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  • NFL draft positional rankings: Wide receivers a banner group once more

    Eric Edholm at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    In 2014, we were blessed with one of the most gifted rookie receiver classes in recent league history — a draft class that could rival the incredible group from 1996 that will feature multiple Hall of Famers when it’s all said and done.

    Yes, it’s an incredibly tough act to follow.

    But the 2015 lot appears up to the challenge. No, it doesn’t appear to be the same transcendent level of talent, but there are starting-caliber receivers who could last well into the second — and perhaps into the third — day of the draft.

    Much like quarterback and running back, some have made wide receiver something of a two-horse race at the top, with Alabama’s Amari Cooper and West Virginia’s Kevin White (in some order) the two elite prospects available. We favor White slightly for his length and explosion, perhaps just a tick more dynamic than Cooper, but it’s beholder’s choice here. Both are beautiful NFL prospects who project to long, fruitful careers.

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