After thorough study using specific scoring criteria, Bleacher Report National Recruiting Analysts Damon Sayles, Sanjay Kirpalani and Tyler Donohue have graded the top 100 players in the 247Sports composite rankings and provided in-depth analysis on each young athlete. Bleacher Report will run a position-by-position breakdown series of the best college football recruits in the 2017 class. Here, we present the Top Wide Receivers.
Passing attacks continue to take more precedence than ever in college football, forcing coaches to invest increased time and effort in the search for America's next crop of game-changing wide receivers.
An impressive collection of pass-catchers is prevalent in 2017's recruiting class rankings, with 15 prospects at the position considered top-100 overall talents.
This group features six 5-star recruits, which is five more than the total of 2016 receivers who warranted that elite label. Here's a look at the 15 athletes who currently land in the top 100, each assigned a Bleacher Report score based on route running, release, speed, agility, blocking and, of course, hands.