2016 NFL draft: Top 10 wide receivers

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Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell is the consensus No. 1 receiver in this year's draft.

1. Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss. Height: 6-2. Weight: 221. Class: Junior. Stats: 82 catches, 1,153 yards, 11 touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.64. Projection: Round 1.

Treadwell isn’t a speed burner, but his combination of size, route running and playmaking ability make him the best receiver in this draft.

2. Josh Doctson, TCU. Height: 6-2. Weight: 202. Class: Senior. Stats: 78 catches, 1,326 yards, 14 touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.5. Projection: Round 1.

Doctson combines good height with an incredible 41-inch vertical and sure hands, attacking the football like a high jumper.

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3. Will Fuller, Notre Dame. Height: 6-0⅛. Weight: 186. Class: Junior. Stats: 62 catches, 1,258 yards, 14 touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.32. Projection: Round 1

Established himself as the best deep threat in this receiver class, blowing the combine away with a 4.32-second dash after averaging 20.3 yards per catch last season.

4. Corey Coleman, Baylor. Height: 5-10⅝. Weight: 194. Class: Junior. Stats: 74 catches, 1,363 yards, 20 touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.4. Projection: Round 1.

Undersized but explosive in the open field with terrific speed and acceleration.

5. Braxton Miller, Ohio State. Height: 6-1⅜. Weight: 201. Class: Senior. Stats: 25 catches, 340 yards, three touchdowns; 43 carries, 261 yards, one touchdown. 40-yard dash: 4.5. Projection: Round 2.

Will need time to develop after spending his first three seasons as starting quarterback, but a patient team will get a receiver capable of developing into a first-round talent.

6. Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh. Height: 6-1½. Weight: 197. Class: Junior. Stats: 91 catches, 926 yards, six touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.58. Projection: Round 2.

Produced at a high level in each of his three seasons despite playing with three different starting quarterbacks.

Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard projects as a second-round draft pick.

7. Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma. Height: 5-10¼. Weight: 194. Class: Senior. Stats: 86 catches, 1,288 yards, 11 touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.48. Projection: Round 2.

With NFL bloodlines, Shepard has the talent and polish to make an immediate impact as a slot receiver in his rookie season.

8. Michael Thomas, Ohio State. Height: 6-2¾. Weight: 212. Class: Junior. Stats: 56 catches, 781 yards, nine touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.57. Projection: Round 2.

In a draft full of speedy receivers, Thomas offers a big-bodied target who grew up watching his uncle — Keyshawn Johnson — work against NFL secondaries.

9. Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina. Height: 5-11⅛. Weight: 203. Class: Junior. Stats: 66 catches, 973 yards, eight touchdowns. 40-yard dash: 4.65. Projection: Round 2-3.

Overcame woeful quarterback issues in South Carolina to churn out a productive junior season.

10. Leonte Carroo, Rutgers. Height: 5-11⅞. Weight: 211. Class: Senior. Stats: 39 catches, 809 yards, 10 touchdowns.

An arrest that resulted in charges for domestic violence will limit his draft stock, but his athleticism and potential are undeniable.

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