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The NFL’s best blocking wide receivers in 2023


Blocking Wide Receivers

We used NFL wide receivers whose run block snap counts were greater than 100 during the 2023 season. We used Pro Football Focus (PFF) run block grade (RBLK).

Best Blocking Wide Receivers

RankPlayerTeamRun Blocking Snap CountRun Blocking Grade
1Puka NacuaLA Rams37678.1
2Jake BoboSeattle Seahawks14277.6
3Jauan JenningsSF 49ers14277.2
4Nico CollinsHouston Texans24574.5
5Brandon AiyukSF 49ers39772.9
6Demarcus RobinsonLA Rams17472.0
7Calvin Austin IIIPittsburgh Steelers12871.3
8Jonathan MingoCarolina Panthers33070.6
9Josh ReynoldsDetroit Lions39570.3
10Amon-Ra St. BrownDetroit Lions46870.0

LA Rams wide receiver, Puka Nacua, topped the list with a 78.1 PFF RBLK. Nacua was followed closely by Jake Bobo (Seahawks) with a 77.6 PFF RBLK Grade, and Jauan Jennings (49ers) with a 77.2 PFF RBLK Grade.

Amon-Ra St. Brown made the top 10 in 2023 after having the highest PFF RBLK Grade in 2022 (77.1).

Three of the players that made the Top 10 in 2023 were rookies: Puka Nacua (Round 5 Pick 177 from BYU), Jake Bobo (Undrafted from UCLA), and Jonathan Mingo (Round 2 Pick 39 from Mississippi).

Calvin Austin III was drafted in 2022 (Round 4 Pick 138 from Memphis).

The 2021 NFL Draft is represented by Nico Collins (Round 3 Pick 89 from Michigan) and Amon-Ra St. Brown(Round 4 Pick 112 from USC).

Jauan Jennings (Round 7 Pick 217 from Tennessee) and Brandon Aiyuk (Round 1 Pick 25 from Arizona St.) both were drafted in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Josh Reynolds (Round 4 Pick 117 from Texas A&M) was draft by the LA Rams in the 2017 NFL Draft. Reynolds signed with the Tennessee Titans in 2021 and was released in November 2021. The Detroit Lions claimed Reynolds off waivers in 2021. He signed a 2 year extension with the Lions in 2022 and is currently a UFA. The NY Giants, NY Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers are rumored to be interested in Reynolds for the 2024 season.

Demarcus Robinson (Round 4 Pick 126 from Florida) was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2016 NFL Draft. Robinson signed with the Las Vegas Raiders in March 2022, released in August 2022, and signed with the Baltimore Ravens in August 2022. The LA Rams signed Robinson in 2023 and signed a 1 year extension this off-season.


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