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2022 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State Buckeyes, 2022 NFL Draft

Garrett Wilson is one of two Ohio State wide receivers that could be taken in the first round of this year's draft

A total of 11 wide receivers have been taken in the first round of the last two drafts combined, and you can expect the position to once again play a prominent role in the first 32 picks of the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.

Sixteen wide receivers are among Athlon Sports' top 100 prospects in this year's draft, and six of them were given first-round grades. That's not to say that these top prospects don't come without question marks, as several of them are recovering from significant injuries. But teams won't lack for options if they are looking to bolster their wide receiving corps, provided they don't wait too long.

As part of Athlon Sports' 2022 NFL Draft Guide, we have ranked each position, including 40 wide receivers. This group has a tough act to follow considering a record 13 wideouts went in the first two rounds two years ago and that was followed by 10 in 2021. Here is how Athlon ranks this year's wide receiver draft class.

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2022 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Garrett Wilson*, Ohio State
2. Jameson Williams*, Alabama
3. Treylon Burks*, Arkansas
4. Chris Olave, Ohio State
5. George Pickens, Georgia
6. Drake London*, USC
7. Jahan Dotson, Penn State
8. David Bell, Purdue
9. John Metchie III*, Alabama
10. Justyn Ross*, Clemson
11. Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama
12. Wan'Dale Robinson*, Kentucky
13. Skyy Moore*, Western Michigan
14. Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
15. Khalil Shakir, Boise State
16. Erik Ezukanma*, Texas Tech
17. Romeo Doubs, Nevada
18. Christian Watson, North Dakota State
19. Charleston Rambo, Miami (Fla.)
20. Jaivon Heiligh, Coastal Carolina
21. Calvin Austin III, Memphis
22. Tré Turner, Virginia Tech
23. Jalen Nailor*, Michigan State
24. Danny Gray, SMU
25. Devon Williams*, Oregon
26. Dai'Jean Dixon, Nicholls
27. Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee
28. Reggie Roberson Jr., SMU
29. Deven Thompkins, Utah State
30. Emeka Emezie, NC State
31. Bo Melton, Rutgers
32. Josh Johnson, Tulsa
33. Ty Fryfogle, Indiana
34. Dontario Drummond, Ole Miss
35. Jerreth Sterns, WKU
36. Johnny Johnson III, Oregon
37. Isaiah Weston, Northern Iowa
38. Kaylor Geiger, Texas Tech
39. Slade Bolden*, Alabama
40. Daylen Baldwin, Michigan

*Denotes early entry, either draft-eligible junior or sophomore