Calvin Ridley – Alabama
6’1″ 190 lbs
Calvin Ridley has been a well known name in dynasty circles for a while, but winning a national championships gets you household recognition, especially after hauling in a late touchdown on 4th and seven.
DJ Chark – LSU
WR 6’3″ 199
The program at LSU presents a fairly unique set of challenges for wide receiver evaluations; DJ Chark had just 66 career catches in the run-centric Tigers’ offense. In order to reach a conclusion on Chark, there has to be a fair amount of imagination, extrapolation, and projection involved.
Anthony Miller – Memphis
WR 5’11” 200 lbs
Unheralded. That’s the first word that comes to mind to describe Memphis wideout Anthony Miller. He was not heavily recruited out of high school and continues to be lost among this underwhelming class of receivers.
Equanimeous St. Brown – Notre Dame
WR 6’4″ 205 lbs
You better get used to hearing the name St. Brown in dynasty circles; Equanimeous is merely the first in a line of potential professional receivers. One of the primary targets in the Notre Dame passing game, St. Brown gained notoriety early in his career but tailed off more recently.
Simmie Cobbs – Indiana
WR 6’3″ 220 lbs
Watching Simmie Cobbs play is like watching Dr. Jekyll battle his transformation into Mr. Hyde. He will make plays that have you jumping out of your seat, then the very next series he will look like he has never played before.
Michael Gallup – Colorado State
WR 6’1″ 198 lbs
Michael Gallup was not heavily sought after coming out of Monroe Highschool in Georgia, but his work at Colorado State has put him on the map.
Dante Pettis – Washington
WR 6’0″ 196 lbs
If Dante Pettis was a meal, he’d be a cheese pizza; he’s comfortable, safe, and nondescript. He’s not a player whose skillset is worth hating, but after 8 plus games-worth of film, there’s not much I love either.
Courtland Sutton – SMU
WR 6’4″ 215 lbs
Cortland Sutton has been near the top of the last two receiver classes, opting to return last season to SMU. An extra year of seasoning may have backfired in terms of Sutton’s draft stock, but it is definitely providing a bright spot for dynasty drafters.
Auden Tate – Florida State
WR 6’4″ 225 lbs
Tall, physical receivers leave an evaluator prone to wild dream sequences about Calvin Johnson-type production. I generally try to avoid getting caught up in too much projection, but the 6’4″ Auden Tate is straight out of central-casting.
Christian Kirk – Texas A&M
WR 5’11 200 lbs
The immediate reaction to watching Christian Kirk’s tape is to be underwhelmed; there’s not an aspect of his game that is exceptional. And that’s ok.