2013 Draft

Steelers 2013 Draft Analysis: Wide Receiver – Early Look At The Rankings

Christopher DiMarino

This article continues along with my pre combine look at key positions for the Steelers. For an explanation on how the rankings are calculated please reference the link below:

https://steelersdepot.com/2013/02/steelers-2013-draft-analysis-inside-linebacker-early-look-at-the-rankings/

The Pittsburgh Steelers are in a unique situation at wide receiver. Mike Wallace is all but gone and there is a slight chance that Jerricho Cotchery could be right behind him thanks to a tough cap year approaching. Wallace underperformed and while Cotchery made plays as required, he wasn\’t featured enough to make a significant impact. This leaves the Steelers with Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders along with a small group of prospects. The Steelers would like to get a receiver with size so Sanders can slide to the slot in three wide situations, but the Steelers could easily grab multiple wide outs just the same. The Steelers have made a living drafting receivers late in drafts, and with this deep class, there is an opportunity to continue that trend.

Name School Class Height Weight Rank Round Position
Keenan Allen Cal Jr 6\’3 210 88 mid 1st 12
Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee Jr 6\’3 205 91 late 1st 20
Tavon Austin West Virginia Sr 5\’9 175 87 late 1st 30
DeAndre Hopkins Clemson Jr 6\’1 200 87 early 2nd 36
Terrance Williams Baylor rSr 6\’2 201 84 mid 2nd 43
Justin Hunter Tennessee Jr 6\’4 200 86 mid 2nd 48
Robert Woods USC Jr 6\’1 190 85 late 2nd 43
Quinton Patton Louisiana Tech rSr 6\’0 202 82 early 3rd 64
Markus Wheaton Oregon State Sr 5\’11 183 80 mid 3rd 77
Da\’Rick Rogers Tennessee Tech Jr 6\’2 206 73 late 3rd 83
Stedman Bailey West Virginia rJr 5\’10 195 73 late 3rd 90
Aaron Dobson Marshall Sr 6\’3 203 75 4th 54
Cobi Hamilton Arkansas Sr 6\’2 199 74 4th 124
Kenny Stills Oklahoma Jr 6\’0 190 70 4th 105
Tavarres King Georgia rSr 6\’0 192 69 4th 86
Ryan Swope Texas A&M rSr 6\’0 204 62 4th 127
Chris Harper Kansas State rSr 6\’1 228 65 4th 129
Marquise Goodwin Texas Sr 5\’9 179 54 4th 122
Denard Robinson Michigan Sr 5\’11 196 70 5th 165
Conner Vernon Duke Sr 6\’0 193 57 5th 162
Marcus Davis Virginia Tech rSr 6\’3 230 56 5th 187
Josh Boyce TCU rJr 5\’11 203 66 6th 180
Aaron Mellette Elon rSr 6\’3 216 66 6th 186
Marquess Wilson Washington St Jr 6\’3 188 69 6th 216
Rodney Smith Florida State Sr 6\’5 219 62 7th 190
Alec Lemon Syracuse Sr 6\’1 200 43 7-FA 230
Keenan Davis Iowa Sr 6\’2 216 55 7-FA 276
Jasper Collins Mount Union Sr 5\’10 183 19 7-FA 268
Ace Sanders South Carolina Jr 5\’8 176 49 7-FA 283
Dan Buckner Arizona rSr 6\’4 212 56 7-FA 291
Brandon Kaufman Eastern Wash rJr 6\’4 215 49 7-FA 315
Corey Fuller Virginia Tech rSr 6\’2 197 49 7-FA 303
Emory Blake Aubrun Sr 6\’1 196 48 7-FA 361

The chart shown below is all of the data I tabulated for you to get more insight into what these sites think about each player. A * means that this ranking was in a different category than the rest.

Name NFL.com ESPN CBS DraftTek Walterfootball Draft Insider
Score Score Pos Rk Ovr Rk Pos Rk Ovr Rk Pos Rk Ovr Rk Pos Rk Ovr Rk
Keenan Allen 86.3 89 1 12 1 12 1 1 1 1st
Cordarrelle Patterson 90.6 91 2 20 2 19 6 1-3 6 2nd
Tavon Austin 85.4 88 4 38 1* 21 3 1-2 4 2nd
DeAndre Hopkins 87.8 87 3 35 4 36 4 1-2 3 2nd
Terrance Williams 83.6 85 6 45 5 40 2 1-2 2 2nd
Justin Hunter 81.8 90 10 67 3 29 5 1-3 5 2nd
Robert Woods 83.1 86 5 41 6 45 9 2-3 10 3rd
Quinton Patton 83.8 80 9 56 9 72 15 3-4 8 3rd
Markus Wheaton 81.8 78 8 53 3* 101 12 2-4 7 2-3
Da\’Rick Rogers 74.4 72 11 77 11 89 7 1-3 15 4th
Stedman Bailey 79 66 14 101 10 79 10 2-3 12 3rd
Aaron Dobson 71.7 79 7 48 8 60 19 4-6 19 4-5
Cobi Hamilton 72.9 76 12 83 19 165 8 2-3 13 3-4
Kenny Stills 66 73 15 103 12 107 13 3-4 16 4th
Tavarres King 69.8 68 16 118 7 53 23 5-7 20 5th
Ryan Swope 67.4 56 17 125 14 129 11 2-4 17 4th
Chris Harper 68 62 18 144 13 113 22 5-6 11 3rd
Marquise Goodwin 68.5 40 13 90 6* 154 N/A FA 9 3rd
Denard Robinson 70.3 70 23 188 5* 142 N/A FA 14 3-4
Conner Vernon 55.4 58 19 161 18 162 18 4-5 22 5th
Marcus Davis 63.8 49 29 236 15 138 14 3-4 21 5th
Josh Boyce 72.2 59 27 221 16 139 20 4-6 43 FA
Aaron Mellette 67 64 21 169 22 203 N/A FA 18 4th
Marquess Wilson 67.3 71 31 256 20 176 16 3-5 23 5th
Rodney Smith 72.8 51 22 186 7* 194 N/A FA 28 6th
Alec Lemon 54 31 26 207 26 253 25 6-7 31 6-7
Keenan Davis 59.4 50 54 394 17 157 26 6-7 38 FA
Jasper Collins 0 37 24 195 30 340 N/A FA 24 6th
Ace Sanders 68 30 20 165 N/A 400 N/A FA 29 6-7
Dan Buckner 66.9 45 41 358 24 223 21 5-6 32 7th
Brandon Kaufman 68 30 28 230 N/A 400 N/A FA 25 6th
Corey Fuller 56 41 25 206 N/A 400 N/A FA 26 6th
Emory Blake 58.6 38 44 389 29 332 17 4-5 65 FA

* Denotes “return” wide receiver candidate
With all of the information out there, at least a baseline is established for future conversation. I will try to break down this data before the combine, but if not, please give me an idea of who you like at WR by commenting below. Please try to keep the discussion about the WR position only for this post and I will continue thru the positions ASAP. Also, if you have any other sites that you think have thorough and insightful draft information, please post them below.

Sites:

www.nfl.com

www.espn.com

www.cbssports.com

www.drafttek.com

www.walterfootball.com

www.draftinsider.net

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