Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/4/12
The 2012 draft class may be deepest at wide receiver. The NFL Scouting Combine invited 47 wide receiver prospects in 2012, the most since 2008 and up from just 23 in 2011. Furthermore, 11 of the wide receivers can be found on my current Top 100 list. Of those 11, the skillsets vary from big bodied- red zone targets, speedster-deep threats, quicker-than-fast slot players, and all-around possession receivers. When evaluating the wide receiver position, it is important to understand the scheme from which the player originated. Much like quarterbacks, a wide receiver's stats may actually be a product of his offensive system more so than an indicator of the skills he will parlay into a successful career in the NFL. Similarly, a wide receiver may not be as productive in college as his measurables and skills might suggest. Case in point: Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon compared to Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill. Blackmon ranked third in the Football Bowl Subdivision in receiving yards wi...
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