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Top 10 NFL-Ready WRs in 2014 College Football

Top 10 NFL-Ready Wide Receivers in College Football

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Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks and Kelvin Benjamin were all considered to be NFL-ready during their 2013 college seasons, and this was validated by all of them being selected in the first round of this year's draft. Enter 2014 and a new crop of NFL-ready WRs looking to become first-round draft picks for 2015. Let's take a look at the 10 best prospects from that crop.

10. Dorial Green-Beckham - University of Oklahoma

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10. Dorial Green-Beckham - University of Oklahoma

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Standing at 6-foot-6, weighing 230 pounds and capable of running a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash, DGB's rating has more to do with his mental attributes rather than his physical. Green-Beckham had a breakout sophomore campaign for the Missouri Tigers with 12 TDs but ended up getting dismissed from the school due to drug-related and domestic issues. He now gets a fresh start for the Oklahoma Sooners and will try to prove he has matured to NFL scouts.

9. DeVante Davis - University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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9. DeVante Davis - University of Nevada-Las Vegas

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Davis has good size for the NFL with a 6-foot-3 and 205-pound frame. It allows him to easily post up smaller cornerbacks and make contested grabs over the middle. Additionally, he's been extremely productive in college so far, including last season where he ended with 87 catches, 1290 yards and 14 touchdowns. It would seem as if he would be ranked higher, but his speed remains a big question mark as he reportedly runs the 40 in the 4.6 range.

8. Nelson Agholor - University of Southern California

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8. Nelson Agholor - University of Southern California

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The Tampa, Fla. native is a fluid and explosive receiver who has pretty good size at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. It's clear when watching film that Agholor isn't exactly a "shake-n-bake" runner with the ball in his hands, but he's extremely fast once he accelerates. He used these skills to record 56 catches for 918 yards and six touchdowns. Agholor will look to improve on those numbers as USC's No. 1 receiver in 2014 and increase his draft stock.

7. Antwan Goodley - Baylor University

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7. Antwan Goodley - Baylor University

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Goodley proved that speed is his best asset with an average of 18.9 yards-per-catch in 2013. He isn't just a threat with deep passes but also when he catches the ball at the line of scrimmage that turns into a 70-yard sprint to the end zone. Additionally, with his thick 5-foot-10, 220-pound frame, he also has the ability to make contested catches. He will look to build on his 1,339 yards and 13 TDs from last year in 2014 and raise his stock more.

6. DeVante Parker - University of Louisville

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6. DeVante Parker - University of Louisville

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Parker experienced a good 2013 as he finished with 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns. He's not exactly a burner, but that's not his main feature as a receiver. What he excels at the most is making contested catches with great leaping ability. He also possesses great body control that allows him to twist and adjust to make tough mid-air grabs. It also helps that he has good NFL size standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 210 pounds.

5. Rashad Greene - Florida State University

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5. Rashad Greene - Florida State University

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While fans continue to drool over Kelvin Benjamin's upside in the NFL, the truth of the matter is that he wasn't the best receiver on FSU's national championship team last year. The best receiver was actually Rashad Greene and his 76 catches for 1,128 yards and nine TDs are the proof. While his six-foot, 180-pound frame isn't ideal for the NFL, he's a polished route runner with great hands, and those gifts are definitely ideal for the NFL.

4. Jaelen Strong - Arizona State University

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4. Jaelen Strong - Arizona State University

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Strong has elite size for an NFL receiver with his 6-foot-4 frame and weighing 215 pounds. He used this size to his advantage as he ended 2013 with 75 catches for 1,122 yards and seven TDs. What's even more impressive is that he compiled those numbers while being slowed down by injuries. This is an attribute that NFL scouts love since it clearly shows his toughness via his willingness to play through pain. In short, he is an elite prospect.

3. Stefon Diggs - University of Maryland

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3. Stefon Diggs - University of Maryland

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The hometown hero draws immediate comparisons to the star receiver of the Seattle Seahawks, Percy Harvin. Not only does he have elite speed, as proven with his 4.39 40-yard dash time, but he's also incredibly elusive with ankle-breaking change-of-direction quickness. He uses his skills to contribute in the kick return game as well as catching passes, and that's extremely desirable to NFL teams as it also proves that he is versatile.

2. Ty Montgomery - Stanford University

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2. Ty Montgomery - Stanford University

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Montgomery was productive for Stanford in 2013 with 61 catches, 958 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has serious big-play ability and good vision after the catch with excellent acceleration. Additionally, his size is a great fit for the NFL standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 220 pounds. The first name that comes up as an NFL comparison is Anquan Boldin. The only difference is that Montgomery is actually faster while displaying the same great strength.

1. Amari Cooper - University of Alabama

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1. Amari Cooper - University of Alabama

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Say hello to the best wide receiver in the country. Cooper is a do-it-all player who excels in everything. Not only does he have great speed, but he's also mastered making mid-air adjustments for spectacular catches. Additionally, he excels at setting up defenders to make them miss and is a smooth route runner with no wasted motion. His 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame is also a great fit for the NFL. There is no WR more ready for the NFL than Cooper.

Roje Smith is a Fantasy Sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @RoKnowsDFS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google