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2021 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

2021 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

2021 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

It's unlikely that the 2021 NFL Draft will feature six wide receivers taken in the first round like last year (and 2015), but there's still plenty of intriguing talent available at the position. Look no further than the fact that DeVonta Smith, the history-making Heisman Trophy winner, isn't even the top prospect.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2021 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including 40 wide receivers. While many are expected to hear their name called by the time the seven rounds are complete, this group has a tough act to follow. The 2020 wide receiver class set a new record with 13 taken in the first two rounds. Below is how Athlon ranks the 2021 crop at the position.

2021 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

Rk

Player

School

1

Ja'Marr Chase

LSU

2

DeVonta Smith

Alabama

3

Jaylen Waddle

Alabama

4

Rondale Moore

Purdue

5

Rashod Bateman

Minnesota

6

Kadarius Toney

Florida

7

Terrace Marshall Jr.

LSU

8

Sage Surratt

Wake Forest

9

Amon-Ra St. Brown

USC

10

Dyami Brown

North Carolina

11

Amari Rodgers

Clemson

12

Elijah Moore

Ole Miss

13

Seth Williams

Auburn

14

Tamorrion Terry

Florida State

15

Tylan Wallace

Oklahoma State

16

Trevon Grimes

Florida

17

Nico Collins

Michigan

18

Tutu Atwell

Louisville

19

Shi Smith

South Carolina

20

Marlon Williams

UCF

21

Isaiah McKoy

Kent State

22

Anthony Schwartz

Auburn

23

Tyler Vaughns

USC

24

Marquez Stevenson

Houston

25

Cornell Powell

Clemson

26

Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Iowa

27

Dazz Newsome

North Carolina

28

D'Wayne Eskridge

Western Michigan

29

Josh Imatorbhebhe

Illinois

30

T.J. Vasher

Texas Tech

31

Dez Fitzpatrick

Louisville

32

Warren Jackson

Colorado State

33

Tre Walker

San Jose State

34

Jaelon Darden

North Texas

35

Dillon Stoner

Oklahoma State

36

Damon Hazelton

Missouri

37

Eli Stove

Auburn

38

Dax Milne

BYU

39

Frank Darby

Arizona State

40

Blake Proehl

East Carolina

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