Receivers for 2018 NFL Draft
Calvin Ridley, Alabama - Ridley has been the most productive recent receiver for Alabama. He isn’t an elite talent but he is consistent and talented across the board. He figures to be in the conversation as a first round selection, as scouts and coaches will fall in love with ihs game.
Dante Pettis, Washington - Pettis is a guy to keep an eye on. With no John Ross playing opposite him Pettis will need to show he can be the primary focus of an offense. He’ll see plenty of double coverage this year. How he fares against it will determine his draft status.
Christian Kirk, Texas A&M - Kirk is probably the highest rated receiver on my board at this time. He looks like an elite level athlete that can start from day one while growing into a premiere receiver. He’s a tad short at just under 6 feet tall but he makes plays.
Courtland Sutton, SMU - Sutton is hot on the heels of Kirksey. He’s a larger, less polished receiver, who offers incredible big play ability. The lower competition at SMU will hurt him but Suttons should put up huge numbers, and that will attract the interest of scouts. Though they are both receivers Sutton and Kirk are drastically different and teams will have a clear favorite of the two based on their system.
James Washington, Oklahoma State - A highly productive receiver, Washington has the look of a system player. That doesn’t mean he won’t be a solid NFL player, only that his production will be less important than his measurables and his performance at any All Star games in the postseason.
Simmie Cobbs Jr, Indiana - Cobbs is a huge receiver with good upside. He’s still very raw but he will attract a lot of attention from NFL teams this fall and should be on the shortlist for anyone interested in 2018 draft prospects.
Tight Ends for 2018 NFL Draft
Mike Gesicki, Penn State - Gesicki is a big bodies tight end with a nice catch radius. He isn’t a burner and needs to work on his blocking, but he could be a very nice outlet tight end for a number of teams.
DeAndre Goolsby, Florida - Goolsby is more of a downfield threat than Gesicki. He enjoyed a breakout season in 2016 and will look to build on those numbers this fall. He has a chance to establish himself as the best prospect at tight end with a solid year.