2014 NFL Draft: Ranking Top 5 WRs

2014 NFL Draft: Ranking Top 5 WRs

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The 2014 NFL Draft has the deepest class of wide receivers in recent memory. With at least five receivers who could reasonably go in the first round, this class possesses a ton of talent at the position. Here is a ranking of the top five WRs available.

5. Martavis Bryant

Martavis Bryant
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5. Martavis Bryant

Martavis Bryant
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On the surface, Martavis Bryant has everything you would look for in a top receiver. He has the size, athleticism, and catching ability that NFL teams love. The only thing that might raise some flags, however, is his lack of truly amazing college production. That said, Bryant's talent is obvious, and he should become a dangerous weapon at the next level.

4. Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks
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4. Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks
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A receiver with truly elite speed, Brandin Cooks is perhaps this year's most dangerous playmaking prospect. Cooks has the deep speed needed to blow past opposing corners, and the hands to make tough catches. There's no doubt that Cooks projects well at the next level.

3. Odell Beckham Jr.

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3. Odell Beckham Jr.

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A late-riser on draft boards, Odell Beckham Jr. has shown scouts and fans what he can do this offseason -- and boy, is it impressive. He has the speed to outrun defensive backs the body control to snag the ball in seemingly impossible places. He has the potential to become a top receiver in the league.

2. Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins
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2. Sammy Watkins

Sammy Watkins
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Ever since the season ended, Clemson's Sammy Watkins has been viewed as the draft's top receiver. And while he's not quite the top receiver in these rankings, he is still an extremely impressive prospect. Watkins is reminiscent of Julio Jones, and has the talent to back that comparison up.

1. Mike Evans

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1. Mike Evans

Mike Evans
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Mike Evans, the big wide receiver out of Texas A&M, is easily the best receiver in this draft class. Evans, who stands 6-foot-5, has the size to win jump balls with ease, the route running to fit into any offensive scheme, and the hands to catch nearly everything. Mike Evans is truly the definition of an elite receiver.


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