First of all I just want to say that I 100% agree with the Leonard Williams pick, he may turn out to be the best player in the entire draft and I wouldn't worry about where he's going to play, Todd Bowles will find a place for all of them.
Saying that, I hope we bag ourselves either a WR or RB in the 2nd or 3rd round and really start to build this team around Geno Smith.
So today I'm going to be doing a number of articles as we look towards round two. Starting with who I believe to be the best receivers left on the board.
Receivers taken in round one: Cooper, White, Parker, Perriman, Dorsett, Agholor.
1. Dorial Green-Beckham
Make no doubt about it, DGB has 1st round talent, and would have been selected in the first 32 picks had it not been for his legal issues. That is obviously a consideration for every team, nobody wants to draft a player who gets himself suspended within 12 months. He's tall, fast, strong and he has great hands. Someone will take a chance on him but the lesson to be learnt from Josh Gordon? People who consistently get themselves in trouble, find it very hard to avoid it down the line.
2. Jaelen Strong
I'm not surprised to see Strong still on the board, he's big and he's strong but he's not very fast and he is quite raw. However he gives any team that physical edge, he's a possession receiver who will go up and get most contested balls, probably because of his basketball background. He won't last long in the 2nd round as if you refine those routes, he could be extremely dangerous.
3. Devin Smith
Smith is very much a deep-ball specialist, he is lightning off the snap and he gets in behind defenses with ease. His average last year was ridiculous, and most college corners found it difficult to match him with speed. The problem is, he doesn't have the best hands, he catches with his body and he has concentration lapses. Saying that, I still expect him to be taken in the 2nd round.
4. Sammie Coates
Size, speed, acceleration, cuts well and works back for easy completions. Why is he still available then? Simply he is unreliable. He drops a lot of balls and his concentration lapses are a killer. He doesn't play 100% on every single snap and his judgement on long balls is poor, if you're a speed guy, that's a problem. He has talent but teams are wary of receivers who have a drop rate over 15%, his was 19.1% last year.
5. Chris Conley
A very impressive player who had a horrible combine. He catches the ball away from his body and he has the speed to trouble a lot of corners. He uses some moves to get defenders on their heels, and pushes to get over the top. The problem is he can't play against press coverage, he gets misdirected too easily and he'll lose a lot of momentum as soon as anyone gets their hands on him.
Other receivers of note:
Tyler Lockett, Rashad Greene, Stefon Diggs, Tre McBride,