The 2022 rookie wide receiver class is the most difficult that I have ever attempted to make sense of. It is also my favorite class to have analyzed. From top to bottom, this class is weird in the best way possible -- I cannot wait to see how these prospects will fit in at the NFL level.
Outside of Garrett Wilson, every receiver's analytic profile brings its own unique set of red flags and question marks. With more digging, I was able to find the necessary context to answer most questions. There is data that offers possible explanations for Drake London's underwhelming metrics prior to 2021, route tree concerns for Treylon Burks, disappointing Year 3 rates from Chris Olave -- the list goes on and on -- I hope to provide you with data relevant to each receiver's outlook so that you can feel confident in evaluating this bizarre WR class.
For an in-depth look at what I found when researching the 2022 WR class, specific player profiles can be found below.
WR player profiles:
Drake London, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Treylon Burks, WR, Tennessee Titans
Garrett Wilson, WR, New York Jets
Chris Olave, WR, New Orleans Saints
Jameson Williams, WR, Detroit Lions
Skyy Moore, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
Jalen Tolbert, WR, Dallas Cowboys
George Pickens, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
David Bell, WR, Cleveland Browns
John Metchie, WR, Houston Texans
Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders
Alec Pierce, WR, Indianapolos Colts
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