by Justin VanFulpen
May 09, 02013
After taking a look at the top quarterback and running back prospects for the 2014 NFL draft, we turn our attention today to the wide receiver and tight end positions.
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Note: Our preseason rankings include seniors only. Underclassmen will be added once they declare for the NFL draft
1. Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt – Many were surprised that Matthews opted to return for his senior season. He is a complete wide receiver who has the ability to be a No. 1 wideout in the NFL.
Hoffman caught 100 passes for 1,248 yards and 11 touchdowns in 13 games at BYU last season.
2. Cody Hoffman, Brigham Young – Hoffman is a big, physical wide receiver who use his body to shield defenders and catches the ball well.
3. Devin Street, Pittsburgh – We love Street’s size and playmaking ability, but the Panther standout needs to get stronger.
4. TJ Jones, Notre Dame – Jones will be Notre Dame’s best offensive player this year and should get a lot of chances to make plays while showing he could be a No. 1 wide receiver in the NFL.
5. Kevin Norwood, Alabama – Norwood is a big-time playmaker, but sometimes he disappears on tape. He’ll need to correct that this season to help his draft grade.
1. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa – Fiedorowicz has the size and blocking ability you look for in a tight end, but he needs to make more explosive plays in the passing game.
2. Chris Coyle, Arizona State – Coyle is a great receiving tight end but lacks elite size and might have to transition to the H-back position in the NFL.
3. Arthur Lynch, Georgia – Lynch is a consistent player who has all the skills you look for in a tight end. He could move up the rankings this year with a quality senior season.
4. Jacob Pedersen, Wisconsin – Pedersen is a better athlete then people give him credit for and will be a focus in the passing game this year at Wisconsin.
5. Blake Jackson, Oklahoma State – Jackson was a junior college transfer last year and had a great season, averaging close to 20 yards per catch. This is a guy worth keeping an eye on this year.
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Justin VanFulpen has been covering the NFL Draft since 1997 for different media outlets. He represented NFL players as a NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor from 2004-2008. He is now the Director of Player Personal for the Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Game where he has worked since 2009. You can email Justin at email@example.com.