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Mayock on how many WRs could go in 1st

Posted by Chris Brown on May 1, 2014 – 2:49 pm

By now everyone has heard that the 2014 draft offers one of the deepest classes of receiver talent in a long time. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock believes a good number of wideouts could come off the board in round one.

“I think there’s a chance that six wideouts will go in the first round and (Sammy) Watkins and (Mike) Evans will be the first two,” said Mayock. “I think the next two are going to be Odell Beckham from LSU and Brandin Cooks from Oregon State. Beckham is an explosive kid with return skills. He gets in and out of breaks as well as any receiver in this draft and has good size. Cooks is a smaller receiver, but might be the most explosive in the entire group and tough. Good route runner. Their value will start somewhere in that 13 to 20 range. After that Kelvin Benjamin and Marqise Lee come into play.”

There are a good number of reports out there now however, that Benjamin is unlikely to go in round one due to concerns about his one year of production and intangibles.


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