There is a trio of 1st Round talent in the 2017 wide receiver class with a bunch of promising mid-to-late round picks who have to develop their skills a bit to succeed in the pros.

Their value for Fantasy Football will be greatly impacted by the team's who draft them. But since we have about six more weeks until April's Draft, we like to look at their performances from the NFL Combine and briefly describe each WRs skill-set in an effort to get you familiar with this group, so by the time Fantasy Football drafts roll around, you'll be more than familiar with this crop of rookie receivers,

Corey Davis: Western Michigan: 6’3: 205. Amazing ability to track the deep ball, come back to the ball when breaking off routes, and excellent jump ball technique especially in the red-zone.  Davis is our favorite receiver heading into this year’s draft. Combine: Didn’t participate in combine due to ankle surgery

Mike Williams, Clemson: 6’3 205: Size and speed combo who is physical at point of contact. Not a blazing fast runner (think Mike Evans) and needs to work on route running, but all the intangibles are certainly there for him to blossom on the pro level. Combine: 15 bench, 32.5 vert (did not run 40 yard dash).

John Ross, Washington 5’11, 190 pounds: Speedy, slot receiver. Brandin Cooks but a bit of a smaller frame.  Struggles against physical corners. Broke Chris Johnson’s 40 yard dash record at the NFL Combine. Combine: 4.22 40 yard dash, 37 vert, 133 broad

Curtis Samuel, Ohio State: 5’11 197 pounds. Just as much of a slot receiver as RB. Not in an between the tackles guy.  Mix or Percy Harvin. Speedy down field and elusive in open field. Combine: 4.31 40 yard dash, 18 reps on bench, 37 inch vert

JuJu Smith Schuster, USC 6’2, 215 pounds: Strong hands, physical at catch. Not high end speed. Could develop into high volume possession receiver like Anquan Boldin or Pierre Garcon. Combine: 4.54 40 yard dash, 15 reps, 32.5 vert

Zay Jones, East Carolina, 6’1 202: Big Senior Bowl. All time FBS reception leader in receptions. Wins at high point.  Quick off the line. Solid speed and separation. Good hands and routes.  Not overly elusive in open field. Combine: 4.44 40 yard dash, 15 reps, 36.5 vert, 133 broad

Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington: 6’1, 198 pounds: Great week at senior bowl. Great hands, Questionable speed.  Jarvis Landry esque in pass catching ability. Could be a solid Number 2 if drafted by solid offense with established Number 1.Combine: 4.62 40 yard dash, 31 inch vertical, 116 inch broad jump

ArDarius Stewart, Alabama: 6’1, 204: Underutilized in Bama offense with freshman QB. Tough receiver who is solid on all levels but not a standout in any particular skill set. Combine: 4.49 40 yard dash, 34 inch vertical, 124 inch broad jump

Chad Hansen: CAL 6’2, 205 pounds: Good size, strong hands, works in the middle. Forces missed tackles. Not a lot of separation at the line but great at tracking deep ball. Combine: 4.53 40 yard dash, 11 reps, 35 inch vertical, 119 inch broad jump

Chris Godwin, Penn State: 6’1, 207: Quick, slips by defenders with ball. Combine: 4.42 40 yard dash, 19 reps, 36 inch vertical, 126 inch broad jump

Noah Brown, Ohio State, 6/2, 218: quick and big. Big potential. Young with raw skills. Combine:19 reps on bench press

Dede Westbrook: 6/0 175 pound Slot receiver, good hands, small frame. Dangerous after the catch. Smooth vertical runner.

Malachi Dupre, LSU 6’2, 196 pounds: athletic/size but upfield speed leaves a lot to be desired.Combine: 4.52 40 yard dash, 11 reps, 39.5 inch vertical jump, 135 inch broad jump


Top WR Combine Performers:

40 yard dash

John Ross: 4.22

Curtis Samuel: 4.31



Billy Brown, Shepherd: 23

Noah Brown, Ohio State: 19

Chris Godwin; 19

Curtis Samuel: 18


Vertical Jump

Speedy Noil, Texas A&M: 43.5 inches

Robert Davis, Georgia State 41.0 inches


Broad Jump

Robert Davis Georgia State 11’4 feet

Malachi Dupre, LSU 11’3 feet


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