According to NFL.com, DeAndre Hopkins (No. 6) is the No. 2 wide receiver prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft. - Rob Carr
It's isn't officially NFL Combine week until someone publishes a list ranking the top 10 prospects at any given position, and NFL.com yesterday afternoon released it's top 10 regarding this year's wide receiver class.
Many Dolphins fans have analyzed and subsequently picked apart the majority of this year's receiver class, eager to identify the prospects most likely to end up in an aqua and orange hat sometime during the weekend of April 25-27. As a result, most of you have at least a short list of receivers you most want to see in Miami this spring. Well, feel free to compare your list with "Top 10 postion ranking" articles that are spewing forth from big-time football media entities such NFL.com, ESPN, etc.
Unlike ESPN, NFL.com actually brings a large amount of credibility to the table when it comes to scouting draft prospects. That's why Dolphins fans should at least take note of the top 10 receiver ranking that was posted on NFL.com's website yesterday afternoon.
Before we get to the list, it's worth mentioning that four of the five receivers on my draft board made the NFL.com's top 10 for the position. It's also worth noting that, as with my board, Justin Hunter is nowhere to be found on NFL.com's list. For me, concern regarding Hunter's ACL is enough to push him out of the top 10. However, if his knee checks out all right at the Combine, he's probably back to being a top three receiver in this draft.
Here's how NFL.com views the 2013 receiver class. Not a great list, but I clearly agree with some of it (especially from the Dolphins' perspective):
1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
3. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
4. Keenan Allen, California
5. Quinton Patton, Louisiana Tech
6. Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
7. Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
8. Robert Woods, USC
9. Marquise Goodwin, Texas
10. Terrance Williams, Baylor
What do you think, Dolphins fans? Does this list accurately rank the 2013 receiver class?
You can check out the complete list here.