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Top 10 WR prospects (cont.)

Posted: Thursday February 22, 2007 6:13PM; Updated: Thursday February 22, 2007 6:17PM
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LSU receiver Dwayne Bowe could be chosen in the first round.
LSU receiver Dwayne Bowe could be chosen in the first round.
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5. Dwayne Bowe, LSU: A very productive player with an excellent combination of size, speed and quickness. He became more consistent as a pass-catcher in 2006 and finished near the top of the SEC in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He continued to build that momentum with an impressive performance during Senior Bowl week and has emerged as a late first-round prospect.

Comparable NFL Player: Donald Driver

6. Sidney Rice, South Carolina: An intriguing early entry with outstanding athleticism, ball skills and hands. He lacks elite level speed, but has been a vertical playmaking threat in the nation's toughest conference. He will need some skill and strength development, but his potential makes him an intriguing prospect at the top of the second round.

Comparable NFL Player: Plaxico Burress

7. Craig "Buster" Davis, LSU: An explosive player with excellent speed, quickness and athleticism. He is a "football player" who has developed into a more consistent pass-catcher to complement his big-play ability as a runner. His versatility as a receiver/returner enhances his value as a second-round prospect.

Comparable NFL Player: Hines Ward, but a little more explosive

8. Anthony Gonzalez, Ohio State: A steady and dependable possession receiver with explosive quickness. He is a polished route runner who finished as the Buckeyes' second-leading receiver in 2006. He has all of the tools to be a solid complementary receiver on the next level. He will run a surprising 40 time, but his overall skills make him a solid second-round pick.

Comparable Player: Reggie Wayne


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