4. Where are the wide receivers?
With Calvin Ridley’s fall from grace, there were more centers taken in the top-20 of the McShay/Kiper mock than receivers. The first one off the board is Ridley to the Panthers in McShay’s mock while Kiper doesn’t have one off the board until Ridley to the Steelers at 28.
Considering Ridley was once considered a top-10 lock, this represents a precipitous fall both for Ridley and this receiver class.
An outstanding combine catapulted Maryland’s D.J. Moore into the first-round conversation and he goes at the end of the first for each ESPN expert. But Moore and Ridley are the only two guys at the position to come off the board.
Popular names like SMU’s Courtland Sutton and Texas A&M Christian Kirk don’t go until the mid-to-late second, a reminder of just how big the variance is in prospect evaluation in this class.