NFL Draft Targets - Wide Receiver

 


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I would be happy with Bowe, Rice or Meachem in the 1st round. Hill would be a steal in the 2nd, but he probably won't be available. Allison, Higgins, and Gonzalez would be good 2nd round selections. The other guys would all be solid 3rd round picks.

1. Robert Meachem 6'2 214 4.39 Tennessee NFL Comparison: Javon Walker

Meachem has everything you look for in a receiver. He couples excellent size with blazing speed. He can beat you deep or take a short pass 70 yards for a touchdown. Had 71 catches for 1,298 yards and 11 touchdowns in the toughest conference in college football. His production is unmatched by any of the other WR prospects. He needs to work on route running and his ability to beat the jam. He also needs to show NFL teams he is tough and willing to go across the middle.

2. Sidney Rice 6'4 200 4.51 South Carolina NFL Comparison: Randy Moss

Rice is a tall and deceptively fast receiver. He can out jump or run by almost any defender. His body control is amazing. He just looks natural catching the football. He is an excellent vertical threat as well as a great redzone target. He has really soft, natural hands. He had 72 catches for 1,090 yards and 10 touchdowns in the SEC. He is still very raw, and he needs to run better routes and become more physical at the line of scrimmage.

3. Dwayne Bowe 6'2 221 4.50 LSU NFL Comparison: Anquan Boldin

Bowe is a big, physical possession receiver. He is a good athlete who is a threat after the catch. He has solid speed, but he isn't going to stretch a defense too much. He is a tough guy who loves to block. He has had problems with concentration and dropped passes. Needs to run better routes. Had 990 yards & 12 TDs last season.

4. Jason Hill 6'1 204 4.35 Washington St. NFL Comparison: Reggie Wayne

Hill has been a productive WR for the past three seasons with almost 3,000 receiving yards over that time. He is a very polished and good all-around receiver who knows how to get open. He runs precise routes and he has enough speed to beat you deep.

5. Aundrae Allison 6'0 192 4.39 E. Carolina NFL Comparison: Chad Johnson

Smooth athlete. Good speed and a good route runner. Runs pretty well after the catch. A legitimate deep threat. Productive with almost 1,800 yards and 11 TDs over the past two seasons. He needs to become a more physical WR, and he needs to show teams he has a good attitude and work ethic.

6. Johnnie Lee Higgins 5'11 186 4.52 UTEP NFL Comparison: Santana Moss

Higgins is a great athlete who is a terror to tackle in the open field as a receiver and punt returner. He is a great all-around receiver. He runs good routes and he is a big-time deep threat. Although he lacks height and bulk, he will go up over taller defenders and catch the ball much like Santana Moss and Steve Smith do on a regular basis. He was amazingly productive with 82 catches for 1,319 yards and 13 TDs. His only negative is his size. He has problems with physical corners as he struggles to beat the jam.

7. Anthony Gonzalez 6'0 193 4.44 Ohio St. NFL Comparison: Patrick Crayton

Gonzalez probably isn't a great fit for the Cowboys because his is nearly identical to Patrick Crayton. He is a small possession receiver who knows how to get open. He might be slightly faster than Crayton, but he is still mainly a possession WR. He has amazing hands. He had good, but not great production last season with 734 yards and 8 TDs.

8. Craig Davis 6'1 207 4.46 LSU NFL Comparison: Roddy White

Davis is a pretty good all-around receiver. He has a good combination of size and speed. He was nearly as productive as Dwayne Bowe was. He was LSU's deep threat. He runs well after the catch. He is soft and doesn't like to go across the middle. He has serious upside, but he may lack the toughness and desire to ever be a great NFL WR.

9. Paul Williams 6'1 205 4.45 Fresno St. NFL Comparison: Terrell Owens

Williams is a guy with all the physical tools in the world. He is a smaller version of T. O. He is more of an athlete playing WR than an athletic WR. His hands aren't great and he doesn't run good routes. His production as a senior was non-existent. He is however really strong and fast. He can stretch a defense, break a tackle, and out jump a defender. He is worth a 3rd or 4th round pick because of his potential, but he will most likely be a bust.

10. Brandon Myles 6'0 183 4.41 West Virginia NFL Comparison: Demetrius Williams

Myles flew under the radar because he was in a running offense. He put up respectable numbers in such a scheme (522 yards & 8 TDs). He has great deep speed. He is a smooth athlete with great body control. Myles needs to get bigger, and stronger. He also needs a lot of work technique wise. He is a guy that seems to be waiting for the opportunity to thrive.

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