2017 NFL Draft: Top 5 Wide Receiver Ranking

Dec 2, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs the ball for a td in the first half against the Ohio Bobcats at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Western Michigan Broncos wide receiver Corey Davis (84) runs the ball for a td in the first half against the Ohio Bobcats at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) catches a touchdown against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 9, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) catches a touchdown against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Marlon Humphrey (26) during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /

2.) Mike Williams

Big-bodied power forward that bullies defenders. He lines up on the line of scrimmage and in the slot all over the field. Primarily plays as the left-outsider receiver. He needs to get off the line quicker.

Williams will hesitate and is sluggish coming off the ball and struggles to get off of press coverage. He’ll sometimes get knocked off his spot to the outside by physical press. That can’t happen.  For a guy of his size, I’d like to see better hand use at the line. His blocking needs work.

They ask him to run a full route tree. This guy is a power forward on the perimeter. He’s flat out dominant outside the numbers and on in-breaking route.

He’ll big body cornerbacks on slants and digs over the middle of the field. A stretch man on the perimeter, he does an outstanding job of high pointing the ball on the outside.

He has great chemistry and timing with Watson on back shoulder throws.  He’s a little bit flat on his breaks. He’ll round off the corners of his routes more than you’d like to see.

After the catch, he’s a bruising ball carrier and has above average power in the open field. Runs through arm tackles. Although he lacks burst, his top speed is about average for the position. Overall, this is a punishing possession receiver who needs time to iron out the finer points of his game.

Value: Late First Round

Comparison: A very raw Alshon Jeffery