Bessire: WR Ranks and Projections

Last Updated: 2/25/2016 7:35 PM ET
Projections for every ranked wide receiver are below. Players are ranked based on PredictionMachine.com's 2015 projected statistics for what each player would be expected to do as a 16 game starter on a totally average NFL team against a completely average NFL schedule. Read more about how rankings and projections are done (also includes 2012 rankings and projections).

Below, we include an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player. This score is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions and draft classes. A score of seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position as a rookie; an eight or above can be expected to start adequately and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, standout player who could star.

As a matter of context, at this time last year, using the same process for one of the better receiving classes of all-time, the top five wide receivers had scores of: Sammy Watkins (9.1), Mike Evans (8.9), Brandin Cooks (8.1), Odell Beckham Jr. (8.1) and Kelvin Benjamin (7.6). In other words, this year's WR class is just as talented and even deeper at the top. Wow.

WR 2015 Projected NFL Rookie Stats

Rank Player Recs. Rec. Yds YPR Score
1 Amari Cooper 82.3 1,007.4 12.2 9.3
2 DeVante Parker 66.5 974.8 14.7 8.7
3 Nelson Agholor 76.4 869.8 11.4 8.3
4 Devin Smith 47.5 865.8 18.2 8.3
5 Tyler Lockett 74.2 837.4 11.3 8.1
6 Kevin White 78.4 868.8 11.1 8.1
7 Titus Davis 64.6 831.4 12.9 8.1
8 Jaelen Strong 72.2 852.2 11.8 8.0
9 Rashad Greene 72.0 825.4 11.5 7.9
10 Justin Hardy 80.0 760.4 9.5 7.7
11 Breeshad Perriman 55.3 846.3 15.3 7.7
12 Vince Mayle 76.3 805.3 10.6 7.7
13 Sammie Coates 51.0 845.7 16.6 7.6
14 Dorial Green-Beckham 60.5 752.9 12.4 7.6
15 Phillip Dorsett 50.3 800.4 15.9 7.6
16 Stefon Diggs 67.9 761.0 11.2 7.5
17 Tony Lippett 59.4 774.4 13.0 7.3
18 Mario Alford 60.4 728.5 12.1 7.3
19 Jamison Crowder 68.9 715.4 10.4 7.3
20 Antwan Goodley 62.2 735.7 11.8 7.3
21 Chris Conley 51.4 726.3 14.1 7.2
22 Bud Sasser 63.1 718.4 11.4 7.2
23 DeAndre Smelter 49.9 735.8 14.8 7.2
24 J.J. Nelson 49.4 691.4 14.0 7.1
25 Kenny Bell 55.4 710.6 12.8 7.1
26 Austin Hill 62.0 722.7 11.7 7.0
27 Devin Funchess 64.6 699.9 10.8 7.0
28 Matt Miller 63.2 708.0 11.2 7.0
29 Andre Davis 57.7 689.0 11.9 6.9
30 Javess Blue 51.3 697.1 13.6 6.8
31 Cam Worthy 57.3 744.0 13.0 6.8
32 Devante Davis 56.5 699.2 12.4 6.8
33 Jake Kumerow 56.9 654.1 11.5 6.8
34 Dres Anderson 52.7 670.7 12.7 6.8
35 Ty Montgomery 63.3 607.8 9.6 6.7
36 Jordan Taylor 60.1 679.2 11.3 6.7
37 Josh Harper 65.5 640.0 9.8 6.7
38 Darren Waller 46.5 652.4 14.0 6.6
39 DaVaris Daniels 54.8 662.9 12.1 6.5
40 Chris Harper 59.7 627.7 10.5 6.5
41 Malcom Kennedy 60.6 612.2 10.1 6.5
42 Da'Ron Brown 56.5 640.6 11.3 6.5
43 Rannell Hall 59.9 610.9 10.2 6.4
44 DeAndrew White 53.7 609.2 11.3 6.4
45 Andrew Turzilli 40.3 602.1 15.0 6.4
46 Deontay Greenberry 62.0 596.7 9.6 6.3
47 Ezell Ruffin 53.5 666.0 12.4 6.3
48 Nigel King 48.7 648.9 13.3 6.2
49 Kaelin Clay 53.7 560.1 10.4 6.2
50 Jaxon Shipley 61.7 575.3 9.3 6.1
51 Deon Long 56.9 602.0 10.6 6.1
52 Geremy Davis 54.8 559.7 10.2 5.8
53 Donatella Luckett 40.6 537.3 13.2 5.8
54 Tre Mcbride 53.5 519.9 9.7 5.8
55 George Farmer 47.4 507.4 10.7 5.7
56 Levi Norwood 53.2 499.0 9.4 5.7
57 Christion Jones 44.1 499.9 11.3 5.7
58 Zach D'Orazio 61.1 544.0 8.9 5.6
59 Dezmin Lewis 51.6 492.6 9.5 5.5
60 Kasen Williams 45.5 428.1 9.4 5.1
61 Evan Spencer 41.9 404.2 9.6 5.1
62 Tacoi Sumler 39.2 342.9 8.7 4.4