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Snapshots: NFL “Path to the Draft” – Wide Receivers

Posted Apr 23, 2014

Over the next two weeks, Redskins.com will help you get to know the prospects who could wear burgundy and gold, play for an NFC East Rival or become the steal of your 2014 Fantasy Football draft.


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The NFL Draft will take place May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Over the next two weeks, Redskins.com will help you get to know the prospects who could wear burgundy and gold, play for an NFC East Rival or become the steal of your 2014 Fantasy Football draft. Here are the top five wide receivers, according to NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock:

1.) SAMMY WATKINS, Clemson (6-1, 211 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
A legitimate No. 1-caliber receiver who stepped onto the field as a true freshman and made an immediate, game-changing impact… more.

2.) MIKE EVANS, Texas A&M (6-5, 231 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
A prep hoopster with shooting-guard size, Evans combined with Johnny Manziel to form one of the most dominant quarterback-receiver connections in the nation the last two seasons… more.

3.) MARQISE LEE, USC (6-0, 192 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
An extremely motivated, dynamic, playmaking receiver, Lee's junior season was plagued by shoulder, knee and leg injuries and a revolving door at head coach, where he cycled through three... more.

4A.) ODELL BECKHAM, LSU (5-11, 198 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
Talented, competitive, productive, inconsistent college split end who projects as a big-play receiver in the pros... more.

4B.) KELVIN BENJAMIN, Florida State (6-5, 240 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
A tight end-sized, intimidating, big-play receiver with a rare wingspan, Benjamin has the overall strength, length and wide catching radius that will demand extra coverage be rolled his way... more.

5A.) BRANDIN COOKS, Oregon State (5-10, 189 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
Short, speedy, nifty-footed receiver who was unaffected by the departure of Steelers 2013 third-rounder Markus Wheaton, establishing himself as a playmaker in his own right by leading the nation with 133 yards per contest as a junior... more.

5B.) DONTE MONCRIEF, Mississippi (6-2, 221 pounds)

NFL.com Bottom Line:
Big, physically gifted "X" receiver with deep speed, leaping potential and playmaking ability... more.

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