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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Wide Receivers

Five wide receivers currently rank inside PFF's top-25 overall prospect rankings, including Jameson Williams, Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave and Skyy Moore.

1. Jameson Williams, Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 9

It's a shame Williams tore his ACL in the national championship game, as his tape put him firmly in the mix for WR1. He's still the best deep threat in the class.

2. Drake London, USC

BIG BOARD RANK: 13

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 led college football with 19 contested catches.

3. Garrett Wilson, Ohio State

BIG BOARD RANK: 14

The natural. Wilson's ability to generate separation is the best in the class. He's also produced at a high level from both the slot (73.4% of his snaps in 2020) and outside (82.9% of his snaps in 2021).

4. Chris Olave, Ohio State

BIG BOARD RANK: 21

One of the best route-runners in college football, Olave is one of the most consistent downfield threat in the class. In total, 13 of his 65 catches ended in scores last season.

5. Skyy Moore, Western Michigan

BIG BOARD RANK: 22

Moore has the elite shiftiness that plays so well at the receiver position. Whether it's shaking press coverage or breaking an FBS-high 26 tackles last year, Moore will make defenders miss with ease.

6. George Pickens, Georgia

BIG BOARD RANK: 28

Pickens tore his ACL last spring and only came back for Georgia in the last game of the regular season. He was a potential WR1 after a massive freshman year but never built upon it.

7. Treylon Burks, Arkansas

BIG BOARD RANK: 46

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 last season. The true junior should be a vertical weapon in the NFL.

8. Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 54

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.

9. Jahan Dotson, Penn State

BIG BOARD RANK: 56

Dotson is one of the most difficult receivers to cover 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 alleviate any worries. He dropped only two of his 93 catchable targets last season.

10. John Metchie III, Alabama

BIG BOARD RANK: 74

Metchie is one of the most polished route-runners in the draft class. It's why he hauled in 96 catches for 1,142 yards with eight scores in 2021. An ACL tear suffered in the SEC championship game throws a wrench into his evaluation, but he's a safe bet when healthy.

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