“Top 3 Wide Receiver Prospects of 2019 Draft : Strong Rookie Receiver Class Holds More Promise Than Weak WR Free Agency Market”


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Top 3 Wide Receiver Prospects of 2019 Draft

The NCAA has offered a great draft class full of talent this season, and has an especially deep and talented selection of wide receivers. This class of rookies is projected to outshine the weak free agency selection that is set to be available this NFL offseason. There are an estimated 20 wideouts that are projected to be picked in the first five rounds of the NFL draft, and today, we give you our pick of the wide receivers that will come in and have an instant impact for an NFL team next season.

  1. D.K. Metcalf - Ole Miss

Coming in at 6’4, 225 lbs., Metcalf is on the radar of countless teams in the NFL. Metcalf Despite suffering injuries that ended his freshman and junior seasons, Metcalf is projected to be picked in the first round. Metcalf offers a dynamic receiver who can impose himself over most smaller corners, but also possesses breakaway speed, a rare combination at his size. Metcalf has many scouting reports suggesting that he could come in and make an impact next season for any team that drafts him in April.

  1. A.J. Brown - Ole Miss

The second rebel to make the list, Brown put up huge numbers in three years at Ole Miss. Last season, Brown caught 85 passes for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns. In three seasons in college, Brown recorded two seasons with 1,000+ receiving yards. Scouts have been impressed by Brown’s consistency catching passes in one of the strongest defensive conferences in the SEC. Draft projections have Brown getting picked anywhere from the late first round to the early second round.

  1. Marquise Brown - Oklahoma

Marquise Brown is the 2019 Draft’s most explosive receiver. Coming in at 5’10, 168 lbs, Brown caught 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns for Oklahoma this season. Brown is expected to put up head-turning numbers at the combine, as the wideout’s speed is meant to be his weapon on the field. Brown’s footwork and agility sets him apart from the rest of the receiver class, with scouting reports suggesting that his seperation creation will allow him to contribute in his rookie season.  

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