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The RotoViz Staff 2017 Pre-Draft Rookie Wide Receiver Rankings

The NFL combine and pro days are in the books. We’ve compiled scout-based rookie rankings. And we’ve created or updated predictive models for QB success, RB success, WR success, and TE success. Now it’s time for the RotoViz analysts to compile our pre-draft rookie wide receiver rankings.

Pre-Draft Rookie Wide Receiver Rankings

These ranks were compiled over the past week by our group of analysts. After rankings were submitted, those ranks were scored using the same methodology as the RotoViz Scouting Index.

PLAYERPOSPOSRK
Corey DavisWR1
Mike WilliamsWR2
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR3
John RossWR4
Chris GodwinWR5
Curtis SamuelWR6
Zay JonesWR7
Carlos HendersonWR8
Taywan TaylorWR9
Isaiah FordWR10
K.D. CannonWR11
Cooper KuppWR12
Josh ReynoldsWR13
Dede WestbrookWR14
Malachi DupreWR15
Josh MaloneWR16
Kenny GolladayWR17
Jerome LaneWR18
Chad HansenWR19
Amara DarbohWR20
Keevan LucasWR21
Ishmael ZamoraWR22
ArDarius StewartWR23
Krishawn HoganWR24
Amba Etta-TawoWR25
Robert DavisWR26
Ryan SwitzerWR27
Trent TaylorWR28
Shelton GibsonWR29
Fred RossWR30
Travin DuralWR31
Mack HollinsWR32
Artavis ScottWR33
Travis RudolphWR34
Damoreea StringfellowWR35
Noah BrownWR36
Stacy ColeyWR37
Jehu ChessonWR38
Jalen RobinetteWR39
Gabe MarksWR40
Ricky Seals-JonesWR41
Rodney AdamsWR42
Devante NoilWR43
Noel ThomasWR44
Tanner GentryWR45

WR Tiers

Here’s how the top rookie WRs fared on the basis of their positional score.

WRR

Corey Davis is in a tier by himself. Mike Williams, JuJu Smith-Schuster, John Ross, and Chris Godwin are closely grouped in the next tier.

RSI vs. RotoViz

This table compares each WRs rank in the RotoViz Scouting Index to our internal Rookie Rankings. You can sort by the “Difference” column to see which players we like more or less than the scouting community.

WRRSI POS RKRV POS RKDIFF
Corey Davis110
Mike Williams220
JuJu Smith-Schuster532
John Ross34-1
Chris Godwin752
Curtis Samuel963
Zay Jones47-3
Carlos Henderson880
Taywan Taylor1293
Isaiah Ford10100
K.D. Cannon16115
Cooper Kupp612-6
Josh Reynolds18135
Dede Westbrook17143
Malachi Dupre15150
Josh Malone281612
Kenny Golladay25178
Jerome Lane371819
Chad Hansen1419-5
Amara Darboh1320-7
Keevan Lucas372116
Ishmael Zamora372215
ArDarius Stewart1123-12
Krishawn Hogan372413
Amba Etta-Tawo31256
Robert Davis372611
Ryan Switzer2227-5
Trent Taylor32284
Shelton Gibson2729-2
Fred Ross2630-4
Travin Dural2931-2
Mack Hollins3032-2
Artavis Scott2333-10
Travis Rudolph2434-10
Damoreea Stringfellow3335-2
Noah Brown2036-16
Stacy Coley2137-16
Jehu Chesson1938-19
Jalen Robinette3739-2
Gabe Marks3540-5
Ricky Seals-Jones3441-7
Rodney Adams3642-6
Devante Noil3743-6
Tanner Gentry3744-7

We’ll have more analysis in the days to come. For now, click the “2017 NFL  Draft” tag below this article to see all our pre-draft work to date.

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  1. The way we voted didn't lend itself that well to comparisons across positions, so we decided to remove that aspect to limit confusion.

  2. Last year each writer's ranks were included... could you add those this year too? It also be really helpful to have a quick note from each to understand their methodology and thinking behind how they came up with their own rankings to see the different approaches.

  3. I'm going to have a follow-up post that will provide a little more of that information. Sort of a WR Draft Guide article.

  4. great, thanks. Looking forward to seeing it! I know we all have our own methodology and my own has changed a lot over time.

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