Top 10 NFL Draft Prospects: Wide Receiver Edition

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In technical terms, a National Football League wide receiver — or a wideout, if you prefer — is one of the players who can catch the ball. NFL wide receivers are often tall, strong, and fast. A transcendent wideout like Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, who plays for the Detroit Lions, can singlehandedly keep a team in any game, regardless of how well the other team game plans for him. Wide receiver is also a position that every team can never have enough of — even teams without great quarterbacks still need guys who can run and catch the ball. Percy Harvin, of the Seattle Seahawks, showed the national NFL audience exactly what a difference a good-to-great receiver can make (although it’s important to point out that Harvin really doesn’t play “pure” wide receiver).

That’s not to say that the 2014 NFL draft features any players that are approaching Megatron’s talents, but it always helps to get a head start on looking at the players who will make most of us shake our heads silently and wonder how on “we” passed on this guy.

With that in mind, here are the top 10 WR prospects for this year’s draft.

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