2019 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Prospects

Here are draft wide receiver prospects that have made at least a 30% receiving yards team market share for one season in their college career. They are ranked based on an evaluation of their overall performance. Based on data from nfldraftscout.com there were on average 33 wide receivers chosen each year in the NFL draft over the last five years.

  1. N’Keal Harry
    Among active career leaders Harry is fourth in receptions per game (5.76), sixth in receiving yards per game (78.1) and ninth in receiving yards (2,889). “Glue hands”, hands catcher, makes contested catches and effective in yards after the catch.
  2. A.J. Brown
    Brown is number three among active FBS career leaders in receiving yards per game (82.9) and fourth in career receiving yards (2,984). His 3.92 long receiving plays (10+ yards) per game and 40% per target were among the tops in the league. Brown had a 79.8% catch rate in 2017 and a 72% rate in 2018.
  3. Andy Isabella
    Tie for the most receiving plays of 40+, 50+ and 60+ yards and most 2018 receptions (102) in FBS among draft prospects. One of only three active FBS players to have 10+ receiving touchdowns in two seasons. Had the highest catch percentage (67.6%) among the top ten most targeted receivers. In 2018 became one of only three receivers since 2000 to have 300+ receiving yards on 10 or less receptions in a game. Isabella participated in all combine events and scored above wide receiver threshold targets in all. He was one of three wide receivers to do so. Target yards added measures a receiver’s yards pr target minus the team’s passing yards per attempt. Isabella had the fourth best in the draft class at 5.85 target yards added.
  4. John Ursua
    Most receiving touchdowns; had at least one TD in 10 of his 13 games and multiple touchdowns in five games. Ursua had 3.77 receptions of 10+ yards per game which was eighth among players with a minimum 29 receptions of 10+ yards. Among the top ten receivers with the most targets per game, Ursua had the fourth best catch rate (58.6%). In 2017 among draft eligible receivers Ursua had the fourth highest yards per route run (3.49) and his drop rate (4.1%) was in the top 20%.
  5. Antoine Wesley
    The 6’4″ Wesley had a 38.5″ vertical at the combine and caught 17 of 33 contested catches. He was second in the FBS in receiving yards per game (117.5) and first in 30+ yard receiving plays. Wesley was seventh in target yards added with 4.54. Wesley was sixth in this group of receivers in percent of receptions that went for 25+ yards (20%).
  6. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside
    Fifth among active FBS career leaders for career receiving touchdowns (28). His 14 touchdowns in 2018 was tie for third in the FBS. A red-zone threat Arcega-Whiteside had 9 red zone receptions out of 13 go for touchdowns. He had 45% of his targets go for 10+ yard receptions which was one of the tops in this group. Forty nine percent of his receptions were for 15+ yards which was third best in this group of receivers.
  7. KeeSean Johnson
    One of only four active players to have two seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards and 70+ receptions. Number one in active FBS leaders in career receptions (275) and number two in FBS career receiving yards (3,463). First in FBS in receptions of 20+ yards in 2018. Second in this group of receivers in 3rd down reception percentage that made first down (89%).
  8. Anthony Johnson
    Highest career receiving yards per game in FBS (94.7 yards). One of only two active FBS players to average 16+ yards per reception and 50+ receptions for two seasons. One of only three active FBS players to have 10+ receiving touchdowns in two seasons. One of only nine draft prospects to have 1000+ receiving yards in two seasons.
  9. Hakeem Butler
    In the group Butler had the highest percent of his receptions go for 15+ yards (55%) and 25+ yards (33%). He has the highest career yards per catch in the FBS (19.5 yards). Forty One percent of his targets went for receptions of 10+ yards. Hakeem Butler had a 5.12 target yards added which was sixth best in the draft class.
  10. Dillon Mitchell
    Dillon was one of only eight draft propects that had 1000+ receiving yards and 10+ receiving touchdowns in 2018. In this group of 32 receivers Mitchell was fifth in % of 3rd down receptions that made first down (85%) and had the highest number of 3rd down conversions among the top five. He was top ten in the group in percent of plays for red zone touchdowns, % for 15+ yards and % for total first downs.
  11. Papi White
    Papi is ranked 12th among active FBS leaders in career yards per catch (16.3). He is sixth among this group of 32 receivers in percent of 2018 plays that were 15+ yards and percent of first downs and seventh on percent of plays for 25+ yards.
  12. Stanley Morgan Jr.
    In this group Morgan had the fifth highest percentage of plays go for 25+ yards (21%). He ranks 11th in the FBS for career receiving yards (2,747 yards). Morgan participated in all combine events and scored above wide receiver threshold targets in all. He was one of three wide receivers to do so.
  13. Diontae Johnson
    Fourth in FBS active career leaders for combined kickoff/punt returns for touchdowns (4). Seventh in active career all purpose yards (4,494) and ninth in active career yards per catch (16.6 yards).
  14. Preston Williams
    Every one of his nine red zone receptions was a touchdown. The only other in the group with 100% touchdowns only had two receptions. Williams also was third in receiving touchdowns in the nation.
  15. Travis Fulgham
    One of only four draft prospects that had 1000+ yards receiving and averaged 17+ yards per reception in 2018. In this group he had the highest percent of receptions go for a first down (76%).
  16. Greg Dortch
    Had the 4th highest conversion % (87%) on the 4th most 3rd down receptions (23) in this group. None had a higher % with more 3rd down receptions. First in FBS career receptions per game among active players (7.1 receptions).
  17. Trevon Brown
    One of nine active players to have two 1,000+ receiving yard seasons. Fifth in FBS career receiving yards (2,952) among active players. Brown is tenth on this list in percent of receptions of 25+ yards (18.9%) and eighth in percent for first down (66%). He averaged four receptions of 10+ yards per game which was sixth best for receivers with 29+ receptions of 10+ yards. In 2017 his 2.71 yards per route run was in the top 20% of draft eligible players that year.
  18. Lil’Jordon Humphrey
    Humphrey had the most 3rd down receptions (31) on this list and the sixth best conversion rate on those (80.7%). He had the fifth highest percentage (43%) of receptions for 15+ yards on this list with no one having a higher percentage with more receptions.
  19. Scott Miller
    Fifth in FBS career receptions among active players (215). Miller is seventh in this list in percent of receptions that made first down (67.6%) and no one with a higher percentage had more receptions. In 2017 Miller was in the top third of draft eligible receivers in catch rate (68.5%) in the slot and had only a 7.4% slot receiver drop rate. Among the top 100 players for 10+ yards receiving plays Miller is 17th in 10+ yard receiving plays per game (3.73). Thirty eight percent were for a big play (15+ yards). He averaged 3.73 receptions of 10+ yards per game which was tenth best among draft prospects. In 2018 six of his eleven games were for 100+ yards and only one averaged less than 10 yards per reception. Miller is fast. Coming out of high school he earned offers to run track at Big Ten schools such as Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. He has reliable hands and is a tough player not afraid of going over the middle.
  20. Olamide Zaccheaus
    Only active FBS player to have two seasons of 80+ receptions. Olamide had a 71.5% catch rate in 2018. Olamide is one of 20 players since 2000 to have a career 2000+ receiving yards and 450+ rushing yards. He is one of only two active players to accomplish this. A former running back in high school, Olamide is a receiver and back hybrid. He was used a lot in backfield passes and slants, but could also take the top off the defense with his speed. Get him the ball and he excels in yards after the catch. In week three against Ohio Olamide had nine catches on ten targets for 247 yards and two touchdowns. His receiving yards included 176 yards after the catch. Fifth in receptions in FBS.
  21. Tyre Brady
    Sixth in FBS career receptions per game among active players (5.54 receptions). In 2017 Brady’s 2.58 yards per route run was in the top 20% of draft eligible wide receivers that year. Brady has achieved over a 30% team market share receiving yards each of the last two years. Brady is one of only nine draft prospects that over the last two seasons had 1900+ receiving yards and 17+ receiving touchdowns.
  22. Cody Thompson
    Second among active FBS career leaders in yards per catch (18.3) and third in career receiving touchdowns (30) and career receiving yards (3,312). Third on this list for percent of receptions for first down (72.9%), eighth for percent for 15+ yards (39.6%) and third for percent of red zone receptions for touchdowns (80%). Thompson had outstanding combine numbers in the three cone (6.87) and the 20 yard shuttle (4.03) which was tie for first among wide receivers.
  23. Damion Willis
    On this list Willis was third in percent of receptions that went 25+ yards (25%). In 2017 he had a 0% drop rate and a 45.5% catch rate on 20+ yard passes. The 6’3″ 204 lb receiver ran a 4.48 forty at his pro day and had a 7.00 three cone drill.
  24. Alex Wesley
    Second player in program history with two 1,000 yards receiving seasons. In 2018 Wesley had six 100 yard receiving games.Wesley has averaged 18.4 yards per catch over the last two seasons. At the 2018 NCAA Track and Field championships, Wesley finished 14th in the country in the 400 meter with a time of 45.91s.
  25. Malcolm Williams
    Williams had over 30% receiving yards team market share for each of the last two years. In 2017 he had a catch rate of 56.3% on passes of 20+ yards which was 12th among draft eligible players that year.
  26. Penny Hart
    One of only four active players to have two seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards and 70+ receptions. Sixth in FBS career receiving yards (2,950) and the second highest junior.
  27. Terren Encalade
    In 2017 Encalade’s 2.70 yards per route run was in the top 20% of the draft eligible receivers that year. For the last three years Encalade is a three year starter and did not miss a game over that timeframe. Encalade caught a pass in 35 of his last 37 games over that three year period. In 2018 he converted 10 of his 11 third down receptions.
  28. Jamarius Way
    Big receiver, strong work ethic, all-effort type, solid strong hands catcher. Finished the year with a game of 6-141-3 touchdowns.
  29. Keelan Doss
    Among active career leaders Doss has the most career receptions in NCAA (321) and highest career receptions per game (7.3) in the FBS/FCS. He is a two-time FCS consensus All-American. Strong ball skills, good at contested catches, good blocker.
  30. Steven Sims
    Sixth in FBS career receptions among active players (214). Sims hit 30% receiving yards team market share both his sophomore and junior years and was over 42% team market share of receiving touchdowns both years. Sims is fast and got open often when covered 1-on-1.
  31. Jovon Durante
    Durante had 513 yards after the catch in 2018. He ran a 4.55 forty and a 7.0 three cone drill at the combine.
  32. Greg Campbell Jr.
    Finished his UTSA career with a career best 11 receptions and 186 yards which made the UTSA single game record for receiving yards and receptions.

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