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A look at the top receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft

2nd round loaded with WR talent

Jay Binkley
February 10, 2019 - 9:21 am
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The combine will determine where many of the wide receivers go in the NFL draft.  However the 2nd round looks to be loaded for possibilities for the Kansas City Chiefs as they have 2 2nd round picks:

So far in my draft preview and you can see them all at 610sports.com I looked at:

CORNERS:

SAFETIES:

TIGHT ENDS:

 

-Now a look at the wide receiver position:

-D.K. Metcalf Ole Miss- big receiver at 6'4" 230 lbs.  Got hurt but in 7 games totaled 26 catches for 529 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Probable 1st rounder.

From Matt Miller:

Before suffering a neck injury in October, D.K. Metcalf was looking like one of the top wide receivers in the 2019 class. Now that he's been cleared by doctors, he's back with a Round 1 grade on my board. That's great news for the wide receiver-needy Baltimore Ravens.

One of the keys to helping a quarterback without great accuracy is to give him speed to stretch the field vertically or size with an extended catch radius. Metcalf (6'4", 230 lbs) will give Lamar Jackson that big, long target he needs on the outside to haul in passes that might not hit the mark.

As long as Metcalf's medicals go well at the combine, he's looking like a first-round lock.

 

-Marquise Brown Oklahoma-Big play WR and could be the top WR in this draft.  On the smaller side at 5'10 168 lbs but huge playmaking potential as he had 75 catches for 1318 yards and 17 touchdowns.  Can you imagine having 2 Tyreek Hill's on your team?  First rounder for sure

What Matt Miller had to say:

The top-ranked receiver in the 2019 draft class lasts until pick No. 19, which might be too good to be true by late April.

Marquise Brown has serious juice in his game; he has excellent playmaking skills after the catch and terrific separation throughout his routes. With many NFL teams wanting the next Antonio Brown or Tyreek Hill, scouts will fall in love with speed receivers. Teams with a need for an offensive boost will fall in love with with Marquise Brown's game and traits.

The only real concern is a foot injury that slowed him down in the College Football Playoff, but his 2018 tape was good enough to potentially push him into the top 10 picks of the draft.

 

-A. J. Bown Ole Miss-Like Iowa with 2 top tight end prospects it's Ole Miss at WR.  Good size at 6'1" 225 lbs. Had 85 catches for 1320 yards and 6 touchdowns.  2nd rounder probably but the 2nd round is loaded with WR's

From The Draft Network:

Blocking – When the effort is there, the results are typically good. Extremely capable and adequately technical in his approach, but could show more of a desire to make an impact in this way. Falls off contact late at times and doesn’t work hard to re-establish position.

Competitive Toughness – Tough after the catch and physical when called upon to be. Consistent trash talker who plays confident football and won’t back down from defensive backs trying to punk him.

 

-Kelvin Harmon North Carolina State:-another big receiver slotted for the 2nd round as he goes 6'3" 214 lbs. 81 catches for 1186 yards and 7 touchdowns.

From The Draft Network:

Routes – Strong vertical push out of his release opens things up underneath. Good ability to sink his hips and change directions smoothly for his size. Wins with physicality in the contact window to create leverage. Does well to attack coverage with good timing to find space. Only modest ability to sell his route breaks. Runs every route with great effort, even if the ball isn’t coning his way.

 

-Riley Ridley Georgia-Brother of Calvin Ridley he stands in at 6'2" 200 lbs and had 43 catches for 559 yards and 9 touchdowns.  Another probably round 2 selection.

From The Draft Network:

Ball Skills – Put some tremendous reps on tape where he locates the football vertically down the field, adjusts and positions himself to go get it. Has an excellent above-the-rim game and his body control at the catch point is terrific. Attacks the football like an alpha and doesn’t wait on the ball. Excellent control and concentration along the sideline and in contested situations.

 

-Hakeem Butler Iowa State-6'6" 225 lbs.  Interesting round choice here:  Could be 2-4th.  Big receiver who caught 60 passes for 1318 yards and 9 touchdowns.

From The Draft Network:

Contested Catch Ability –Red zone and back shoulder monster. True “power forward” receiver who is a nightmare as he’s receiving the catch. Has plucked the ball off the forehead of defenders above the rim. Knows how to leverage himself and box out. Super physical.

 

-Deebo Samuel South Carolina-6'0" 200 lbs.  62 catches for 882 yards and 8 touchdowns.  Probably 2 or 3rd rounder.

From The Draft Network:Hands – Plenty of examples where Samuel plucks the football firmly away from his frame. Has the knack for an acrobatic reception but is guilty of the occasional drop. Never fights the ball and is able to extend in any direction to bring in the football.

 

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