Draft breakdown, Day 4
Today, it's time to look at the receivers. Here are Rick Stroud's top 10. I'll have the defensive backs for you tomorrow.
1. Devin Thomas, 6-2, 215, Michigan State
Registered 79 catches, 1,260 yards and eight touchdowns in his only season of major college football.
2. DeSean Jackson, 5-10, 175, California
Most explosive wideout and natural pass catcher. Could help immediately as kick returner.
3. Limas Sweed, 6-4, 217, Texas
Great size and tremendous red zone threat. Injured wrist caused his stock to drop.
4. James Hardy, 6-6, 216, Indiana
Creates matchup problems with smaller DBs. Double-digit TDs in three seasons.
5. Malcolm Kelly, 6-4, 222, Oklahoma
Great on film, but hurt himself with 40-yard time of 4.75.
6. Early Doucet, 6-0, 208, Louisiana State
Slot receiver slowed last season by groin injury.
7. Jordy Nelson, 6-3, 215, Kansas State
Polished receiver projects as a No. 2 option for West Coast-style offense. Slow 40-yard time dropped him.
8. Lavelle Hawkins, 5-11, 185, California
Dropped passes and disappeared for Cal late in the season.
9. Mario Manningham, 6-0, 183, Michigan
Character issues abound and slower-than-expected 40-yard time of 4.59.
10. Keenan Burton, 6-1, 199, Kentucky
Great hands and work ethic. Series of injuries affected last season's performance.