Bucs Combine Preview: Wide Receivers

The Wide Receivers are very deep in this year's draft much like they were a year ago. Here's an in-depth look at players the Bucs should be considering.

Last year, we witnessed one of the deepest and most talented groups of wide receivers the draft has ever seen. This year's group might rival last year's group. There is a ton of talent with wide receivers of every kind in this year's draft. There are big receivers, possession receivers, slot receivers, and speed receivers in this draft.

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The Bucs have their big receivers on the outside in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Bucs looked to grab some more explosion and speed at the position at some point in the draft.

Here's a look at some of the wide receivers that should be getting extra attention from the Bucs at the combine.

Wide Receivers

Rashad Greene, FSU - If the Bucs do make Jameis Winston the 1st overall selection, the idea of pairing him with his favorite collegiate target is intriguing. Greene isn't an overly big receiver, but he finds ways to get open and catches the ball with his hands.

Phillip Dorsett, Miami - Dorsett might be the fastest player at the combine. He's a player that might start out in the slot, but has potential to stretch the field on the outside as well. Dorsett can become a game-breaker in the right offense.


Justin Hardy, East Carolina - Hardy might be my personal favorite receiver in this class. I think Hardy could have a long and very productive career in the NFL. He isn't a big receiver (5'10'' 192 lbs), but has some of the biggest hands of all the receivers. He runs crisp routes and catches the ball away from his body with soft hands. As a slot receiver, I think Hardy could take the Bucs offense to another level.

Tyler Lockett, Kansas State - Lockett is another small receiver who is best as a fit in the slot. He is a quick receiver with soft hands. Lockett can also add another element in the return game.

Stefon Diggs, Maryland - Diggs is another one of my favorite values in the draft at receiver. Diggs dealt with some injuries at Maryland, but when health, Diggs was Marylands top threat. Diggs is another potential slot receiver, who possesses excellent quickness in and out of his breaks, and is a legit threat with the ball in his hands.

Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma - Green-Beckham is the only non-slot receiver on this list. Green-Beckham's skill is the best in this draft at receiver. He has the potential of Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, or Brandon Marshall. Unfortunately, Green-Beckham has the biggest character concerns in the draft. He had multiple drug-related arrests and failed drug tests at Missouri, but wasn't removed from the school until he was accused of forcing himself into his girlfriend's apartment and and pushed a woman down a flight of stairs. He's likely to slide in the draft due to character concerns, but could end up as the most talented player the draft has to offer.

Nelson Agholor, USC - Agholor is a local prospect from Berkeley Prep. Agholor is a quick receiver, who has nice hands, and is a threat with the ball in his hands. The explosive Agholor is likely a late 2nd or 3rd round pick.

Jamison Crowder, Duke - The undersized Crowder can be a unique role player for any offense. He adds electricity in the return game. Crowder is likely limited to slot receiver throughout his NFL career.

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