In the pass-happy NFL, every team wants to build the perfect wide receiver corps. Using the 2019 NFL Draft class, what would that perfect group look like?
The further we become entrenched into the modernized passing era of the NFL, the more intricate the passing game schematically becomes. Traditional fans think of an the outside receiver and slot positions as pretty black and white. You think short and quick in the slot, with tall and faster players on the outside. As the 2019 NFL Draft will show, though, that’s not entirely true these days.
Those stereotypes are continuously changing and, in most cases, don’t exist anymore. The NFL is now even more a game of mismatch and leverage. Wes Welker is no longer the lasting picture of a traditional NFL slot receivers. It is the Keenan Allen‘s’ and Michael Thomas‘s’ of the world who make NFL slot defenders stay up at night.
With the changing ways of the NFL, it is important to consider how all the pieces fit. Each position has the criteria for what they need to do, but with the physical profile changing, I will ask again: How does it all fit? So let’s dive into the positions given this 2019 NFL Draft class and get super specific.
It is time to evaluate the X receiver (Split End), Z receiver (Flanker) and Y receiver (Slot). I’ll even throw in the detached Y (tight end) for a little bit of fun. The goal in mind is to find which player in the 2019 NFL Draft class fits best in each role.
This is the dream wide receiver corps. We’re going to build it, and hope that they will come.