Early Draft Rankings: WR

If the Vikings don't obtain a veteran wide receiver in free agency to complement Randy Moss, they will surely be taking a hard look at the receivers available in the draft. We've got more than 200 of those eligible for the draft ranked here.

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EARLY WIDE RECEIVER RANKINGS
Draft ratings are never a perfect science, even for NFL teams that dedicate departments and year-round scouts to the important job of grading college players and trying to decide how their skills will transfer to the NFL. Here are Viking Update writer and draft fan Kevin Brown's early ratings for the 2003 class.
Under the height column, the first digit represents feet, the next two digits represent inches and the last digit represents how many eighths of an inch (so 6034 equals 6 feet, 3 and 4/8 inches).
GRADE DESCRIPTION ROUND
9.00
8.00
7.00
6.50
6.00
5.90
5.80
5.70
5.60
5.50
5.40
5.30
5.20
5.10
5.00
4.50
4.00
3.00
Once-in-a-lifetime player.
Perennial All-Pro player.
Potential All-Pro as a rookie.
Immediate starter as a rookie (except QB).
1st-round pick; should start by 2004.
Early 2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
2nd-round pick.
3rd round pick.
3rd round pick.
4th-round pick.
5th-round pick.
6th-round pick.
7th-round pick.
Priority free-agent.
Free-agent who could make a team.
Worth bringing to training camp.
Possible camp player.
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1
1
1
1
2
2
3
3
3
4
5
6
7
FA
FA
FA
FA
NAME
COLLEGE
HT.
WT.
40
GR.
Rogers, Charles
Johnson, Andre
Boldin, Anquan
Jacobs, Taylor
Gardner, Talman
Washington, Kelley
Johnson, Bryant
Aiken, Sam
Lloyd, Brandon
Johnson, Teyo
Curtis, Kevin
Kelly, Kareem
Savage, Antwone
Edwards, Terrence
Wade, Bobby
McDonald, Shaun
Johnson, Bethel
Calico, Tyrone
McMullen, Billy
Burleson, Nate
Gabriel, Doug
Stricker, Dan
Battle, Arnaz
Madise, Adrian
Vance, Chris
Moore, Cecil
Young, Walter
Quinnie, Willie
Allen, Bosley
McKelvey, J.J.
Thomas, Wilson
Newhouse, Reggie
Gage, Justin
Hoag, Ryan
Arnold, Paul
Howry, Keenan
Rubin, DeAndrew
Alston, Richard
Morgan, Robert
Mahe, Reno
Hayes, Michael
Bush, Mike
Osgood, Kassim
Jones, C.J.
Adkisson, James
Burke, Jamal
Lovett, B.J.
Tolver, J.R.
Bellamy, Ronald
Peterson, Bryan
Hamilton, Lawrence
Gasaway, Bryon
Walter, Kevin
Collins, Sam
Battle, Steve
Kircus, David
Brewer, Ryan
Lindsey, Neal
Goynes, Dwain
Myers, Jerel
Mays, Jermaine
Smith, Zuriel
Vann, LaDaris
Fagan, Curtis
Scott, Leonard
Morris, Carl
Willis, Jason
Pauley, Charles
Fry, Todd
Dunbar, LaTarence
Burns, Antoine
Moorehead, Aaron
Holden, LaQuonne
Smith, Hugh
Grindle, Terrell
Ward, LaShaun
Oliva, Michael
Blount, David
Sands, Ethenic
Ocasio, Carmelo
Pugh, Alphonso
Bell, KeyKowa
Ford, Carl
Borders, Chesley
Davis, Fabian
Braxton, Phil
Amerson, Andrew
Swillie, Jay
Bryant, Ricky
Lewis, Greg
Wells, Ryan
Lusk, Gary
Rampersant, Greg
Lewis, John
Bonner, Cedric
Forde, Andre
Riley, Jerome
Lewis, Jermaine
Ponder, Willie
Anglin, Travis
Paige, Anton
Morales, Seth
Watkins, Kerry
Hankton, Cortez
Marriott, Denero
Davenport, Ronnie
Slade, Lamar
Olinger, Jon
Sanders, Cale
Thomas, J.R.
Parham, Terrell
Breeden, Sam
Hamilton, Sparky
Tyree, David
Lilla, Adam
Comeaux, Aris
Metcalf, Terrence
Devoe, Todd
Wallace, Taco
Opara, Chisom
Sump, Brian
Boone, Aaron
Jacobs, Robert
Fryzel, Jimmy
Schweighardt, Jon
Willis, Marcel
Glover, Will
Winston, P.J.
Layton, Andrew
Robinson, Reggie
Hemmings, Keith
Miller, John
Holmes, Aryvia
Mason, Troy
Doolin, Phillip
Smith, Derrick
Marshall, George
Machan, Blake
Russell, Ryan
Davis-Bryant, Terrance
Rizzo, Matt
Lofton, C.J.
Robinson, Brian
Shanahan, Kyle
Redd, Robert
Robinson, Jackie
Pierce, Rodney
Briscoe, H.B.
Nelson, Ben
Dillard, Sean
Conley, Jeremy
Gessner, Chas
Branch, Jason
Jones, Jamal
Minor, Terrance
Ricks, Ricky
Jelmberg, Josh
Handy, LeRoy
Porter, Greg
Hickenbotham, Jamie
Simms, Ernest
Monroe, Scooter
Skipper, Heyward
Robinson, Durrell
Martin, Jermaine
Banks, Arketa
Butler, Brandon
Dorsey, Damien
Owens, Derrick
Golson, Vito
Wingfield, Billy
Jackson, Paris
Houston, Devin
Timko, Wes
Allen, Jamal
Hardy, DeShon
Greene, Donta
Youell, David
Ralph, Brock
Butler, Tyrece
Stephens, John
Miller, Ryan
DeShields, Darryl
Johnson, Manny
Blythwood, Dan
Manning, Joe
Kabba, Ahmed
Banks, Michael
Adams, Junior
Samuel, Ernie
Rogers, Kenneth
Hearn, Ryan
Gore, Beno
Zullo, Adrian
Keith, Tye
Johnson, Glenn
George, Andre
Marcos, Mark
Cobb, Zamir
Gaskins, Ivery
DeBrow, Ellis
Jackson, Antonio
Witten, Shawn
McKinney, Chris
Angelici, Adam
Smith, Dwayne
Olson, Joel
Overton, Aaron
Magrini, Eric
Taylor, Michael
Ryan, Dan
Spencer, Chad
Goins, Brannon
Waters, Marcus
Hill, Harrison
Michigan State
Miami (Fla.)
Florida State
Florida
Florida State
Tennessee
Penn State
North Carolina
Illinois
Stanford
Utah State
Southern California
Oklahoma
Georgia
Arizona
Arizona State
Texas A&M
Middle Tennessee
Virginia
Nevada
Central Florida
Vanderbilt
Notre Dame
Texas Christian
Ohio State
East Tennessee
Illinois
Alabama-Birmingham
Sam Houston
Clemson
Nebraska
Baylor
Missouri
Gustavus Adolphus
Washington
Oregon
South Florida
East Carolina
Florida State
Brigham Young
Southern
Washington State
San Diego State
Iowa
South Carolina
Boston College
Michigan State
San Diego State
Michigan
North Carolina State
Stephen F. Austin
Kansas
Eastern Michigan
Alabama
Valley City State
Grand Valley State
South Carolina
Alabama A&M
Texas A&M
Louisiana State
Minnesota
Hampton
Cincinnati
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Harvard
Oregon
San Jose State
Washington & Jefferson
Texas Christian
Minnesota
Illinois
Morris Brown
South Florida
Mississippi State
California
California-Davis
Hampton
Miami (Fla.)
Indiana (Pa.)
Truman State
Houston
Toledo
North Carolina
Wake Forest
West Virginia
Troy State
Boise State
Hofstra
Illinois
Stanford
Texas A&M-Kingsville
Benedict
Oklahoma State
Texas A&M-Commerce
Buffalo
Washington State
Western Michigan
Southeast Missouri
Memphis
Texas Tech
Purdue
Georgia Tech
Texas Southern
Marshall
San Diego State
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Eastern New Mexico
Indiana (Pa.)
Virginia Tech
Arkansas
Arkansas
Syracuse
Winona State
Army
South Carolina State
Central Missouri
Kansas State
Princeton
Colorado Mines
Kentucky
Jackson State
Central Florida
Northwestern
Auburn
Georgia Tech
New Mexico State
Appalachian State
Louisiana State
Boston College
Central Arkansas
Samford
Nevada-Las Vegas
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
West Virginia
North Texas
Calgary (Can.)
West Liberty
Oklahoma State
Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Valdosta State
Houston
Texas
Bowling Green
Clemson
Mesa (Colo.)
New Mexico State
St. Cloud State
Temple
Duquesne
Brown
Miami (Ohio)
North Carolina A&T
Texas-El Paso
Southwest Missouri
Idaho
Southern Mississippi
Texas A&M
Arkansas State
Kentucky
Maryland
Troy State
Northwest Mississippi CC
McNeese State
Elon
Delta State
Louisville
Georgia Southern
Illinois State
Boise State
Utah
Utah
Connecticut
Fort Lewis
Massachusetts
Toledo
Middle Tennessee
Wyoming
Michigan
Depauw
Millikin
Greenville
Toledo
Nevada
New Mexico
Northwestern Oklahoma
Western Carolina
Montana State
Union
Morehouse
South Florida
Southwest Missouri
Massachusetts
Cincinnati
Indiana
Louisiana-Lafayette
Southwest Missouri
Temple
Central Florida
Delta State
Portland State
Virginia Tech
Guilford
Lock Haven
Illinois State
Bethel
Drake
Montclair State
New Hampshire
Depauw
Georgetown (Ky.)
James Madison
Michigan State
Kansas
6027
6025
6004
5116
6000
6024
6017
6010
6010
6065
5106
5115
5111
5113
5096
5090
5107
6033
6033
6003
6015
6013
5117
5107
6005
6007
6042
5115
6007
6030
6050
6005
6041
6020
6005
5093
5111
5114
5105
5100
6043
6047
6042
5103
6036
6003
6025
6002
5117
5113
6021
6023
6032
6005
6007
6012
5090
6000
5093
5102
5114
5110
5090
5116
5110
6025
6010
5097
5104
5094
5115
6031
6021
5082
5083
6002
6012
6034
5112
6020
6030
5094
5116
5110
5110
6022
5100
6027
5090
6000
6002
6012
6026
5112
6000
5102
6012
6036
6003
6035
6043
5093
5096
5114
6010
6004
6033
6033
5112
6010
5114
6034
6042
6005
5112
5101
6032
6020
6010
6012
5110
6016
6020
5106
5102
6002
5097
6000
5110
6004
6014
6000
5092
5100
6000
5110
6010
6040
5100
5090
6000
6000
6040
6020
5100
6002
6000
6020
6020
5097
6020
6047
6050
5112
6020
6020
5112
6010
6042
5100
5080
6013
5112
6012
5060
5100
6000
5070
5114
6022
5100
6020
5095
6030
5110
6000
5072
5110
6030
6030
5100
6012
6020
5070
6040
6000
6020
5100
5090
5100
5100
5090
5080
5070
5080
5112
6000
5110
5116
6010
6022
6000
6000
6020
6030
6020
6040
6002
6030
6020
6040
6030
5060
6040
5112
203
220
219
201
199
225
208
202
178
242
187
178
180
163
190
178
194
219
208
190
203
200
204
207
182
214
211
180
190
212
207
198
203
189
206
175
177
215
193
185
223
196
206
194
219
202
209
202
202
195
200
210
222
184
192
183
212
210
180
177
200
172
203
175
185
211
196
160
180
185
196
210
206
168
189
197
196
222
178
190
222
185
175
190
178
193
172
212
177
184
192
192
200
190
176
208
184
208
205
197
205
182
181
195
181
195
205
220
175
190
187
212
212
197
178
198
205
200
190
220
185
206
210
191
189
185
183
188
185
195
209
162
185
175
227
172
188
235
180
188
210
195
207
185
197
190
195
192
185
180
215
201
218
200
170
222
191
200
228
175
168
194
183
212
147
180
195
173
195
192
178
190
177
190
175
190
182
184
184
213
175
188
210
156
192
180
205
175
168
171
175
185
175
160
187
195
198
175
185
205
220
180
195
198
190
200
205
200
205
195
220
230
188
235
190
4.33-4.45
4.38-4.48
4.43-4.49
4.33-4.56
4.36-4.61
4.42-4.54
4.52-4.69
4.50-4.67
4.50-4.55
4.54-4.82
4.32-4.68
4.35-4.51
4.35-4.64
4.40-4.57
4.44-4.60
4.35-4.40
4.33-4.55
4.38-4.62
4.47-4.65
4.41-4.55
4.45-4.54
4.55-4.65
4.39-4.62
4.48-4.68
4.50-4.64
4.59-4.63
4.60-4.70
4.35-4.50
4.45-4.62
4.55-4.60
4.55-4.75
4.50-4.68
4.53-4.80
4.33-4.48
4.33-4.60
4.41-4.60
4.42-4.53
4.48-4.60
4.50-4.60
4.50-4.68
4.55-4.70
4.62-4.80
4.52-4.72
4.30-4.65
4.38-4.50
4.43-4.64
4.47-4.65
4.48-4.58
4.48-4.60
4.48-4.72
4.49-4.73
4.50-4.70
4.50-4.80
4.40-4.50
4.46-4.55
4.50-4.81
4.54-4.70
4.55
4.32-4.40
4.44-4.63
4.50-4.55
4.50-4.56
4.51-4.58
4.55-4.59
4.33-4.44
4.56-4.70
4.58
4.36-4.50
4.40-4.56
4.45-4.49
4.45-4.60
4.55-4.70
4.60-4.65
4.48
4.35-4.48
4.45-4.50
4.60-4.66
4.61-4.78
4.50-4.65
4.57
4.75
4.43-4.50
4.43-4.55
4.45-4.60
4.45-4.80
4.55-4.65
4.59-4.63
4.65-4.70
4.40
4.50
4.53
4.55
4.65
4.35-4.45
4.37-4.40
4.40-4.52
4.46-4.70
4.47-4.55
4.47-4.65
4.48-4.65
4.48-4.68
4.49-4.55
4.50-4.67
4.55-4.61
4.55-4.65
4.55-4.65
4.58-4.65
4.61-4.70
4.50
4.53
4.45-4.46
4.48-4.60
4.48-4.60
4.48-4.62
4.54-4.58
4.55-4.55
4.55-4.69
4.48
4.56
4.70
4.50-4.66
4.69-4.78
4.57-4.69
4.43-4.58
4.44-4.54
4.44-4.60
4.45-4.75
4.47-4.50
4.52-4.55
4.55-4.70
4.58-4.62
4.50
4.48-4.56
4.55-4.65
4.46
4.50
4.56
4.57
4.37-4.50
4.40-4.61
4.54-4.60
4.59-4.69
4.62-4.66
4.65-4.70
4.53
4.55-4.60
4.48
4.55
4.63
4.32-4.45
4.53-4.62
4.63-4.80
4.67-4.80
4.45
4.47
4.50
4.53
4.65
4.65
4.24-4.42
4.26-4.45
4.35-4.59
4.42-4.50
4.48
4.34
4.40
4.43
4.45
4.47
4.55
4.58
4.60
4.42
4.49
4.52
4.55
4.55
4.56
4.56
4.57
4.61
4.61
4.67
4.29-4.36
4.42-4.55
4.50-4.58
4.50-4.66
4.43
4.45
4.45
4.47
4.48
4.50
4.52
4.53
4.53
4.53
4.53
4.53
4.55
4.55
4.55
4.55
4.56
4.60
4.63
4.64
4.64
4.64
4.67
4.72
4.78
4.35-4.45
4.52-4.55
4.45-4.60
6.75
6.50
6.25
6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00
5.75
5.60
5.55
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50
5.45
5.40
5.40
5.40
5.35
5.35
5.35
5.30
5.30
5.30
5.30
5.30
5.20
5.20
5.20
5.20
5.15
5.15
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.10
5.05
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00
4.95
4.95
4.95
4.95
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.85
4.85
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.80
4.75
4.70
4.70
4.70
4.70
4.70
4.65
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.60
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40
4.30
4.30
4.30
4.30
4.30
4.25
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.20
4.10
4.10
4.10
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.95
3.95
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.75
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.60
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
0.00

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