Scouting the 2013 NFL Draft: Ranking The Wide Receivers

Robert Laberge

How does the production of the receivers in the 2013 NFL Draft stack up?

When you're scouting players in the draft, life becomes significantly easier when you can find or create an advanced statistic that puts all the players in context with one another. For running backs, there's the Speed Score. Unfortunately, there aren't many good measuring sticks for wide receivers. One tool, proposed by Frank DuPont, tries to measure wide receiver production. It isn't a perfect stat, as there are many variables that it cannot account for. But, as you'll see, it produces some fairly good results. I've listed the formula and results below:

(Weight/40-Yard Time) + (Touchdowns/Game) + (Yards/Game)

Draft Prospects Weight 40-Yard TDs Yds Games Score
Robert Woods 201 4.51 32 2933 27 154.38
Quinton Patton 204 4.53 24 2594 25 149.75
DeAndre Hopkins 214 4.57 27 3020 38 127.01
Stedman Bailey 193 4.52 41 3218 39 126.26
Keenan Allen 206 4.49 17 2570 33 124.54
Terrance Williams 201 4.52 27 3294 42 123.54
Justin Hunter 196 4.44 18 1812 24 120.39
Cordarrelle Patterson 216 4.42 5 778 12 114.12
Ryan Swope 206 4.34 24 3117 49 111.57
Markus Wheaton 183 4.45 16 2994 46 106.56
Tavon Austin 174 4.34 29 3413 52 106.28
Aaron Dobson 203 4.51 24 2398 41 104.08
Da'Rick Rogers 217 4.52 11 1207 22 103.37
Current Players Weight 40-Yard TDs Yds Games Score
Justin Blackmon 215 4.46 40 3564 35 151.18
Dez Bryant 227 4.29 29 2425 27 143.80
Calvin Johnson 239 4.35 28 2927 37 134.81
A.J. Green 211 4.48 23 2619 32 129.66
Hakeem Nicks 212 4.51 21 2840 35 128.75

Which receiver do you want the New York Jets to select?

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