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Best wide receivers, tight ends available in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) catches the ball in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

It’s team-building season, and that means all 32 NFL franchises are spending countless hours figuring out how to shape their respective rosters for 2021 and beyond.

One of the big decisions is where to add talent, whether from the NFL draft, in free agency or via trade. Teams assess their weaknesses and look at all potential options in a given position group.

In this series, we’ll investigate the strengths and weaknesses of all positions this offseason with an eye toward the draft, free agency and potential trade options. Here’s a look at the 2021 offseason wide receiver and tight end market.


Free Agency (Free Agent board rank)
  1. Chris Godwin (2)
  2. Allen Robinson II (3)
  3. Kenny Golladay (4)
  4. Will Fuller V (11)
  5. JuJu Smith-Schuster (23)
  6. Corey Davis (24)
  7. Antonio Brown (30)
  8. T.Y. Hilton (38)
  9. Curtis Samuel (43)
  10. Marvin Jones Jr. (47)
  11. Nelson Agholor (60)
  12. Sammy Watkins (63)
  13. Keelan Cole (83)
  14. Danny Amendola (84)
  15. Breshad Perriman (97)

There are a few high-end prizes in the free agent wide receiver market, though the franchise tag may still be in play for some players. Godwin, Robinson and Golladay are all in the running to be considered the top receiver on the board, and each brings a different skill set to the table.

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