[UPDATE] 2018 NFL Draft WR Rankings — Top 65

Look for mid-round receivers to become a new trend in 2018, as wide outs selected on days two and day three of the draft have often outperformed many of their counterparts selected in the first round. Players such as JuJu-Smith Schuster (Rd.2), Cooper Kupp (Rd.3) and Chris Godwin (Rd.3), were much more productive than the trio of wide receivers taken in the first round, which included C0rey Davis, Mike Williams and John Ross, all of whom by the way were selected inside the top ten! The wide receiver class of 2016 has also left a sour taste in the mouth of GMs, when Corey Coleman, Will Fuller, Josh Docston and Laquon Treadwell were all chosen in the first round– hardly worthy of the investment. Does recent history suggest that NFL teams are better off being more patient to draft a wide out? Will the appeal of selecting Antonio Callaway of Florida in the mid-late rounds, in hopes that he is the next Tyreek Hill (Rd.5) carry value and make decision-makers wait to address their need at the position? Lastly, will any of this year’s top playmakers merit a franchise using a top 32 overall selection on them? These are all questions that we will come to find out the answers for on April 26-28th. Below is a list of the current top 65 wide receiver prospects (with links to scouting reports and interviews), according to the NFL Draft Bible Big Board. Over the past four NFL Drafts, 33 wide receivers have been selected each year on average.

POSITIONAL RANKINGS

OFFENSE

QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | OG | C

DEFENSE

DT | 3-4 DE | 4-3 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | ST

WIDE RECEIVERS

RK FIRST LAST SCHOOL PROJ REPORT AUDIO
1 Calvin Ridley Alabama 1 LINK
2 Courtland Sutton* SMU 1 LINK
3 Christian Kirk Texas A&M 2 LINK
4 Equanimeous St. Brown Notre Dame 2 LINK
5 Deon Cain* Clemson 2 LINK
6 DJ Moore Maryland 2 LINK
7 DJ Chark LSU 2 LINK
8 Antonio Callaway* Florida 3 LINK
9 Michael Gallup Colorado State 3
10 Anthony Miller Memphis 3 LINK
11 James Washington Oklahoma State 3
12 Dante Pettis (KR) Washington 3
13 DaeSean Hamilton Penn State 4
14 Deontay Burnett* USC 4 LINK
15 Tre’Quan Smith UCF 4
16 Jaleel Scott New Mexico State 4
17 Simmie Cobbs* Indiana 4
18 J’Mon Moore Missouri 4
19 Auden Tate* Florida State 5 LINK
20 Marques Valdez-Scantling South Florida 5
21 Trey Quinn* SMU/LSU 5
22 Richie James* Middle Tennessee State 5
23 Allen Lazard Iowa State 5
24 Vyncint Smith Limestone 6 LINK LINK
25 Keke Coutee* Texas Tech 6
26 Dylan Cantrell Texas Tech 6
27 Marcell Ateman Oklahoma State 6
28 Daurice Fountain Northern Iowa 6
29 Korey Robertson* Southern Miss 6
30 Byron Pringle Kansas State 7
31 Cedrick Wilson Boise State 7
32 Davon Grayson East Carolina/Cincinnati 7
33 Jake Wieneke South Dakota State 7
34 Robert Foster Alabama 7
35 Jeff Badet Oklahoma/Kentucky 7 LINK
36 Jordan Lasley* UCLA UDFA
37 Braxton Berrios Miami UDFA
38 Quadree Henderson* (KR) Pittsburgh UDFA
39 Devonte Boyd UNLV UDFA
40 Ray Ray McCloud Clemson UDFA
41 Russell Gage LSU UDFA
42 John Franklin III FAU UDFA LINK LINK
43 Charles Holland Tiffin UDFA
44 Brandon Shed Hobart UDFA LINK
45 Javon Wims Georgia UDFA
46 Darren Carrington Utah/Oregon UDFA
47 Steven Mitchell Jr. USC UDFA
48 KaRaun White West Virginia UDFA
49 Jester Weah Pittsburgh UDFA
50 Janarion Grant (KR) Rutgers UDFA LINK
51 Steve Ishmael Syracuse UDFA
52 Adonis Jennings Temple UDFA LINK
53 Cam Phillips Virginia Tech UDFA
54 Brandon Powell Florida UDFA LINK
55 Justin Watson Penn UDFA
56 Ricky Jeune Georgia Tech UDFA
57 Kalib Woods FAU UDFA
58 Keith Kirkwood Temple UDFA LINK
59 Troy Pelletier Lehigh UDFA
60 Linell Bonner Houston UDFA
61 Allenzae Staggers Southern Miss UDFA
62 Demornay Pierson-El Nebraska UDFA LINK
63 Armanti Foreman Texas UDFA
64 Ray Bolden Stony Brook UDFA LINK
65 Charles Nelson Oregon UDFA

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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