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NFL Draft 2015: Wide receiver rankings

Cooper has garnered much of the pre-combine attention,

Cooper has garnered much of the pre-combine attention, but don't sleep on Kevin White. At 6-3, 210 pounds, he's a big target who fights for every jump ball. The Jets have Eric Decker as their No. 1 and a reliable slot receiver in Jeremy Kerley, but they need a big, strong vertical threat downfield. In 2014, White caught 109 passes for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Mountaineers. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Stacy Revere

These are the top ranked wide receivers as of now heading into the 2015 NFL Draft April 30-May 2 in Chicago. (All measurements are from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis Feb. 17-23.)

1. KEVIN WHITE

Class: Senior

School: West Virginia

Ht: 6-3

Wt: 215

Arms: 32 5/8 in

Hands: 9 1/4 in

Bench: 23 reps

40-yard dash: 4.35 sec

Vert: 36 1/2 in

Broad: 9-10

Cone: 6.92 sec

Shuttle: 4.14 sec

Pros: Excellent size helps him easily make contested catches

Cons: Route-running and release could use fine-tuning

2. AMARI COOPER

Class: Junior

School: Alabama

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 212

Arms: 33 3/8 in

Hands: 9 3/8 in

Bench: DNP

40-yard dash: 4.42 sec

Vert: 33 in

Broad: 10

Cone: 6.71 sec

Shuttle: 3.98 sec

Pros: Balanced all-around receiver who can create separation

Cons: Sometimes drops easier passes; needs some improvement in 50-50 situations

3. DEVANTE PARKER

Class: Senior

School: Louisville

Ht: 6-3

Wt: 209

Arms: 33 1/4 in

Hands: 9 1/4 in

Bench: 17 reps

40-yard dash: 4.45 sec

Vert: 36 1/2 in

Broad: 10-5

Cone: DNP

Shuttle: DNP

Pros: Excellent catch radius, leaping ability and body control

Cons: Missed first half of 2014 season with broken foot

4. DORIAL GREEN-BECKHAM

Class: Sophomore

School: Oklahoma

Ht: 6-5

Wt: 237

Arms: 32 1/2 in

Hands: 9 in

Bench: 13 reps

40-yard dash: 4.49 sec

Vert: 33 1/2 in

Broad: 9-11

Cone: 6.89 sec

Shuttle: 4.45 sec

Pros: First-round talent with ideal size-speed-hands combination

Cons: Major off-field concerns; hasn't played in game since end of 2013 season

5. DEVIN FUNCHESS

Class: Junior

School: Michigan

Ht: 6-4

Wt: 232

Arms: 33 1/2 in

Hands: 9 3/4 in

Bench: 17 reps

40-yard dash: 4.70 sec

Vert: 38 1/2 in

Broad: 10-2

Cone: DNP

Shuttle: DNP

Pros: Big, physical receiver with great catch radius

Cons: Sometimes drops catchable passes

6. JAELEN STRONG

Class: Junior

School: Arizona St.

Ht: 6-2

Wt: 217

Arms: 32 1/2 in

Hands: 9 in

Bench: DNP

40-yard dash: 4.44 sec

Vert: 42 in

Broad: 10-3

Cone: DNP

Shuttle: DNP

Pros: Big-bodied receiver who uses size to get yards after catch

Cons: Raw route-runner; sometimes doesn't use full catch radius

7. PHILLIP DORSETT

Class: Senior

School: Miami (Fla.)

Ht: 5-10

Wt: 185

Arms: 30 1/4 in

Hands: 9 3/8 in

Bench: 13 reps

40-yard dash: 4.33 sec

Vert: 37 in

Broad: 10-2

Cone: 6.70 sec

Shuttle: 4.11 sec

Pros: May be the fastest straight-line receiver in this class

Cons: Undersized; may have durability issues (missed five games in 2013 with knee injury)

8. SAMMIE COATES

Class: Junior

School: Auburn

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 212

Arms: 33 3/8 in

Hands: 9 3/8 in

Bench: 23 reps

40-yard dash: 4.43 sec

Vert: 41 in

Broad: 10-11

Cone: 6.98 sec

Shuttle: 4.06 sec

Pros: Speed demon with great size

Cons: Drops easy passes, often due to lack of concentration

9. RASHAD GREENE

Class: Senior

School: Florida St.

Ht: 5-11

Wt: 182

Arms: 31 5/8 in

Hands: 9 in

Bench: DNP

40-yard dash: 4.53 sec

Vert: 36 1/2 in

Broad: 10-2

Cone: 6.88 sec

Shuttle: 4.12 sec

Pros: Sure-handed receiver with knack for big plays at big times

Cons: May be limited to slot role at next level due to size

10. DEVIN SMITH

Class: Senior

School: Ohio St.

Ht: 6-0

Wt: 196

Arms: 31 in

Hands: 9 in

Bench: 10 reps

40-yard dash: 4.42 sec

Vert: 39 in

Broad: 10-2

Cone: DNP

Shuttle: 4.15 sec

Pros: Vertical threat with excellent speed and size

Cons: Still needs to develop full route tree aside from nine route

11. BRESHAD PERRIMAN

Class: Senior

School: UCF

Ht: 6-2

Wt: 212

Arms: 32 in

Hands: 9 1/4 in

Bench: DNP

40-yard dash: DNP

Vert: DNP

Broad: DNP

Cone: DNP

Shuttle: DNP

Pros: Great mix of height, weight and speed; dad played WR in NFL

Cons: Sometimes drops easier passes; needs to clean up route running

12. JUSTIN HARDY

Class: Senior

School: ECU

Ht: 5-10

Wt: 192

Arms: 32 1/8 in

Hands: 10 in

Bench: 11 reps

40-yard dash: 4.56 sec

Vert: 36 1/2 in

Broad: 9-6

Cone: 6.63 sec

Shuttle: 4.21 sec

Pros: Good hands and quickness; runs clean routes

Cons: Came from spread offense; size may limit him to slot receiver role

13. NELSON AGHOLOR

Class: Junior

School: USC

Ht: 6-0

Wt: 198

Arms: 32 1/4 in

Hands: 9 1/4 in

Bench: 12 reps

40-yard dash: 4.42 sec

Vert: DNP

Broad: DNP

Cone: DNP

Shuttle: DNP

Pros: Solid route-runner who knows how to get open

Cons: May be limited to slot role at next level due to thin frame

14. JOSH HARPER

Class: Senior

School: Fresno St.

Ht: 6-1

Wt: 191

Arms: 30 7/8 in

Hands: 8 3/4 in

Bench: 13 reps

40-yard dash: 4.64 sec

Vert: 32 in

Broad: 9

Cone: 7.15 sec

Shuttle: 4.26 sec

Pros: Possession receiver has excellent body control

Cons: Not considered a vertical threat due to lack of speed

15. TONY LIPPETT

Class: Senior

School: Michigan St.

Ht: 6-2

Wt: 192

Arms: 32 3/4 in

Hands: 9 7/8 in

Bench: 10 reps

40-yard dash: 4.61 sec

Vert: 36 in

Broad: 9-6

Cone: 6.92 sec

Shuttle: 4.13 sec

Pros: Big target has good fluidity; played both WR and CB

Cons: Needs to clean up route-running

16. TRE MCBRIDE

Class: Senior

School: William & Mary

Ht: 6-0 1/4

Wt: 210

Arms: 32 1/8 in

Hands: 9 in

Bench: 16 reps

40-yard dash: 4.41 sec

Vert: 38 in

Broad: 10-2

Cone: 6.96 sec

Shuttle: 4.08 sec

Pros: Great mix of size, speed, hands, awareness and route-running ability

Cons: Played against lesser FCS opponents

17. TYLER LOCKETT

Class: Senior

School: Kansas St.

Ht: 5-10

Wt: 182

Arms: 30 in

Hands: 8 3/8 in

Bench: DNP

40-yard dash: 4.40 sec

Vert: 35 1/2 in

Broad: 10-1

Cone: 6.89 sec

Shuttle: 4.07 sec

Pros: Dynamic playmaker who can return kicks; runs clean routes

Cons: Undersized both in height and weight

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