Slimm's 2018 Wide Receivers (Underclassman)

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  1. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    1. D.J. Moore / Maryland / 6'0", 210 [#18 overall]

    2. Courtland Sutton / SMU / 6'3", 218 [#22 overall]

    3. Equanameous St. Brown / Notre Dame / 6'5", 214 [#23 overall]

    4. Calvin Ridley / Alabama / 6'0", 189 [#39 overall]

    5. Tre'Quan Smith / UCF / 6'2", 210 [#43 overall]

    6. Simmie Cobbs / Indiana / 6'3", 220 [#90 overall]

    7. Byron Pringle / Kansas St. / 6'1", 205 [#91 overall]

    8. Auden Tate / Florida St. / 6'5", 228 [#122 overall]

    9. Deon Cain / Clemson / 6'2", 202 [#239 overall]

    10. Trey Quinn / SMU / 5'11", 203 [#240 overall]

    11. Korey Robertson / S. Miss. / 6'1", 212 [#241 overall]

    12. Jordan Lasley / UCLA / 6'1", 203 [UDFA]

    13. Deontay Burnett / USC / 6'0", 186 [UDFA]















    Slot/Return Specialist:

    1. Christian Kirk / Texas A&M / 5'10", 201 [#32 overall]

    2. Antonio Callaway / Florida / 5'11", 200 [#83 overall]

    3. Keke Coutee / Texas Tech / 5'10", 181 [101 overall]

    4. Richie James / MTSU / 5'10", 178 [#123 overall]

    5. Quadree Henderson / Pittsburgh / 5'8", 190 [#252 overall]

    6. Ray Ray McCloud / Clemson / 5'9", 190 [UDFA]
     
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  2. j-off-her-doll

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    I didn't give you enough credit for ranking Sutton #1. I thought he'd be the consensus #1, but I see Todd McShay ranked him 5th - terrible look! And, I've seen him ranked between 2nd and 4th in other publications.
     
  3. TedSlimmJr

    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    Sutton is a monster. He was my #3 eligible underclassman WR last year as a RS sophomore.

    Although I understand if McShay is extremely high on Ridley and Christian Kirk. I'd be interested in knowing who he has ranked ahead of Sutton and reasoning behind it if he provided any.
     
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    He has D. Clark and A. Callaway - in addition to Ridley and Kirk - ahead of Sutton. Have to be an ESPN Insider to see his reasoning, and I'm not, but here's his top 10. The slideshow loads super slow, but the photos are in order (10-1), so you won't have to click on it. I'm a big Kirk fan, and I like Ridley, too, but I think Sutton has some space between him and the next guy.

    http://247sports.com/Gallery/Todd-M...de-receivers-for-the-2018-NFL-draft-106193559
     
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    I figured he'd be high on Ridley and Kirk. Only issue with Ridley is age. He's already 22 years old and will be 23 in December.

    Antonio Callaway is supremely talented. But he can't stay out of trouble. Literally. I've lost count of his suspensions, and apparently hasn't learned a single thing from 'em.

    Not at all with him on D.J. Chark. I've seen him drop too many passes and he hears footsteps in traffic. Runs like a deer though.

    Carrington was in my top 5 Senior receivers, but like Callaway can't stay out of trouble. He just got kicked out of Oregon. I took him off all together after that.

    Carrington and Callaway have a long list of bad decision making. They've established what I consider a pattern once it reaches a certain point. Both talented enough to rank top 5 among my Senior and Underclassman receivers, but you have to understand they're more character risks. They can both clearly play in the NFL though.
     
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    DJ Moore is my UC guy, but, then, maybe so is Sutton. I figured he'd be a consensus top-10 pick. I like him better than any WR prospect since Green and Jones. His ability to move and create separation, to make people miss after the catch, and his ability to utilize his size - box out and/or high-point the ball - make him an alpha's alpha.
     
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    TedSlimmJr Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ

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    D.J. Moore is the most underrated receiver in the country.
     
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    Couldn't agree more.
     
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    Tyre Brady is really, really underrated.

    What he repeatedly did to Jonathan Alston (who hung in there well with Deebo Samuel, I'll add) should be regarded as an act of terror.
     
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    I like Michael Gallup but I fully expected Tyre Brady to outperform him today and he didn't disappoint. Brady was the better WR prospect in this game today.
     
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    I was sick when he left Miami. I always see South Dade High play at least once or twice each season in person. Brady was a standout. So smooth and savvy.

    I'm not sure why he got in so much trouble with the Canes. Multiple suspensions. It was during the troubled season of 2015 when everything went wrong. Maybe marijuana. That's just a guess but Golden was a stickler for that. Brady and Muhammad were suspended together early and Muhammad kicked off the team. Brady was allowed to return late in the season then got suspended for multiple games.

    Early in Richt's tenure it was announced both sides had agreed on the departure. That's what made me think marijuana because Richt is at least equally intolerable of off field issues.

    Miami could really have used a reliable possession guy with enough deep burst this season, with so many injuries to Richards.

    Probably the only notable thing Brady did with the Canes was to help keep that Lateral Damage play alive at Duke.
     
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    Antonio Callaway is going to be a wild card in this draft. In 2015 he was the true freshman who really wowed me early in the season. So smooth. So incredibly smooth. Great change of direction and football instincts. Punt return ability. He looked like a future first round pick, and was doing it despite not the greatest quarterbacking or offense.

    The following season wasn't as good. Then there have been offseason problems galore. He missed 2017 completely. Credit card scam. Also driving around in a car with a 40 year old career criminal. Bad stuff

    Normally I wouldn't allow a Gator the benefit of a doubt but I'm always looking for extreme talents who fall way off the map. Besides, I read that Callaway has signed with Melvin Bratton's agency and has moved in with Bratton's family in Atlanta to prepare for the draft process. That could be a considerable benefit to Callaway. Bratton was a Canes star running back circa mid to late '80s and likewise an inner city Miami kid. Seemingly he could relate to Callaway and get him back on track. I don't believe there were off field issues before Callaway found Gainesville.

    Callaway is not tall but he is solidly built.
     
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    As a FSU fan i've seen a lot of Auden Tate the last few years. He's going to be a good player.
     
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    Forgot to mention that Carrington graduated from a small, Div 5, Christian school that I briefly attended. Jared Dudley (NBA) also went to that high school. When I was there, he was always the slowest guy on the team.
     
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    feel like DJ Moore in the 2nd would be a steal, and would be a nice replacement if Jarvis is traded.
     
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    The player who moved nicely at the Combine and may be flying under the radar is Simmie Cobbs from Indiana. He's a decent physical specimen - 6'3", 220 lbs and looks quite powerful. I notice that Slimm rates him #5 on this list of underclassmen receivers. Were others impressed by him as well? I don't know which round Simmie is projected to be drafted. He may have some decent upside.
     
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    No way Moore makes it out of the 1st IMO.His numbers at the combine only solidified teams in the mid to late 20's of his value.

    Not a big fan of the WR corps as a whole for what we need.
     
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