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May 1, 2014
Rank & file: How the draft's top WRs stack up

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There are 13 wide receivers expected to be taken in the first two rounds of the draft. Here's a statistical breakdown in how they rank, followed by an admittedly incomplete tally at the end.

Receptions in 2013:
Davante Adams: 131 (13 games played)
Brandin Cooks: 128 (13)
Jordan Matthews: 112 (13)
Sammy Watkins: 101 (13)
Allen Robinson: 97 (12)
Jarvis Landry: 77 (13)
Cody Latimer: 72 (12)
Mike Evans: 69 (13)
Odell Beckham: 59 (13)
Donte Moncrief: 59 (13)
Marqise Lee: 57 (11)
Kelvin Benjamin: 54 (14)
Martavis Bryant: 42 (13)

Yards per game:
Cooks: 133.1
Adams: 132.2
Robinson: 119.3
Matthews: 113.6
Watkins: 112.6
Evans: 107.2
Landry: 91.8
Latimer: 91.3
Beckham: 88.6
Benjamin: 72.2
Moncrief: 72.2
Lee: 71.9
Bryant: 63.7

Avg. per catch:
Evans: 20.2
Bryant: 19.7
Beckham: 19.5
Benjamin: 18.7
Moncrief: 15.9
Landry: 15.5
Latimer: 15.2
Robinson: 14.8
Watkins: 14.5
Lee: 13.9
Cooks: 13.5
Matthews: 13.2
Adams: 13.1

Touchdowns:
Adams: 24
Cooks: 16
Benjamin: 15
Evans: 12
Watkins: 12
Landry: 10
Latimer: 9
Beckham: 8
Bryant: 7
Matthews: 7
Moncrief: 6
Robinson: 6
Lee: 4

Team receiving yardage %
Matthews: 49.9
Robinson: 46.0
Landry: 36.5
Cooks: 35.7
Beckham: 35.3
Watkins: 33.8
Adams: 33.4
Evans: 30.3
Latimer: 29.7
Moncrief: 25.4
Lee: 24.8
Benjamin: 22.8
Bryant: 19.1

QBs' completion percentage:
Bryant: 69.2
Watkins: 69.2
Adams: 68.3
Cooks: 66.1
Benjamin: 65.2
Matthews: 64.6
Evans: 64.3
Lee: 64.3
Moncrief: 63.3
Beckham: 62.9
Landry: 62.9
Latimer: 59.4
Robinson: 58.9

Height:
Benjamin: 6-5
Evans: 6-4 ½
Bryant: 6-3 ½
Matthews: 6-3
Robinson: 6-2 ½
Latimer: 6-2 ½
Moncrief: 6-2
Adams: 6-0 ½
Watkins: 6-0 ½
Lee: 5-11 ½
Landry: 5-11 1/2
Beckham: 5-11
Cooks: 5-9 ½

40 time:
Cooks: 4.33
Moncrief: 4.40
Bryant: 4.42
Beckham: 4.43
Watkins: 4.43
Latimer: 4.44
Matthews: 4.46
Lee: 4.52
Evans: 4.53
Adams: 4.56
Robinson: 4.60
Benjamin: 4.61
Landry: 4.61

Vertical:
Adams: 39.5
Moncrief: 39.5
Bryant: 39
Latimer: 39
Robinson: 39
Beckham: 38.5
Lee: 38
Cooks: 36
Matthews: 35.5
Evans: 34.5
Watkins: 34
Benjamin: 32.5
Landry: 31.5

Bench:
Latimer: 23
Matthews: 21
Bryant: 16
Cooks: 16
Watkins: 16
Adams: 14
Benjamin: 13
Moncrief: 13
Evans: 12
Landry: 12
Lee: 11
Beckham: 7
Robinson: DNP

If each of these categories is weighted equally (which, of course, an NFL evaluator would not do), this is how they would rank. I reversed the "QB completion percentage" category. That is, a receiver with a good quarterback, such as Adams, was given a worse score in that category. Lee is hurt because, well, he was hurt in 2013 and because of that did not have the statistical tally the others had. I wish there were statistics like dropped passes. It also would have been nice to include Wonderlic scores, only some of which are available. Matthews reportedly scored a 29. Latimer's was a very good 23. I expect that Cooks had a solid score as well.

Tallied:
1. Cooks
2. Latimer
3. Adams
3. Matthews
5. Robinson
6. Evans
7. Moncrief
8. Watkins
9. Beckham
10. Bryant
11. Landry
12. Benjamin
13. Lee

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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