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Draft Preview: Wide Receivers


Laquon Treadwell
6-2, 221, Mississippi

The All-American passed on his senior season to join the draft class that he now heads after pacing the Southeastern Conference with 82 catches for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns a year after suffering a gruesome leg injury. A physical receiver with a big catch radius equipped to contribute early in the NFL.

Josh Doctson
6-2, 202, Texas Christian

Another All-American with impeccable intangibles and hands, Doctson led the nation with 132.7 receiving yards per game. Became just the second player in the last 20 years (along with Michael Crabtree) to record six consecutive games with 100-plus yards and multiple touchdowns.

Corey Coleman
5-11, 194, Baylor

Won the 2015 Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver after racking up 74 catches for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns in the Bears' pass-happy offense. On the small side but certainly not the slow side, he's considered a potential late first-round pick along with Doctson and Will Fuller.

Will Fuller
6-0, 186, Notre Dame

Decided to forgo his senior season after totaling 30 touchdowns in 29 starts over the past two seasons, a career touchdown reception total that ranks second in school history. The definition of a deep threat, the speedster averaged 20.3 yards per catch last season.

Sterling Shepard
5-10, 194, Oklahoma

Mayock has Shephard and Michael Thomas tied for fifth in his rankings, but they're different receivers. A nightmare to defend one-on-one, Shepard possesses a rare combination of straight line quickness and quick, shifty feet. Not a big receiver, many draft observers view him as a second-round target that could flourish in the slot.

Michael Thomas
6-3, 212, Ohio State

This steady performer put up nearly identical numbers the past two seasons, with nine touchdowns in each and two more catches (56) for 18 fewer yards (781) this season versus last. Nephew of former No. 1 overall draft pick Keyshawn Johnson has great size and boasts a well-rounded skill set.



Pharoh Cooper
5-11, 203, South Carolina
North Carolina native was an all-SEC receiver along with Treadwell after ranking second in the conference with 66 catches for 973 yards and eight touchdowns. A versatile performer with quick feet and reliable hands who also excelled as a return man and even played quarterback in the "Wildcat" at times.

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