Ranking the WR prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft
The 2018 NFL Draft wide receiver class lacks true consensus No. 1 options, but it’s loaded with No. 2 and No. 3 potential threats. From bigger receivers, to slot options, to hybrids, this class offers something for everyone depending on the desired skillset. There may not be many first-round receivers in the class, but there’s talent to be had in the middle rounds for sure.
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[Editor’s note: These rankings were originally posted on March 1, and following the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine and various pro day workouts, these rankings have evolved as we head toward the draft.]
1. Michael Gallup, Colorado State
One of the more underrated receivers in the draft, Gallup is a smooth runner with good speed and skills after the catch. He uses his hands to create late separation down the field and he’s been one of the most productive receivers in the nation over the last two years, ranking second in yards per route in 2016 at 4.34 and 15th in 2017 at 3.18.