Tracking the wideouts

RECEIVER CLASS THE ELITE 1. Charles Rogers Michigan St. 6-2 205 4.33 Diluted drug test won't prevent acrobatic Biletnikoff Award winner from being picked second overall by Detroit. 2. Andre Johnson Miami 6-2 230 4.40 Track standout is explosive after the catch, could be more consistent. 3. Taylor Jacobs Florida 6-0 205 4.48 Polished prospect is trying to break the recent jinx on Gator wideouts.

SECOND TIER

4. Bryant Johnson Penn St. 6-2 214 4.37 Baltimore native known for athleticism, willingness to block downfield and catch in traffic.

5. Kelley Washington Tennessee 6-4 223 4.42 Egotistical, older player (25) coming off spinal fusion surgery.

6. Kevin Curtis Utah St. 5-11 185 4.41 Extremely productive, steeped in fundamentals, yet lacks elusiveness.

ON THE CUSP

7. Tyrone Calico Middle Tennessee St. 6-3 220 4.36 Compared physically to Terrell Owens, but needs more coaching, competition.

8. Brandon Lloyd Illinois 6-0 186 4.55 Natural possession receiver needs to refine routes, improve speed.

9. Sam Aiken North Carolina 6-2 209 4.55 The word, "Sleeper," is tattooed on his stomach, hoping to live up to that billing.

10. Kareem Kelly USC 6-0 188 4.42 Top acceleration, but needs to concentrate and stop complaining.

SLEEPERS: Nate Burleson (Nevada); Ryan Hoag (Gustavus-Adolphus); David Kircus (Grand Valley State); Kassim Osgood (Central Florida); Chas Gessner (Brown): DeAndrew Rubin (Buffalo)


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