker | 5'11 | 180 | WR | San Jose State
999) Ty Fryfogle | 6'2 | 214 | WR | Indiana
999) Reggie Roberson Jr. | 5'11 | 202 | WR | SMU - (Out for the Season)
999) Jadan Blue | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Temple
999) Johnny Johnson III | 6'0 | 198 | WR | Oregon