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Top NFL WR college stats

Clearly, the Jags need a #1 WR. Looking just at stats, I wanted to compare some of todays top WR stats from college to some of the current top WR who will (may) be in the draft. 

 

Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Calvin Johnson, Roddy White, Greg Jennings 

Justin Blackmon, Alshon Jeffrey, Michael Floyd, Dwight Jones, Marvin McNutt (for Alfie)

I'll focus on # catches (can he get open), YPC (what does he do with the ball) and TDs (does he score)

Current NFL WR

Andre - Not many catches, but huge YPC, good TD production (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/andre-johnson-1.html)

Larry- Lots of catches, great YPC, great TD production (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/larry-fitzgerald-1.html)

Calvin- Good # catches, pretty good YPC, good TD production (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/calvin-johnson-1.html)

Greg- Catches improved every year, YPC decreased over time in college, always had good TD production (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/greg-jennings-1.html)

Roddy- Not many catches until SR year, great YPC, # of TDs improved every year (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/roddy-white-1.html)

One thing that stood out to me was the high YPC and TD production. Now I do not know what style of offense these guys played in, which could inflate or deflate stats. Also, I have no idea how opponents game-planned for these guys (I assume Andre was double covered a lot due to his lack of catches). But now for the college guys.

Current College WR

Justin- Lots of catches, okay YPC, tons of TDs, may be a result from style of offense (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/justin-blackmon-1.html)

Alshon- Catches down, YPC down and okay TD production, all probably due to QB play (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/alshon-jeffery-1.html) 

Michael- Good # catches, YPC average, Good TD production (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/michael-floyd-1.html) 

Dwight- Decent # catches, good YPC, TD production improved every year (http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/dwight-jones-1.html) 

Marvin- Catches improved every year, great YPC, great TD production(http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/marvin-mcnutt-1.html) 

After looking at it I like Marvin and Dwight the most, especially since they probably won't be considered high first round picks. If somehow the Jags wind up with one of these two in the second, I'd feel much better about our WR corp. 

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