2014 NFL Draft wide receiver rankings

Streeter Lecka

There is no deeper position in the draft this year, and teams will be able to find starting-caliber talent deep into Day 2 of the draft.

Anyone who touts the 2014 NFL Draft as being one of the best ever needs to use the wide receiver class as an example. An incredible 19 underclassmen wide receivers entered this year's draft. While some were questionable, a number of them should be top 100 picks.

The group is paced by Sammy Watkins of Clemson. While he is not an A.J. Green-level talent, comparing any wide receiver to Green is like comparing a quarterback to Andrew Luck. Watkins is speedy with good hands and good enough size.

If teams are after a wide receiver size, Mike Evans of Texas A&M slots right behind Watkins. For many, the next two players – Marqise Lee and Odell Beckham Jr. – are interchangeable. After that top four, it comes down to personal preference at the position.

Brandin Cooks has the speed, but not the size. Jordan Matthews has the hands and work ethic, but not the pure athleticism. Kelvin Benjamin has the size and playmaking, but not the route running.

The wide receiver class is deep. Teams are going to be able to really hit on the position late into the draft's second day, in addition to finding sleepers on the third day.

1. Sammy Watkins | 6'0 3/4, 211 pounds | Wide receiver | Clemson *
2. Mike Evans | 6'4 3/4, 231 pounds | Wide Receiver | Texas A&M **
3. Marqise Lee | 5'11 3/4, 192 pounds | Wide Receiver | Southern California *
4. Odell Beckham Jr. | 5'11 1/4, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | LSU *
5. Brandin Cooks | 5'9 3/4, 189 pounds | Wide receiver | Oregon State *
6. Jordan Matthews | 6'3 1/8, 212 pounds | Wide receiver | Vanderbilt
7. Kelvin Benjamin | 6'5, 240 pounds | Wide receiver | Florida State**
8. Jarvis Landry | 5'11 1/2, 205 pounds | Wide receiver | LSU *
9. Davante Adams | 6'2, 216 pounds | Wide receiver | Fresno State **
10. Donte Moncrief | 6'2 3/8, 221 pounds | Wide Receiver | Ole Miss *
11. Allen Robinson | 6'2 5/8, 220 pounds | Wide receiver | Penn State *
12. Brandon Coleman | 6'6, 225 pounds | Wide receiver | Rutgers *
13. Cody Hoffman | 6'3 7/8, 223 pounds | Wide receiver | BYU
14. L'Damian Washington | 6'3 7/8, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri
15. Paul Richardson | 6'0 3/8, 175 pounds | Wide receiver | Colorado *
16. Jared Abbrederis | 6'1, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Wisconsin
17. Robert Herron | 5'9 1/8, 193 pounds | Wide receiver | Wyoming
18. Martavis Bryant | 6'3 3/4, 211 pounds | Wide receiver | Clemson *
19. Bruce Ellington | 5'9 3/8, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | South Carolina *
20. Josh Huff | 5'11 1/4, 206 pounds | Wide receiver | Oregon
21. Jeremy Gallon | 5'7, 185 pounds | Wide receiver | Michigan
22. Mike Davis | 6'0, 197 pounds | Wide receiver | Texas
23. Cody Latimer | 6'2, 215 pounds | Wide receiver | Indiana *
24. Devin Street | 6'2 7/8, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Pittsburgh
25. Corey Brown | 5'11 3/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Ohio State
26. Jalen Saunders | 5'8 7/8, 163 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma
27. Tevin Reese | 5'10 1/2, 163 pounds | Wide receiver | Baylor
28. Ryan Grant | 6'1, 191 pounds | Wide receiver | Tulane
29. John Brown | 5'10, 179 pounds | Wide receiver | Pittsburg State
30. Willie Snead | 5'11, 195 pounds | Wide receiver | Ball State
31. Kain Colter | 5'10, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Northwestern
32. Shaquelle Evans | 6'1, 213 pounds | Wide receiver | UCLA
33. Chandler Jones | 5'11, 174 pounds | Wide Receiver | San Jose State
34. Quincy Enunwa | 6'2, 225 pounds | Wide receiver | Nebraska
35. Josh Stewart | 5'9 7/8, 178 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma State *
36. Michael Campanaro | 5'9 3/8, 192 pounds | Wide receiver | Wake Forest
37. Kevin Norwood | 6'2, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Alabama
38. Jaz Reynolds | 6'2, 198 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma
39. Noel Grigsby | 5'11, 175 pounds | Wide receiver | San Jose State
40. Bernard Reedy | 5'9, 175 pounds | Wide receiver | Toledo
41. Eric Ward | 6'0, 205 pounds | Wide receiver | Texas Tech
42. Tracy Moore | 6'2, 215 pounds | Wide receiver | Oklahoma State
43. Marcus Lucas | 6'4, 218 pounds | Wide receiver | Missouri

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