The 2018 edition of the NFL scouting combine is right around the corner, and there will be over 40 wide receivers ready to prove to scouts that they have what it takes to play at the next level.
While household names like Calvin Ridley of Alabama and James Washington of Oklahoma State are expected to be among the first few receivers taken in the draft, there are a few other names you should familiarize yourself with (and hope your favorite pro team selects them in April.)
Gallup is an absolute beast and could find himself as a top 10 wide receiver taken in the 2018 NFL Draft.
He was a consensus All-American and Biletnikoff Award finalist after finishing 2017 with 1,413 yards receiving on 100 catches for 7 touchdowns. It was quite the encore from his 2016 performance where he went off for 1,272 yards, 76 catches, and a whopping 14 TDs.
In speaking about Gallup to ESPN last December, head coach Mike Bobo said, "He's still raw as a route runner, but they [the scouts] like his size and strength and ability to catch with defenders on him. If he continues to grow, he can play for a long time."
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Standing at 6' 5", 216 pounds, Scott is a massive target that made sure to let the college football world know all about him during the week's first season when he made quite possibly the catch of the year against Arizona State. The All-Sun Belt first-team receiver was a key reason the Aggies broke the longest bowl drought in college football as he racked up 1,079 yards receiving on 76 catches and 9 touchdowns.
One thing that should impress NFL scouts is that Scott came up huge in his team's three biggest games. He went off for 149 yards receiving in the opener against ASU, shredded Arkansas for 174, and hauled in another 134 in the team's finale against South Alabama that it had to win to become bowl eligible.
2018 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE WR INVITES
Here is the full list of wide receivers invited to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
|Marcell Ateman||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Dylan Cantrell||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Darren Carrington II||Utah||Pac-12|
|Simmie Cobbs||Indiana||Big Ten|
|Keke Coutee||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Michael Gallup||Colorado State||Mountain West|
|Davon Grayson||East Carolina||AAC|
|Daesean Hamilton||Penn State||Big Ten|
|Richie James||Middle Tennessee||C-USA|
|Christian Kirk||Texas A&M||SEC|
|Chris Lacy||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Allen Lazard||Iowa State||Big 12|
|Tavares Martin||Washington State||Pac-12|
|D.J. Moore||Maryland||Big Ten|
|Cam Phillips||Virginia Tech||ACC|
|Bryon Pringle||Kansas State||Big 12|
|Korey Robertson||Southern Miss||C-USA|
|Jaleel Scott||New Mexico State||Sun Belt|
|Tre'Quan Smith||Central Florida||AAC|
|Equanimeous St. Brown||Notre Dame||Independent|
|Auden Tate||Florida State||ACC|
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling||South Florida||AAC|
|James Washington||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Ka'Raun White||West Virginia||Big 12|
|Jake Wieneke||South Dakota State||Missouri Valley|
|Cedrick Wilson||Boise State||Mountain West|