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Top 10 wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft

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With the long-term future of Calvin Johnson in serious doubt, the Detroit Lions will need to find a replacement sooner than later. Even if Johnson returns, the Lions could still groom a solid third option in the meantime. Luckily, the college level has been pumping out dynamic receivers as of late. Rookie wideouts have had little resistance coming in and contributing immediately with the NFL’s pass oriented rules.

There is still plenty of time between now and the draft, including the all important combine, and there will be plenty of changes in the rankings in the upcoming weeks. As of now, here are the top 10 wide receiver prospects in the upcoming 2016 draft:

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[tps_title]10. Kenny Lawler Jr- WR, Cal[/tps_title]

  • Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 195
  • Proj. 40 Time: 4.52
  • Proj. Round: 2-4

2015 Stats: 52 receptions, 658 yards, 13 touchdowns

Overview: Lawler may have made the catch of the year against Arizona. You can judge for yourself in the highlight video below. Critics have claimed his stats are inflated due to playing with a potential first round NFL QB, but there is no denying he has one of the best pair of hands in NCAA football. Although he is not as explosive as Odell Beckham, you see glimpses of OBJ in Lawler’s game. As of now, Lawler looks spindly and could bulk up to be better suited for the hard-hitting NFL. Lawler will make his money making spectacular catches in traffic with the capability to make people miss.

NFL Comparison: Marvin Jones

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