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Top 10 Slot Receiver Prospects

Who has the ability to be a difference maker inside? National Football Post

March 16, 2012
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A look at the draft’s top five slot receivers…

1. Devon Wylie: Fresno State (5-9, 185)
Is limited a bit by his size, but is the kind of cat-quick slot guy with great separation kills who can be an X-factor inside in the NFL. Another major positive with him is that he also has very good deep speed as well.

2. Jarius Wright: Arkansas (5-10, 180)
A coordinated athlete who is sharp as a route runner, tough over the middle and knows how to get open vs. man and zone. Will get re-routed vs. press at times and looks more like an inside player at the next level, but has the skill set to make a roster and carve out a big niche early.

3. Joe Adams: Arkansas (5-11, 190)

An explosive athlete who can go get the football down the field and has some savvy to his game setting up routes. However, is inconsistent catching the football and as a route runner. Nevertheless, does enough well to make a roster and see early playing time inside and outside. An ideal fit for Philadelphia running the deep crossers.

4. Ryan Broyles: Oklahoma (5-10, 188)
Isn't a legit number one type wide out and isn't a guy who I would even play on the outside in the NFL. However, has the polish and quickness needed to separate underneath and should be a solid contributor early inside for an NFL offense.

5. T.Y. Hilton: Florida International (5-10, 183)

He is limited where he can play in the NFL, however, he has the vertical skill set, play speed and ability after the catch to make his fair share of plays from the slot at the next level.

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