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2021 NFL Draft: BTD’s Favorites - Wide Receivers

The pass catchers that we like the most.

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The_Coach: Sage Surratt (Wake Forest)

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Size, intangibles and the ability to make a play on the ball in the air. If you’re looking for the three strengths of Sage Surratt as an NFL prospect, well there they are right there. The 6’ 3” receiver looks every bit the part of an NFL receiver and has the production to show for it, as during his last year at Wake Forest in 2019, he posted 1,001 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 66 catches. His biggest knock is that he lacks breakaway speed, yet he did quite a strong job against ACC competition in hauling in passes and gaining separation down the field. Surratt is probably a later-round prospect at this stage in the game, who can blossom into a solid starter.

Ross Parker: Rondale Moore (Purdue)

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My favorite wide receiver in this draft class also stands as one of the riskiest picks in the entire draft. It needs to be stated that Rondale Moore flat out can break a game. He is a swiss-army knife that can receive, return, and rush and have insane production from wherever you line him up. How the Chiefs use Tyreek Hill could be similar to how teams use Rondale Moore. Moore blew up during his freshman year when he almost single-handedly beat Ohio State and showed how dangerous he is. However, after that Ohio State game is where his issues began to flare up. He has played in just seven games since his freshman year in 2018 due to injuries. Teams will have to double and triple-check their medical breakdown on Moore, as he has been extremely injury-prone. Another knock for some teams is Moore’s size. He measures in at 5’ 7” and 180 lbs. So a pretty small frame that could scare some teams away. Ultimately, if a team takes a risk on Moore and can give him a snap count to limit wear-and-tear, they could be getting one of the highest upside players in this entire draft.

John: Tylan Wallace (Oklahoma State)

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Wallace, while undersized, is a tremendously talented player. He’s a top tier route runner, and has the jumping ability to make some truly astonishing catches. There will be concerns about Wallace’s build, and the fact that he was still recovering from an ACL tear in 2020, but whichever team drafts him will end up with a highlight reel staple.

2021 NFL Draft - BTD’s Favorites