While as many as seven wide receivers have been projected to come off the board in round one, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock believes there will still be a ton of talent to choose from at the position on day two of the draft. Here’s his assessment of round two and three receiver talent that should be available.
“In round two at wideout Davante Adams from Fresno State, a guy that’s really moving up a lot of board, Cody Latimer, a big guy that ran 4.4 coming off a foot injury from Indiana. A one-year wonder from Clemson Martavis Bryant. You want to talk about a guy with ability, almost 6’4″, ran in the 4.3s, jumps out of the gym, an explosive talent. He’s a one-year production guy, which I think scares people. But his physical skill set is so awe-inspiring, he’s probably going to go into (round) two.
“Allen Robinson in the third round from Penn State. If you’re looking for a speed guy, Paul Richardson from Colorado. He flies.”
I’m not in agreement with Mayock about Latimer. He’s going to be a first round pick somewhere in the 20’s. I’ve got him going ahead of Marqise Lee and others. My mock will be up Wednesday morning. Latimer’s game against Michigan State was impressive. He was boxing out one of the most physical corners in this draft in Darqueze Dennard and making catches like he wasn’t even there, and he’s a very good downfield blocker. Power and speed alone will push Latimer into round one.
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