There are a lot of teams in need of a difference-maker in terms of a receiver. The Rams are one, but the 49ers could be one too. Good news for them, there are some good receivers coming out in this draft. But of those, which are likely to go in the first round?
Justin Blackmon is a guarantee to be in the first. He's a physical freak and will bring any teams passing attack back from the dead. He has 60-plus receptions for over 600 yards this year and will likely add a lot more to that total before the end of the year. He's good, very good.
Michael Floyd is another freak receiver who seems to be a man among boys in college. He currently has 57 receptions, yet has the same amount of yards as Blackmon. He's a great receiver who has been responsible for a lot of Notre Dame's successes.
Finally, Ashlon Jeffery is the last guarantee to go in the first. His stats don't look as good, but don't let that fool you. He had a fantastic 2010 season and is capable of doing it again. Any NFL team would love to have him in the first round.
Another receiver that will likely go in the first, but likely late first, is Ryan Broyles. He's been on fire in Oklahoma this year and has been destroying Big 12 defenses. He's currently slotted for late first, but could go higher. However, some teams that make the playoffs, but are unable to go deep, may look at getting Broyles to help open up their pass attacks or their running games.