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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Wide Receivers

Five wide receivers currently rank inside PFF's top-32 overall prospect rankings, including Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams, Drake London, Chris Olave and Treylon Burks.

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1. Garret Wilson, Ohio State

BIG BOARD RANK: 8

The natural. Wilson simply moves differently from every other receiver in this class. He’s got such easy separation and YAC ability that his modest 6-foot, 192-pound frame is no worry. Wilson has hauled in 12 scores this year and has generated a 141.7 passer rating when targeted.

2. Jameson Williams, Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 14

The single biggest riser at the receiver position this year, Williams has put himself into Biletnikoff Award contention after transferring from Ohio State. He’s put up 1,259 yards and 13 scores with a 20.6 yards per catch average.

3. Drake London, USC

BIG BOARD RANK: 23

It’s a shame London’s season ended with a broken ankle after only eight games because he was on an unmatched statistical tear. He racked up 88 catches for 1,084 yards and seven scores over that span. He’s a massive 6-foot-5, 210-pounder who still leads college football with 19 contested catches.

4. Chris Olave, Ohio State

BIG BOARD RANK: 24

One of the best route-runners in college football, Olave is as consistent a downfield threat as you’ll see in the class. In total, 13 of his 65 catches ended in scores this season.

5. Treylon Burks, Arkansas

BIG BOARD RANK: 31

Burks' combination of size (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and speed is unrivaled in the class. He racked up 1,100 yards and 11 scores this season. The true junior should be a weapon on the vertical tree in the NFL.

6. Jahan Dotson, Penn State

BIG BOARD RANK: 40

Dotson is one of the most difficult receivers to stick with in the class. While he has some size concerns at only 5-foot-11 and 184 pounds, Dotson played through contact more than enough to make it not that worrisome. He dropped only two of his 93 catchable targets this season.

7. John Metchie III, Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 49

Metchie has added more physicality to his game this season, but he can still get pushed around a little too easily. He’s come on strong toward the end of the season, though, with 56 catches for 682 yards and five scores over Alabama’s final six games.

8. Skyy Moore, Western Michigan

BIG BOARD RANK: 54

The top Group of Five receiver on the PFF board. Moore led the nation in broken tackles during the regular season with 26. He’s a tad on the shorter side at 5-foot-10, but he weighs in at a solid 195 pounds. He hauled in 90 passes for 1,255 yards and 10 scores in 2020.

9. George Pickens, Georgia

BIG BOARD RANK: 70

Pickens tore his ACL last spring and only came back for Georgia in the last game of the regular season. A lot of his draft stock will lie on how he performs in the playoffs.

10. David Bell, Purdue

BIG BOARD RANK: 71

Bell was one of the most productive receivers in the country this past season, totaling 93 catches for 1,275 yards and six scores. He went for over 200 against both Iowa and Michigan State. He beat up opposing corners and was difficult to bring down after the catch, as he forced 25 missed tackles on the year.

11. Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 77

Tolbert is one of the best big-play threats in college football. His 16 deep receptions ranked fifth in all of college football in 2021.

12. Wan'Dale Robinson, Kentucky

BIG BOARD RANK: 78

Robinson is a bona fide playmaker. He’s likely the best pure gadget player in the class but can be more than just that, as he broke 20 tackles on 94 catches and gained 1,172 yards this season.

13. Romeo Dubbs, Nevada

BIG BOARD RANK: 87

Doubs was Carson Strong’s top target for the Wolf Pack the past two seasons and went over 1,000 yards in each. He has good size at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds and consistently separates down the field.

14. Justyn Ross, Clemson

BIG BOARD RANK: 88

Ross never quite took the next step after leading the nation in yards per route run as a true freshman. He’s got a massive catch radius and tremendous ball skills to boot.

15. Khalil Shakir, Boise State

BIG BOARD RANK: 100

Shakir is a human highlight reel for the Broncos. His body control and hands are the stuff of legend. He likely profiles best from the slot after putting up over 1,000 yards there in 2021.

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