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Draft Countdown: Top 10 Wide Receivers

Here is a breakdown of the Top 10 wide receivers available in the 2009 NFL Draft ...

1. Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 215 40-Yard: 4.58 Year: 3-So.

Scouting Report: Crabtree is a tremendously talented pass catcher with wonderful physical skills. He is a game-controlling receiver who gets past the sticks on third down or makes the difficult reception in the end zone. Crabtree uses his physical strength as an advantage, and relies on his former quarterback vision to read defenses and come free. Crabtree has all the makings of a No. 1 receiver in the NFL, and he will be an early selection in April's draft.

Grade: First Round

2. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 210 40-Yard: 4.35 Year: 4-Jr.

Scouting Report: Heyward-Bey has all the physical skills necessary to be game-breaking receiver at the next level. He comes off a disappointing junior campaign, yet if Heyward-Bey physically matures and continues to develop his game, he will be a productive No. 1 receiver at the next level.

Grade: First Round

3. Jeremy Maclin, Missouri

Ht: 6-0 Wt: 198 40-Yard: 4.42 Year:3-So.

Scouting Report: Maclin is a game-impacting skill player who could help a team in a variety of ways. He possesses solid receiving skills, and at the same time, he is dangerous returning punts or kicks. Maclin offers a tremendous amount of upside potential, and he will see immediate action on special teams as a rookie in the NFL while he develops into a No. 1 receiver.

Grade: First Round

4. Percy Harvin, Florida

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 193 40-Yard: 4.41 Year: Jr.

Scouting Report:Harvin is a multi-purpose skill player who possesses great speed and the ability to score from any point on the field. He can be used in a variety of roles, and a creative offensive coordinator will find ways to get him the ball as a receiver or running reverses. Harvin also has potential as a return specialist, which only adds to his value. He has the ability to be a big-time player at the next level if he can stay healthy, focus on the team and stay under control at all times.

Grade: First Round


Maryland's Darrius Heyward-Bey

5. Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina

Ht: 6-0.5 Wt: 212 40-Yard: 4.55 Year: Jr.

Scouting Report: Nicks has been a productive receiver at North Carolina the past three years, and he offers the skills that translate well to the next level. He has the ability to be used in a variety of offensive systems, and he has enough upside potential to develop into a No. 1 receiver for an NFL team.

Grade: Second Round

6. Kenny Britt, Rutgers

Ht: 6-3 Wt: 218 40-Yard: 4.50 Year: Jr.

Scouting Report: Britt has been tremendously productive since stepping on the field as a freshman, and is a big body possession receiver with ability as a No. 2 wideout in the NFL. He may not be a player for everyone, yet he is a productive pass catcher who gets the job done on the field.

Grade: Second Round

7. Juaquin Iglesias, Oklahoma

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 210 40-Yard: 4.59 Year:Jr.

Scouting Report: Iglesias is a well-rounded possession receiver with adequate size and reliable hands. He has the tools to start at the next level as a No. 3 wideout and could eventually develop into a productive No. 2 receiver.

Grade:Second Round

8. Mike Thomas, Arizona

Ht: 5-8 Wt: 195 40-Yard: 4.31 Year: Sr.

Scouting Report: Thomas has been a consistent performer at Arizona as a pass catcher and punt returner. His height is a limiting factor at the next level, yet he should find a home as a productive No. 4 receiver who will also produce on special teams.

Grade: Second or Third Round

9. Brian Robiskie, Ohio State

Ht: 6-3 Wt:209 40-Yard: 4.55 Year: 5-Sr.

Scouting Report: Robiskie is a coach's son with a well-rounded game and a receiver who does the little things well. He's not a spectacular talent, yet he's a pass catcher with the skills to eventually develop into a productive No. 2 wideout in the NFL.

Grade:Third Round

10. Louis Murphy, Florida

Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 203 40-Yard: 4.38 Year: Sr.

Scouting Report: Murphy is a terrific physical specimen who's shown flashes of dominance in the past, as both an underneath receiver and a downfield threat. His game is incomplete and Murphy must learn to improve his route running skills and consistency. He offers a large amount of upside potential, and he could develop into a productive No. 2 receiver at the next level if he hits on all cylinders.

Grade: Third Round

Profiles provided by Tony Pauline, NFL Draft analyst for and owner of

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