With jaw-dropping speed and well-rounded athleticism, the group of top wide receivers at the 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl are an incredible unit. Led by SMU’s Rashee Rice, these players aren’t quite household names yet, but after a strong showing in Mobile, they should be on their way to the 2023 NFL Draft.
Top 2023 Senior Bowl Wide Receivers NFL Draft Prospects
1) Rashee Rice, SMU
The top-ranked wide receiver at any of the all-star games this pre-draft circuit, Rashee Rice is ready to cement his place as a high-end Day 2 talent. Rice has an incredible catch radius and makes the highlight-reel moments look ordinary.
With terrific speed and a full route tree, Rice has all the intangibles to be a mainstay on an NFL roster for some time. Expect a strong showing from Rice all week in Mobile.
2) Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
As targeted as they come from the past few seasons, Xavier Hutchinson has a body of work that is almost unmatched. He was consistently the man on the receiving end of passes from Brock Purdy before helping usher in a new era of Iowa State football with Hunter Dekkers at quarterback, seeing success no matter who was throwing him passes.
Hutchinson can show off his deceptive speed along his routes, and if he improves his consistency with his hands at the catch point, will turn some heads.
3) Dontayvion Wicks, Virginia
Dontayvion Wicks is as long as they come, standing at 6’2″. Expect his measurements to impress decision-makers as much as his play on the field will.
Wicks can win from a variety of alignments, so watching how he matches up against fellow Senior Bowl linebackers, safeties, and nickel backs from the slot will be a marquee moment. He can also win outside and is one of the best in this group at the catch point.
4) Andrei Iosivas, Princeton
Though Andrei Iosivas may not be as highly ranked on the consensus big boards across the industry, he has the chance to make the most ground of any player this offseason. Iosivas is a bonafide athletic freak with a documented track and field background.
The big man, at 6’3″ and 200 pounds, set an Ivy League record in the 60m event during his Heptathlon victory in 2022. Perhaps the most decorated two-sport star in this draft class, it’s only a matter of time before everyone wants in on the Iosivas train. Expect him to build a ton of hype with an impressive performance in Mobile.
5) Puka Nacua, BYU
Another player who may not be as highly rated as others here at the Senior Bowl, Puka Nacua has as much to gain as anyone else in Mobile, if not more. Nacua has lights-out speed and can separate from defenders in the blink of an eye.
BYU featured Nacua in a variety of ways, but his route to the NFL is with his dominant route running and speed. Nacua can track the ball well and uses his speed to his advantage all over the field.
Proving to NFL decision-makers that he’s healthy and can maintain his health will be key because the on-field body of work for Nacua is as good as anyone else here.
Other Wide Receivers To Watch
- Trey Palmer, Nebraska
- Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss
- Charlie Jones, Purdue
- Jayden Reed, Michigan State
- Tank Dell, Houston
- Michael Wilson, Stanford
- Elijah Higgins, Stanford
- Ronnie Bell, Michigan
- Jalen Wayne, South Alabama
- Tre Tucker, Cincinnati
- Derius Davis, TCU
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