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Five Top Wide Receivers To Watch For At The NFL Combine


With uncertainty at the wide receiver position in free agency, the Redskins could be looking to add another wide receiver in the early rounds of the NFL Draft.

The Redskins could be looking at taking another wide receiver in another early round. With both Desean Jackson and Pierre Garçon unsigned, the Redskins will need a big time playmaker on the outside to keep their offense at a league-high level. The wide receivers will be participating in their combine activities this week, and here is who you should keep an eye out for.

Check out these photos of Washington wide receiver, John Ross.

John Ross, Washington

John Ross had a tremendous final year in Washington, finishing with 1,150 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns. Ross is a complete wide receiver who can beat defensive backs with his speed or route running. He is a shifty runner after the catch and hard to take down. Even at 5-foot-11, he can go up for deep balls with the best of them. The second-team All-American's speed must be respected and usually Ross requires soft coverage, which can open up more options for an offense.

Check out these photos of Western Michigan wide receiver, Corey Davis.

Corey Davis, Western Michigan

Corey Davis has been one of the most dominant wide receivers in college football since his arrival at Western Michigan in 2013. The 2016 Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year finished his third consecutive season with more than 1,400 receiving yards and 5,282 for his career -- the all-time leader in receiving yards in major college football. Davis is explosive off the line and is willing to challenge jamming defensive backs. Defenders are helpless in one on one coverage and his big frame makes it hard to undercut his routes. He is a touchdown machine that finished with 52 receiving touchdowns in his collegiate career.


Mike Williams, Clemson

The first-team All-ACC pick, Mike Williams helped Clemson win their first National Championship in 35 years. Williams has the prototypical size to become a difference maker in the NFL and had great production as a Tiger -- 84 receptions for 1,171 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has a great catch radius and isn't afraid to navigate the middle of the field. Williams is a hard runner after the catch that usually requires a second tackler to bring him down.

Check out these photos of University of Southern California wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC

JuJu Smith-Schuster is a slick running playmaker out of Southern California who is coming off back to back 10-touchdown seasons. He can catch the ball in all different scenarios and always keeps feet inside the white line when working the sideline. He finds the soft spot in zones and is able to adjust his routes to help a scrambling quarterback. Smith-Schuster is a physical wide receiver who isn't afraid to run block either. The 220-pounder can dominate defensive backs with his physicality that will run through soft tacklers. The USC product was slowed down with a neck injury but still caught 70 balls for 914 receiving yards last season.


Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington

Cooper Kupp is leaving Eastern Washington as the best producing wide receiver in Football Championship Subdivision history -- 428 receptions, 6,464 yards and 73 touchdowns. Kupp can do it all. He has confident hands and catches the ball away from his body. His route running will slowly bait in defensive backs and then he takes advantage on a deep ball. Kupp primarily lined up in the slot but has all the accolades to line up on the outside in the NFL. He did play in lower competition but was still able to dominate even when defenses game-planned around him.

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