Ten Top Slot Receiver Prospects..........
Top 10 Slot Receiver Prospects
Who has the ability to be a difference maker inside? Wes Bunting
March 16, 2012
A look at the draft’s top ten slot receivers…
1. Devon Wylie: Fresno State (5-9, 185)
Is limited a bit by his size, but is the kind of cat-quick slot guy with great separation kills who can be an X-factor inside in the NFL. Another major positive with him is that he also has very good deep speed as well.
2. Jarius Wright: Arkansas (5-10, 180)
A coordinated athlete who is sharp as a route runner, tough over the middle and knows how to get open vs. man and zone. Will get re-routed vs. press at times and looks more like an inside player at the next level, but has the skill set to make a roster and carve out a big niche early.
3. Joe Adams: Arkansas (5-11, 190)
An explosive athlete who can go get the football down the field and has some savvy to his game setting up routes. However, is inconsistent catching the football and as a route runner. Nevertheless, does enough well to make a roster and see early playing time inside and outside. An ideal fit for Philadelphia running the deep crossers.
4. Ryan Broyles: Oklahoma (5-10, 188)
Isn't a legit number one type wide out and isn't a guy who I would even play on the outside in the NFL. However, has the polish and quickness needed to separate underneath and should be a solid contributor early inside for an NFL offense.
5. T.Y. Hilton: Florida International (5-10, 183)
He is limited where he can play in the NFL, however, he has the vertical skill set, play speed and ability after the catch to make his fair share of plays from the slot at the next level.
6. Chris Rainey: Florida (5-9, 174)
He's a narrow framed athlete, but has natural running ability, keeps his pad level down and can consistently make defenders miss. Needs to add girth to give himself a chance. But if he can get up to around 190-pounds and add some strength, he certainly looks like a potential change of pace back/slot guy who can fill a number of roles at the next level.
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7. Kashif Moore: Connecticut (5-10, 175)
An undersized wide out with "plus" speed. Isn't overly shifty in tight areas, but is developing as a route runner. He's got the top end seed to be a homerun threat every time he touches the football and has a lot of upside to his game inside.
8. Eric Page: Toledo (5-10, 180)
Showcases good short area quickness and the ability to set up routes. Would like to see him do a better job separating in tight areas and catching the ball in traffic. But, has been extremely productive and at worst looks like a sub package NFL option inside.
9. Danny Coale: Virginia Tech (6-0, 200)
A try-hard guy with a feel of the game who could endear himself to a coaching staff. Is a sneaky athlete with good speed, can set up his routes and find soft spots underneath.
10. Travis Benjamin: Miami (5-10, 175)
A typical Miami type athlete who has all the tools needed to make plays at the next level. Athletically, has a little DeSean Jackson and Titus Young to his game and if he continues to mature into an inside vertical option.