Get to know all the top prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft, most of whom will be taking the field at the NFL Scouting Combine on Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis.
Top Prospects by Position
- Running Backs
- Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
- Offensive Linemen
- Defensive Linemen
- Edge Rushers
Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
Weight: 210 lbs.
2015 stats: 82 catches, 1153 yards, 11 TDs
Treadwell is currently the highest-rated receiver on most big boards, although he could be supplanted by a receiver that some could see as having a higher upside. Treadwell has nearly everything you look for in a No. 1 wideout. He is strong after the catch, has solid hands and body control, and possesses good size. His main weakness - which may put some teams off - is that he doesn't have that extra gear that would allow him to consistently challenge defenses deep in the NFL.
Will Fuller, Notre Dame
Weight: 184 lbs.
2015 stats: 62 catches, 1258 yards, 14 TDs
Fuller has the potential to a be a dynamic deep threat in the NFL, with game-breaking speed highlighted by the fact he averaged over 20 yards per catch in his final season in college. He is able to fight for contested catches despite his smaller stature, but sometimes lacks focus and is prone to drops.
Josh Doctson, TCU
Weight: 195 lbs.
2015 stats: 79 catches, 1327 yards, 14 TDs
Doctson is outstanding when tracking the ball and often showcases spectacular body control and leaping ability. Doctson wasn't asked to run a diverse route tree because he played in a spread offense in college, meaning he'll likely need time to develop. He also suffered a season-ending wrist injury in 2015, so questions about his future health will need to be answered.
Corey Coleman, Baylor
Weight: 190 lbs.
2015 stats: 74 catches, 1363 yards, 20 TDs
Baylor receivers often struggle to transition to the NFL because of the spread offense they run, so Coleman could be hurt by that perception. However, while he does fit the usual "speedster" mold that Baylor produces, his deep-threat ability should leave teams enamored. Coleman possesses elite speed and quickness and excels after the catch with solid use of footwork.
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Weight: 204 lbs.
2015 stats: 26 catches, 341 yards, 3 TDs
Miller made the switch from quarterback to receiver and after an outstanding showing during the Senior Bowl practice week, he could soar up teams' draft boards. Miller is one of the most gifted athletes in the draft, with outstanding quickness that allows him to carve up defenders. His inexperience at the position will require a team with patience, but his high-ceiling could be worth the risk.
Michael Thomas, Ohio State
Weight: 210 lbs.
2015 stats: 56 catches, 781 yards, 9 TDs
Thomas possesses an ideal NFL wide receiver frame and knows how to utilize it effectively when fighting for 50-50 passes, boxing out cornerbacks, and showing off strong hands. Thomas could be overlooked, however, because of his lack of vertical speed and due to his inexperience running a full route tree.
Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
Weight: 200 lbs.
2015 stats: 91 catches, 926 yards, 6 TDs
Boyd overcame a rotating cast of quarterbacks to put up solid production in college. He has outstanding burst and route-running ability, but his draft stock could be hit over off-field questions after a DUI charge in June 2015.
Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
Weight: 208 lbs.
2015 stats: 66 catches, 973 yards, 8 TDs
Cooper's quickness and versatility means he could excel as a slot receiver and as a weapon out of the backfield, with an ability to run and catch the ball from that spot. A lack of finesse in his route running and lack of straight-line speed are the main hits against him.
Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
Weight: 193 lbs.
2015 stats: 86 catches, 1288 yards, 11 TDs
Shepard has the ability to beat cornerbacks in a variety of different ways. He has solid vertical speed, but can also use his quickness to gain separation and has the physical tools to battle for contested balls and fight through press coverage. Shepard doesn't possess an ideal frame, but could be one to watch as a late riser in the draft.
Hunter Henry, Arkansas
Weight: 253 lbs.
2015 stats: 51 catches, 739 yards, 3 TDs
With a relatively weak tight end class, it's unlikely that any will be picked in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but if one is, it'll likely be Henry. With great size and natural ball skills, the John Mackey Award winner could excel in a league that is looking for outstanding pass-catching tight ends. Henry is a below-average blocker, but it's due to technique rather than effort.
Austin Hooper, Stanford
Weight: 248 lbs.
2015 stats: 34 catches, 438 yards, 6 TDs
Hooper is a solid prospect that lacks an outstanding trait that most highly drafted tight ends possess. He is an intelligent, smooth route runner, but is limited due to a lack of speed. Some added bulk will be necessary, but Hooper does show good potential as a blocker.