Welcome to the next position with the 2022 NFL Draft wide receiver rankings. The receiver class looks to be deep again. Maybe not as much as the last two, but still looks good. The last three or so spots were hard to nail down, a lot of guys who could have been on the list. Right now I do not think my top three will change by the draft, unless something crazy happens. Previous part can be seen here: https://atbnetwork.com/2021/10/27/2022-nfl-draft-running-back-rankings-1-0/
1. Garrett Wilson – OSU
Elite player, can do it all and play in all situations. Not the biggest but plays bigger. Could get a little stronger. Gets YAC, can get up and get the 50/50 balls. Will have occasional concentration drops.
2. Treylon Burks – Arkansas
huge at 6’3 225 and all muscle. freak athlete for his size. Explosive and plays to his size. Plays physical. Route running needs work. Played mostly out of the slot in college or in the backfield. YAC monster in the open field. Huge upside. Has dropped a few balls.
3. Chris Olave – OSU
Elite route runner and great technician. Has sneaky speed. Needs to learn to play more physical. A little undersized. Not much after the catch and probably not a guy you want to throw 50/50 balls to. Could be an elite #2 receiver.
4. Jameson Williams – Alabama
This is a little bit of a projection. OSU transfer. Explosive with 4.4, maybe even sub 4.4 speed. Already a great returner and a developing receiver. an elite athlete. Still has a ways to go though. He didn’t play a lot at OSU, so a little light on experience. Could add some weight. His huge upside will probably get him drafted in the 1st.
5. Drake London – USC
Big dude at 6’5 210 and a good athlete for his size. Plays like a much smaller receiver. Lacks physicality in his game, surprisingly for how big he is. Former basketball player. Still on the raw side. Lots of upside though. Has gotten better every year.
6. Jahan Dotson – Penn State
Little undersized, but fast and explosive. Good hands and has returner experience. Similar to KJ Hamler but bigger. Has a lot more upside. Can play on the outside and the slot.
7. John Metchie – Alabama
Solid all around player, but doesn’t stand out in one area or skill. Average size and athleticism. Should at the least be a good #3 possibly solid #2. Smart, hard worker.
8. Romeo Doubs – Nevada
Good size with big hands. Explosive with deep speed. Can also make contested catches. Twitchy and lots of YAC potential. Little bit of a sleeper amongst average fans. Plays in the MWC, so competition is so-so, would like to see him at senior bowl against better players.
9. Zay Flowers – Boston College
Undersized, and speedy with loose hips. Lacks physicality. Lots of YAC ability. Could also contribute in the return game. Drops more balls than he should. Might rub some people the wrong way.
10. Ainias Smith – Texas A & M
Versatile, athletic receiver who can also see snaps at running back. Fast and explosive. Similar to Amari Rodgers, but a better athlete. Could be used as a returner. Still a bit raw as a receiver with him being used all over.