NCAA Draft Eligible Wide Receivers Part UNO

This years draft looks to have pretty good talent when it comes to the wide receiver position.  There are guys with great hands, and guys that can really stretch the field with their speed.  Tennessee has two good receivers coming out this year, and many people see the top guy being from Cal.  The first three guys I am going to talk about are my favorite wideouts in this years draft.

1.  DeAndre Hopkins, 6-1, 200 lbs., WR, Clemson

DeAndre played as the number two reciever to Sammy Watkins when he first joined the team, but this year he got show his talent with speed and good hands.  He can stretch the field but has reliable hands to bring in those long passes.  His best game he had 13 receptions for over 190 yards, and two touchdowns.  He finished the season with over 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns.  Right now he is my favorite receiver in the draft and think a team will get a steal picking him

2.  Cordarrelle Patterson, 6-3, 200 lbs., WR, Tennessee

Patterson is a very raw player, and made the best out of a good opportunity this season after the Vols had another top receiver kicked off of the team.   Patterson is fast and can straight up burn people down the field.  He still has a lot to learn, and a lot of skills to develop but his size and speed are amazing.  He had small numbers not gaining more than 1,000 yards, but his skills are going to make him a great asset to teams.

3. Keenan Allen, 6-2, 215 lbs., WR, California

Allen is a strong guy, that can really go up and catch the ball.  People say he attacks the ball in the air, but his numbers weren’t as great for a guy who is seen as the top receiver in the draft.  His struggles this year come mostly because he didn’t have anyone to put the ball somewhere for him to catch.  He is good after the catch, and get the tough yards after contact.  He also has good speed, as well as quickness and will probably be the first receiver to go in this years draft.

 

Thanks for listening this week guys, and I hope you have been enjoying it so far.  Tune in next week while I preview more wideouts.  Take it easy.

 

Philip Botti

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