Packers 2018 Draft: Pre-Combine Position Rankings

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley /
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Wide Receiver Rankings

1. Calvin Ridley, Alabama

2. Courtland Sutton, SMU

3. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

4. James Washington, Oklahoma State

5. Simmie Cobbs Jr., Indiana

6. D.J. Moore, Maryland

7. Deon Cain, Clemson

8. Auden Tate, Florida State

9. Dante Pettis, Washington

10. Marcell Ateman, Oklahoma State

Other: Anthony Miller (Memphis), Deontay Burnett (USC), Michael Gallup (Colorado State), Braxton Berrios (Miami), Ka’Raun White (West Virginia), DaeSean Hamilton (Penn State), Allen Lazard (Iowa State), D.J. Chark (LSU), Jaleel Scott (New Mexico State)

Overview: This is not a particularly strong receiver class, especially in the early rounds. Ridley is a dynamic player and Sutton is an intriguing prospect, but there are not a lot of first-round options.

Washington doesn’t have ideal size or speed, but he finds ways to make plays and shows superb route running. Cobbs on the other hand is an excellent combination of size and speed, but his lack of consistency will push him down to rounds two or three.

Moore is an underrated prospect to look out for on Day 2 of the draft. He’s an explosive athlete who can make plays with the ball in his hands. He’s built in the mold of Percy Harvin, and could be used creatively in an offense.

Pettis can also do a lot for a team. He leaves college as the top returner in the class, and he’s a very underrated route-runner. He’d be a great find in the third round.

With Jordy Nelson’s career winding down, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Packers selected a receiver on Day 2 of the draft.