2011 NFL Draft: 5 Receivers That Would Make an Immediate Impact in NFL

Garrett JamesContributor IJanuary 6, 2011

2011 NFL Draft: 5 Receivers That Would Make an Immediate Impact in NFL

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    As the draft is only three months away, we're all looking at prospects and whether they will be good. We all want rookies who can make an immediate impact on a team. Also another thing us NFL fans like is a receiver with speed, power and the ability to break off tackles. With that all said, let's get going.

#5: DeAndre Brown, Southern Miss.

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    Height: 6'6" 

    Weight: 231


    For a person who is 6'6", this kid can run pretty fast. He has the prototypical NFL Size (six-foot-plus) and is predicted to run a 4.4 forty. He also can catch whatever comes his way (one drop in 2010). Not so sure about his ball-control but this guy isn't getting the hype that A.J Green is getting, but he should. He's predicted to go in the second round of this years draft but this kid seems NFL-ready. 

#4: Terrance Toliver, LSU

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    Height: 6'5"

    Weight: 205


    Just like Brown, Toliver has prototypical NFL size and speed. His hands can be comparable to Browns' but is more likely to make a catch. He is a fear to opposing defenses and also has break-away speed (shown in the video). This guy should go drafted in the second or early third rounds.   

#3: A.J Green, Georgia

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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 210


    A.J Green was recruited heavily by SEC teams. There obviously was a reason for that was because this guy was special. He doesn't drop passes often and most likely he is going to catch passes that come his way. As expected, he will go in the early first round but he might drop because of his character issues (See Dez Bryant). He won't drop as far as Bryant did, but there is one thing you can say. This kid is special.

#2: Michael Floyd, Notre Dame

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    Height: 6'3"

    Weight: 227


    Michael Floyd is a wide-receiver from Notre Dame (No relationship to Malcom Floyd of the Chargers). As in the video, this dude is making incredible catches in only his FRESHMAN year. He hasn't had the same kind of season he did in 2008 but we know he has the speed, power, hands and agility to become a great player in the NFL. He is expected to go in the middle first to early second rounds.

#1: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

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    Height: 6'1"

    Weight: 205


    Blackmon is the most NFL-ready receiver in this draft. However, he is only a sophomore and might not declare for this draft. But we know if he does, he will make a great impact to whatever team he plays for. He has a amazing burst of speed at the line of scrimmage, which NFL QB's really like. He also has great jumping ability. Justin Blackmon will go in the first round for sure if he declares. He has the potential to have a great NFL career and let's just hope he does.