Quentin Johnston
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 31: Wide receiver Quentin Johnston #1 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs with the football after a reception against the Michigan Wolverines during the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium on December 31, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The Horned Frogs defeated the Wolverines 51-45. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Wide Receiver

2023 NFL Draft Top Wide Receivers

NFL draft season is nearly upon us. Here are the top 10 wide receivers in this year’s draft class, per Mike Wilson. This list is pre-combine and pre-pro days.

Top 10 Wide Receivers

1. Quentin Johnston, TCU (6’4″ 201 pounds)

You will hear about Johnston a lot heading in to the Draft. The phrases “complete package” and “stud” will be used a lot by the media. Some scouts are comparing him to Julio Jones or A.J. Green as far as WR skill sets go.

2. Jordan Addison, USC (6’2″ 175 pounds)

Addison is a very athletic WR, who runs exceptional routes. Also, note that Addison is only one year removed from winning the Biletnikoff Award (Nation’s best receiver) with Pitt as a sophomore. Addison transferred to USC before the start of this past season.

3. Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee (6’0″ 185 pounds)

Hyatt was known for big plays in 2022 and he won the Biletnikoff Award. Hyatt had 1,267 receiving yards and 15 TDs in 2022. He had an incredible game vs Alabama, posting 6 receptions for 207 yards and 5 TDs. Hyatt has NFL speed and is considered a vertical threat.

Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt wins 2022 Biletnikoff Award

4. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State (6’0″ 197 pounds)

Smith-Njigba is very fast and athletic. He missed most of last season due to injury, but Smith-Njigba will make for a really good slot receiver in the NFL.

5. Zay Flowers, Boston College (5’10” 180 pounds)

Flowers is a very fast athlete, and he will be one to watch in the 40 times this year. In 2022 Flowers posted 78 receptions for 1,077 receiving yards and 12 TDs for a very bad Boston College team.

6. Josh Downs, UNC (5’10” 180 pounds)

Downs is a reception monster. In 2021 he had 101 receptions for 1,335 yards and 8 TDs. He followed that up in 2022 with 94 receptions for 1,029 yards and 11 TDs. Downs could be a dangerous slot receiver in the NFL.

7. Cedric Tillman, Tennessee (6’3″ 215 pounds)

Tillman missed half of the games during the 2022 season with injuries, but still managed to post 37 receptions for 417 yards and 3 TDs. In 2021 he had 64 receptions for 1,081 yards and 12 TDs.

8. Kayshon Boutte, LSU (6’0″ 190 pounds)

Boutte didn’t have the best statistical year in 2022 with 48 receptions for 538 yards and 2 TDs.

9. Rashee Rice, SMU (6’1″ 189 pounds)

Rice hauled in 96 receptions for 1,355 yards and 10 TDs in 2022.

10. Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss (6’2″ 225 pounds)

Mingo had 51 receptions for 861 yards and 5 TDs in 2022.