Ranking the Top 10 Rookie Wide Receivers
By Hayden Winks
Nov 8, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) stretches out but is unable to hold onto the ball as LSU Tigers cornerback Jalen Collins (32) defends during the second quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Previously, I looked at what the biggest needs are for the Houston Texans. The conclusion was that the Texans are in major need of a linebacker and a wide receiver, among other positions. Good news for Houston is last years wide receiver class busted the myth that Rookie wide receivers don’t excel in their first year. Odell Beckham Jr, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks (before his injury), and Jarvis Landry all flourished in their perspective offenses.
Today, I dug into this years deep draft class and ranked the top 10 best wide receivers. This list is comprised based off of combine and pro day results, player highlights, and scheme fit with the Texans personnel. Each listed player will be compared to an NFL player to make it easier for us to visualize how he will play at the next level.
Prospect rankings are fun because they can change quickly based on slight adjustments during pro days or off the field concerns. It is hard to predict which players will bust or be All-Pros, but one of them will be a Houston Texan next year.
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