NFL Draft 2015: Top 10 Wide Receiver Prospects

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Jan 2, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs after a catch during the second half of the 2015 Alamo Bowl against the UCLA Bruins at Alamodome. The Bruins won 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

#7 Tyler Lockett, Kansas State Wildcats

Lockett is what you would expect out of a Bill Snyder wide receiver.  He’s a great route runner, seems to understand coverages well and is willing to get dirty in the pass and run game when asked to.  He’s another receiver with great hands and has both the speed, acceleration and shiftiness to get open and make guys miss with the ball in his hands.

Another 5’10 (5′ 9 7/8) receiver, another guy knocked down a peg due to genetics.  Despite his size he manged to only miss 1.5 games his last two season, but we’ll see if that changes against NFL sized defenders.  Lockett has trouble getting off the line against bump and run coverage, but this is potentially fixable in an NFL weight room.

Lockett should go off the board some time in the second round.  He can fit as both a slot or a #2 and that versatility is going to have him on more team’s radar.  Combine that with the ability to return both kicks and punts and Lockett is going to make some team more competitive next season.

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