Jan 2, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Nick Toon (1) catches a touchdown pass defended by Wisconsin Badgers safety Frank Tamakloe (47) in the 2012 Rose Bowl game at the Rose Bowl. The Oregon Ducks won 45-38. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

Top Five Remaining WR Prospects Available


The Wide receiver position is a position that people always believe will have a lot of 1st round draft picks, but rarely it turns out that way. Many of the players who were connected to the first round didn’t go in the first round, but teams aren’t complaining as there was good value in the second round. This is a very deep WR class.

Here are some of the remaining available WR prospects.

Already Drafted

These are not order they were drafted, but rather in our pre-draft rankings of them.

  1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State (93)
  2. Kendall Wright, Baylor (92)
  3. Michael Floyd, Notre Dame (92)
  4. Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (91)
  5. Stephen Hill, Georgia Tech (90)
  6. Rueben Randle, LSU (90)
  7. Mohamed Sanu, Rutgers (87)
  8. Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma (87)
  9. Brian Quick, Appalachian State (82)
  10. A.J. Jenkins, Illinois (80)
  11. Devier Posey
  12. T.J. Graham

 

Five best remaining available

1. Chris Givens, Wake Forest

Chris Givens is extremely athletic and should be a guy who can create instant separation at the N.F.L. especially out of the slot. There’s a little bit of buzz that Givens might be difficult to work with, however. I can’t confirm that. Does a good job in his routes selling his moves, pretty good, but not great hands. One of the most explosive Wide receivers remaining.

2. Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa

Mcnutt has good size and pretty good speed, a former QB who understands routes. Mcnutt excels on slants and deep passes, but drops too many catchable passes a pretty good and willing blocker. McNutt is not a pro bowl guy but has number two starter upside potential.

3. Nick Toon, WR, Wisconsin

Another guy who can make some big plays. Toon has good lineage, the son of Former New York Jets great Al Toon. Toon is a possession WR who could struggle to create separation in the N.F.L. Should be a guy who produces on whatever team he ends up on.

4. Greg Childs, Arkansas

Greg Childs is a terrific player, but had a really bad 2011 College Football season probably due to injuries. In his proday he showed off the explosion everyone knew he had from his 2010 film. Childs is big, and catch well. He also runs good routes. The highest upside player available-a guy who could have seriously challenged for the first round if he had stayed healthy and had a good 2011. His stock depends on the meidcal evaluations.

5. Marvin Jones, WR, Cal

Jones was one of my favorite players heading into the season and he showecased that at the Senior Bowl so much so people thought he would go in the second round, which he did not. Jones reminds many of Donald Driver and I think is one of the safest prospects remaining. He’s long and tall and has good speed.

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Scouting reports for all of these players on our scouting report page

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