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Top five slot prospects

Who could be the next Wes Welker? National Football Post

November 22, 2011
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With the slot playing such a prominent role in the NFL, the NFP breaks down our top five favorite prospects at the position.

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1. 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.

2. 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 ball skills who can make a living in the NFL. The major positive with him is that he also has very good speed as well.

3. 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.

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. Broyles would be higher on this list if it wasn’t for a knee injury he suffered this season.

5. Travis Benjamin: Miami (5-10 175)
A typical Miami type athlete who has all the tools needed to make plays at the next level. Has a little DeSean Jackson and Titus Young to his game and if he continues to mature could end up playing a similar type role.

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