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NFL Draft 2018: Top 5 Wide Receivers on offer

Here's looking at the best Wide Receivers on offer a the 2018 NFL draft

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Top 5 / Top 10 15 Jan 2018, 08:11 IST
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Some exceptional young talent will be on offer at the NFL 2018 draft

As the 2017-18 college football season has come to an end, everyone's attention now turns towards the 2018 NFL draft in April.

Teams and fans alike have followed the action on Saturday nights and have formed an opinion on which player will be the best fit for their team. One position that has been making rounds during draft talk has been that of the wide receivers. There is a lot of talent in this year's class and pinning one guy has been tough.

Here are five of the best Wide Receivers that college football has to offer for the 2018 NFL draft.


#5 Anthony Miller - Memphis Tigers

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Anthony Miller (right)

With hard work, anything can be achieved and Memphis Tigers wide receiver Anthony Miller can vouch for this fact as he went from a walk-on to his program's all-time leading receiver.

A potential first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Anthony was a recruitment afterthought who failed to receive a college scholarship and had to join the University of Memphis as a walk-on.

He redshirted in his first season while picking up a shoulder injury in his second season and hence failed to record a single snap for two seasons.

In 2015, Anthony had his first taste of college football when he hauled in 47 of his targets for 694 yards with an impressive 5 touchdowns, thereby showing the coaches what he was capable of when given a meaningful snap count.

Anthony had his breakout season in his junior year where he recorded 95 receptions for 1,434 yards with 14 touchdowns at an average of 15.1 yards per grab. His performances earned him Second-Team All-Conference honors, putting him on the radar of many NFL teams, but he opted not to forgo his eligibility and returned for his final year of college.

He maintained his performance levels in his senior year as he caught 96 of his targets for 1,462 yards with 18 touchdowns at an average of 15.2 yards per catch while also breaking the Tigers all-time receiving record in that period.

Anthony is a quick-twitch athlete who has the shiftiness to make defenders miss. He runs crisp and clean routes which help him create separation. His speed makes him a downfield threat as he is easily able to outpace the defenders.

On paper, he might look undersized but his ball skills, intelligence, and competitiveness make him much more effective than other receivers. Overall he is a very strong prospect with a huge upside and has a legitimate chance to become one of NFL's better playmakers in the future.

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