Here is a breakdown of WR during the senior bowl. There is a wide array of styles and types, where clubs will have ranked differently based on strengths in their game. I hear this might be the deepest class ever, but I can't attest to it from my point of view. I do see a few down this list that could sneak into the back of round 1 with a good combine and others can jump into day 2.
Role: X WR
Comps: Brandon Marshall, Mike Williams (LAC)
Big Target and wide catch radius. Great body control and can make the tough catch, jumpball redzone target. Good speed for size, can long stride, and short step. More of a 2-7-8-9 route tree skill set. Hip turns and other aspect of hip sink are okay for size, but it will be tough for him to shake corner in coverage, will have to use 6-6 frame to outwork him. Not overpowering or physical as you would think. Can make the great catch, then drop the easy slant, needs to improve concentration. Can find the soft spot in zone, so football IQ is solid.
Role: Slot WR, maybe Z
Comps: Randall Cobb
Top end speed to blow the coverage off the ball, but won’t separate early- takes him a few strides to open up. Lacks fluid, seems stiff and stops, in/out of breaks are transparent. He is overall a raw route runner. Deep seam and post corner routes look like his strengths. He will work better in man coverage, as his thick lower half will be tough to knock off the press. Fights for the ball, can box out a bigger corner from a smaller frame player. He flashes and you can’t teach his speed. Combine 10 yard split, 3 cone are going to be key. We already know that he is a sub 4.4 40, but what can he do in a phone booth, can he separate off the ball.
Role: Z WR, Slot WR
Comps: Antonio Brown, Derrick Mason
He looks like an above average speed guy with loose hips/ankles that allow him to break in/out and cut. He is the best route runner in his class. He is able to gain separation on short and medium routes, impressive footwork. He should live of 3-6 routes. Hands are impressive, goes and gets the football and wide catch radius for his size. Walks and talks like a pro, see he is extremely coachable. Team drills, he finds soft spot in the zone and works himself open when the play breaks down. I could foresee a reliable third down target if all things break right for him. If he break sub 4.5 speed, this guy will rocket up the draft boards.
Role: WR3 (X,Z, or slot)
Comps: Keyshawn Johnson, Anquan Boldin
Larger thicker build WR that is tough in traffic, looks like he is willing to do the work on the run game. Surprisingly above average ability to get of the press and gain separation from all types of DBs. He has a solid pair of hands, I would like to see him go after the ball more often than allowing the ball to come into the body, especially on the slants and digs. Inconsistent for the feel, finding the pocket to sit, but saw good sideline awareness, good agility and overall athletic ability. Will have to perform in the combine to break away from the next group of WR and into the fringe top ten.
Micheal Pittman Jr
Role: X WR
Comps: Keenan Allen
Long and lean, long limbs, uses a long gait to get over the top. Can track the deep ball well, decent explosive ability, but need to see his broad jump and vertical to get a true sense of his jump ball ability (QBs didn’t really give him those types of looks in drill to properly access that skill). Decent route runner for size, think he can do the entire route tree (Break is okay for a big man). He finds the soft spot in the middle, but working the edge is his strength. Good hands and will constantly go after the ball. Solid footwork and agility, but not the fast twitch explosive playmaker during this week. Willing run support and showed gunner skills. Outstanding attitude, good head on his shoulders.
Role: X WR
Comps: Miles Boykin
Long and slightly bigger than average frame for height, but no impact on speed. He is not a track speed guy, but I can see him posting a 4.45 and if anything better he starts to go up the boards because his size/speed will entice a club. He gets off the line, good in press coverage, can separate and good change of direction. He is a little more fluid for a bigger WR than others with similar height/weight in his class. Showed glimpse of playmaking athletic ability. He can run the entire route tree, but see his strength is cross the field; he should work the intermediate routes and body control should allow him to be open in tight spaces. He might be a good big WR out of the slot in the way you see TEs flexed in certain packages.
Role: WR3 (Z, SL)
Comps: Joey Galloway, Terry McLaurin
Fitting that I see two small Z OSU receivers in his game. Flys off the snap, but not a top end burner, can shake off the press and slip by press coverage. He has very good, but not elite speed. Shows good agility to stop, nice double moves without losing speed. He can sink the hips and get in/out of breaks very well. Provides added value in the return game. Solid vison and seen him make a gunner or two miss.
Role: WR3 (X)
Comps: Allen Robinson
If a club who likes Tee Higgins and misses on him, you can get value in the next round or two in Mims. He is a tough, power driven WR that fights to get open on the sideline and will fight for the ball over the top. As with Pittman, his strengths could not be showcased with these QBs in this setting and I believe the broad jump and vertical will help improve his stock at the combine. I like his footwork and he had the best dig route out of everyone I saw that week. Good explosion off the line, but not great, slightly above average for the class. Good concentration and fights/tracks the football in traffic. Hands are very good and will not drop many that he gets his hands to it.
Role: WR4 (X)
Comps: Looks only Randy Moss
Tall and wiry thin frame. No problems getting off the press, long gait and deceptively fast. When he streaks, his game starts to separate after 20 yards, which is why I just think Moss. His hands need work, think he needs the reps of guys that throw it +50 mph (was likely accustomed to +40 mph).
Role: WR4 (Z, SL); Special Teams
Comps: De’Anthony Thomas
Quick slot burner, two step and slant will be a goldmine for his early career. If you can work it underneath and he can make a defender miss take it to the end zone. He was solid in short crossings, obviously deep threat with his speed. Option in the kick return and punt return game to add value to his overall game.
Role: WR3 (X, Z, SL)
Comps: AJ Brown, Anquan Boldin
Good size, impressive 10 yard split and ability to sink the hips & turn. Can make the tough catches, where you see flashes of playmaking ability. Fights for the ball inside, can step through the defensive back to get him in between the football. His game will likely flourish as the speed slot. He opened a number of eyes this week and made a number of wow plays. You can see the combine helping push him up draft board.