UA-59049186-1 2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Wide Receiver - Good if it Goes

2023 NFL Draft Big Board: Wide Receiver

[Photo: Kansas City Star]


No. Player School Grade
1 Zay Flowers Boston College Late 1st
2 Josh Downs North Carolina Late 1st-Early 2nd
3 Jaxon Smith-Njigba Ohio State Late 1st-Early 2nd
4 Quentin Johnson TCU Late 1st-Early 2nd
5 Jordan Addison USC 2nd
6 Jalin Hyatt Tennessee 2nd-3rd
7 Kayshon Boutte LSU 3rd
8 Rashee Rice SMU 3rd
9 Jayden Reed Michigan State 3rd
10 Tyler Scott Cincinnati 3rd-4th
11 Marvin Mims Oklahoma 4th
12 A.T. Perry Wake Forest 4th
13 Jonathan Mingo Ole Miss 4th
14 Ronnie Bell Michigan 4th
15 Charlie Jones Purdue 4th
16 Andrei Iosivas Princeton 4th
17 Cedric Tillman Tennessee 4th
18 Xavier Hutchinson Iowa State 4th-5th
19 Nathaniel Dell Houston 5th
20 Rakim Jarrett Maryland 5th
21 Elijah Higgins Stanford 5th-6th
22 Jaray Jenkins LSU 6th
23 Trey Palmer Nebraska 6th
24 Dontayvion Wicks Virginia 6th-7th
25 Puka Nacua BYU 6th-7th


This year’s wide receiver class is a steep downgrade after a few years of very good to great ones. Boston College’s Zay Flowers claims the top spot on my board. He’s a good route runner with very good athleticism. Lack of size is his only major issue. Your author is higher on North Carolina’s Josh Downs than most. Downs is a high upside prospect who displayed great ball skills as a Tar Heel. Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba doesn’t have elite athleticism or size to make up for it, so he’s probably limited to the slot as a pro, but he’s the best route runner in this class and a very smart receiver, so he still may be the first receiver taken.

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