Raiders Draft Prospect Rankings: Wide Receiver Class Is Loaded

USC Trojans wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown #8 (Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports)

6. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Junior, USC

The first thing that jumps out when watching tape of Amon-Ra St. Brown the tape is his phenomenal ball-tracking skills. He couples that with great competitiveness allows him to make the tough catches. That competitiveness and toughness is on full display watching him block too. St. Brown is a solid athlete with a good frame and can win underneath and over the top. He brings memories of a young T.Y. Hilton. If the Raiders want to target a wide receiver in the second round, St. Brown is their man.

Grade: Second round

7. Kadarious Toney, Senior, Florida

At Florida, Toney did his best work after the catch but also had a lot of success on end-arounds. He may be able to stretch the field often in the NFL, but he is a big-play threat every time he gets the ball in his hands. He should have a long career in a Willie Snead-type role.

Grade: Late second round

8. Nico Collins, Senior, Michigan

Nico Collins is one of the bigger question marks in this receiver class. At six-foot-four and 215 pounds, he is a big target and has good athleticism to boot. His 2019 Citrus owl tape was very impressive. He proved that he could consistently get separation against NFL caliber corners. The reason is he so low is twofold. First, mediocre quarterback-play at Michigan made it difficult to evaluate his ball skills. Second, he did not play in 2020 after opting out. He could end up being a steal on day two much like Chase Claypool. You just cannot teach size and athleticism.

Grade: Late second round

9. Tylan Wallace, Senior, Oklahoma State

The first thing that stands out when watching Tylan Wallace is his toughness. He competes hard in the air fights for every inch after the catch. He is not a freak athlete but makes up for it by doing all of the little things right. Comparing him to wide receiver Curtis Samuel makes sense, but the Oklahoma State product might have more upside than that. The Raiders have two third-round picks, they could use on of them on Wallace.

Grade: Third round

10. Dyami Brown, Senior, North Carolina

Dyami Brown is a fantastic route runner that gives corners fits on deep routes. He also can take advantage of by snapping of routes when he gets a big cushion. One concern that physical cover corners tend to give him trouble. This has led to some bad drops as well. Overall, Brown shows a ton of potential, especially if he gets a little stronger. He will have the chance to be as productive as someone like A.J. Brown. He would be a low-key solid pick for the Raiders on Day 2 of the draft.

Grade: Late Day 2 pick

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