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2013 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

Posted by Brad On January - 30 - 2013
"Cordarrelle Patterson"

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The 2012 NFL Draft saw a record number of wide receivers selected (33). The 2013 could challenge that number and has a shot at exceeding it.

While the 2013 wide receiver class lacks a sure-fire top ten lock, ala A.J. Green or Julio Jones, it offers a ton of backend round one talent and a couple of prospects that could endear themselves to teams earlier than expected.

We have a feeling that the headliner of this class will be Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson. Patterson offers freakish athleticism at his size but many will question his lack of refinement as an all around receiver. Clearly there are downsides with Patterson but I believe a team early in the draft will be willing to overlook the downsides for the enormous upside that Patterson brings to the table.

Maybe one of the most controversial selections among our rankings will be Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton. Wheaton has rare speed at the position and has aptly drawn comparisons to the Steelers Mike Wallace. If Wheaton makes it out of the first round of April’s draft, he offers a ton of value to a team in the second round.

The depth at the position lies in the second round range. With seven receivers holding second round grades in our rankings, teams may be wise to wait on a Robert Woods or Quinton Patton in the second round rather than mortgaging a first round pick on the receiver position.

After the break, check out our 2013 NFL Draft wide receiver rankings.

RANKPLAYERSCHOOLHEIGHTWEIGHT
1CORDARRELLE PATTERSONTENNESSEE6030205
2MARKUS WHEATONOREGON ST5110183
3KEENAN ALLENCAL6025205
4STEDMAN BAILEYWEST VIRGINIA5010195
5DEANDRE HOPKINSCLEMSON6010200
6TERRANCE WILLIAMSBAYLOR6017201
7ROBERT WOODSUSC6010190
8TAVON AUSTINWEST VIRGINIA5090176
9QUINTON PATTONLOUISIANA TECH6000202
10JUSTIN HUNTERTENNESSEE6030200
11RYAN SWOPETEXAS A&M6002204
12DA’RICK ROGERSTENNESSEE TECH6030205
13KENNY STILLSOKLAHOMA6010190
14MARQUISE GOODWINTEXAS5087179
15JOSH BOYCETCU5110203
16CONNOR VERNONDUKE6002193
17TAVARRES KINGGEORGIA6002192
18COBI HAMILTONARKANSAS6016199
19CHRIS HARPERKANSAS ST6006228
20ACE SANDERSSOUTH CAROLINA5080176
21AARON DOBSONMARSHALL6025203
22DENARD ROBINSONMICHIGAN5104196
23DARIUS JOHNSONSMU5100175
24AARON MELLETTEELON6024216
25ZACH ROGERSTENNESSEE6000179
26JASPER COLLINSMOUNT UNION5101183
27MARQUESS WILSONWASHINGTON ST6030188
28ALEC LEMONSYRACUSE6007200
29BRANDON KAUFMANEASTERN WASHINGTON6040214
30COREY FULLERVIRGINIA TECH6021197
31JUSTIN BROWNOKLAHOMA6031207
32T.J. MOEMISSOURI5112201
33TRENT STEELMANARMY5110208
34CHAD BUMPHISMISSISSIPPI ST5100202
35DEVONTE CHRISTOPHERUTAH6002192
36MARTEL MOORENIU6002186
37RODNEY SMITHFLORIDA ST6043220
38EMORY BLAKEAUBURN6004196
39TYRONE GOARDEASTERN KENTUCKY6036203
40DAN BUCKNERARIZONA6034212
41ERIK HIGHSMITHNORTH CAROLINA6004190
42KEENAN DAVISIOWA6020216
  • Bex_R1986

    A guy sitting 34th on my list is Luke Tasker from Cornell. Have you seen much of him? One of those excellent all rounders with good speed, route running and hands. Also one of the better blockers downfield I’ve seen this year.

    If I was to pick one guy on the list who is a little lower than I would have expected, it is Cobi Hamilton. Considering the amount of focus defenses put on him as the only real receiving threat (after TE Gragg went down), his production was huge. Not being the best red zone threat doesn’t help mind you, only 5 TD’s, lowest of the top 20 YPG receivers in the FBS.

    Almost crazy to think that a guy of Marcus Davis’ physical talents could go undrafted but it’s quite possible. I think someone may take a shot in the 6th or 7th round, where it’s not too costly to cut him if need be.

  • Braeden

    I agree that wheaton is a top 5 WR propspect this year after the senior bowl, but not top 2. personally, terrance williams is (and likely will remain, as he is one of my draft crushes this year) my Number 1 wideout because since we know their is no AJ Green in this s=draft to me, you either have to look for a playmaker (patterspn, wheaton, williams, austin, etc.) or for the polished, lower upside guys who can be solid complentary receivers (woods, allen, swipe, stills, etc.) and williams to me is the best of those playmakers since he also has the size to play as a #1 wideout and go over the middle if asked (unlike austin or wheaton) but still isn’t completely raw (unlike patterson).

    My top 15 are as follows: (remember these are play style not talent-level comparisons, i do not think robert woods is as good as reggie wayne)
    1-Terrance Williams, Baylor—–comparison: Torrey Smith
    2-Cordarelle Patterson, Tenn—–comparison: Juliio Jones
    3-Deandre Hopkins, Clemson—–comparison: Roddy White
    4- Markus Wheaton, Oreg St.—–comparison: Mike Wallace/Antonio Brown
    5-Tavon Austin, West Virgina—–comparison: Percy Harvin
    6-Keenan Allen, Cal—————–comparison: Jordy Nelson
    7-Stedman Bailey, West Virginia—–comparison: Desean Jackson
    8-Robert Woods, USC—————comparison: Reggie Wayne
    9-Justin Hunter, Tenn————–comparison: Randy Moss
    10-Quinton Patton, La. Tech—–comparison: Nate Washington
    11-Ryan Swope, Texas A&M—–comparison: Jordan Shipley
    12-Kenny Stills, Oklahoma——–comparison: Santonio Holmes
    13-Da’Rick Rogers, Tenn Tech—–comparison: Greg Little
    14-Marquise Goodwin, Texas—–comparison: Dexter McCluster
    15-Aaron Dobson, Marshall—–comparison: Sidney Rice

    I love this year WR class as a whole so it will be interesting to see how the go. I play WR
    so I always like to look extra close at the pass catchers.

  • neighborhooddrunkpart2

    ROBERT WOODS, QUINTON PATTON, AARON DOBSON,
    DEANDRE HOPKINS or DA’RICK ROGERS Pleases!

  • neighborhooddrunkpart2

    ROBERT WOODS, QUINTON PATTON, AARON DOBSON,
    DEANDRE HOPKINS or DA’RICK ROGERS Pleases!