As the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago quickly approaches, CSNChicago.com is releasing a list of the Top 5 prospects at each position leading up to Day 1 of the draft on Thursday, April 28. Next up is wide receiver.
1. Laquon Treadwell, Mississippi
6’2” | 221 lbs.
82 receptions, 1153 yards, 11 TDs
"Obviously I would not argue with anyone who ranks Treadwell as the top receiver. I love both prospects. Treadwell displayed his physical dominance in college both before and after the catch. Treadwell fits the template for a focal point of an offense at 6’2/221 lbs. His game did not slow down in 2015 after returning from a horrific leg injury. Treadwell can win at every level of the field with position and agility for someone of his size. He is used to catching erratic targets away from his body." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
2. Corey Coleman, Baylor
5’11” | 194 lbs.
74 receptions, 1,363 yards, 20 TDs
"Where He Wins: Functional athleticism helped Coleman win both “small” and “big” while at Baylor, and the latter is difficult to find with a 5’11/194 lbs receiver. Coleman will win contested catches, elevating over corners or adjusting with body control to haul in targets. Add that on top of vertical speed, quickness in and out of breaks and yards after catch ability, and Coleman has the tools to be an all-around receiver." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
3. Will Fuller, Notre Dame
6’0” | 186 lbs.
62 receptions, 1,258 yards, 14 TDs
"Where He Wins: Big plays. Big plays. Big plays. Yes, I know there are drops (like there are with Corey Coleman). But any team that draft’s Fuller will understand he will let a couple plays slip away in order to produce some major, potentially game changing, sequences. Fuller has easy speed and can use that to his advantage to create separation on breaking routes." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
4. Josh Doctson, TCU
6’2” | 202 lbs.
79 receptions, 1,327 yards, 14 TDs
"Where He Wins: Doctson produced so many highlight reel, acrobatic catches in the end zone and along the sideline. He can get open when working back towards the quarterback after winning vertical, resulting in easy separation. A better route runner than I think many expect, specifically with minimizing wasted movement. A very good athlete." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
5. Michael Thomas, Ohio State
6’3” | 212 lbs.
56 receptions, 781 yards, 9 TDs
"Where He Wins: On the Michael Crabtree - Demaryius Thomas spectrum. He can take short passes and surprises with acceleration and balance to pick up yards after the catch. A large portion of Thomas’ catches were made within ten yards of the line of scrimmage, but he can also win vertically and adjusts to the football while it is in the air." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
Click here for profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player. Video analysis provided by NBC Sports and Rotoworld NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.