Miami NFTC: Wide Receivers

It was an athletic and impressive group of receivers at the Miami Nike Football Training Camp, led by guys like Da'Vante Phillips and Calvin Ridley.

Here's a look at some of the top wide receivers from the Miami Nike Football Training Camp.

Calvin Ridley (Coconut Creek, Fla./Monarch)
Ridley's stock can't get much higher, but he cemented that status with another performance that had his share of elite plays. He makes everything look easy and physically is a loose athlete with speed and acceleration. While he worked at wide receiver on Sunday and he might have even more upside as a potential cornerback. His length (6-foot-0 plus) and tools scream first rounder. This kid just snatches the ball out of the air. Ridley earned an Opening invitation.

Da'Vante Phillips (Miami Central)
Phillips is a veteran of these types of events as he has been on the radar since being a freshmen stand-out at Miami Central. He continues to add weight, get stronger, and add elements to his game. Phillips is tremendous out of his breaks and seemingly creates separation at will. Phillips has such strong hands and is a physical wide receiver. He will go up and get the football as well as work the middle of the field. The one-time Gator verbal is taking things slowly on the recruiting trail. Phillips was the MVP of the position and earned an Opening invitation.

Sam Bruce (Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas)
Bruce's game is made for the camp circuit as he is impossible to cover in space and will catch everything thrown his way. What Bruce lacks in height, he makes up for with crisp routes and a competitive desire to win every rep. He will likely end up in the slot at the next level and should be more than ready from day one.

Dionte Mullins (Miami Gulliver Prep)
Another prospect with a couple of years remaining, Mullins made two spectacular catches that were sensational and the best of the day. He has the frame to add considerable weight down the road. Mullins does all the little things at a high level and we were impressed with competitiveness and uncanny ball skills.

John Burt (Tallahassee Lincoln)
Burt is not at the same place as the others mentioned here. But like Ridley, Phillips and the rest, he has serious upside and more so than most because of his size (6-4)/speed combination. Burt is raw and needs to become a better route runner and technician of the position.

It just wasn't those names, as there were plenty of other wide receivers that all made their splash plays on the day. Jovon Durante (Miami Norland), Kahlil Lewis (Miramar, Fla.), Tavares Martin (West Palm Beach, Fla./ Dwyer), Jawaun Harris (Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Tavaris Harrison (North Miami, Fla.), Austin Mallory, Brandon Luckett (Bradenton, Fla./Lakewood Ranch) and tight ends Devonaire Clarington (Hialeah, Fla./Champagnat Catholic) and James Gardner (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) all had very good days.

Chad Simmons and Geoff Vogt contributed to this feature.

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