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NFL Draft Positional Overview: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

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Chargers.com will continue to take a closer look at some of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft by position group. Today, it's the wide receivers and tight ends (all pro day results courtesy of Pro Football Focus).

Ja'Marr Chase, LSU

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Pro Day Results (6-foot-0, 201 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 23 reps
40-yard dash 4.38 seconds
Broad jump 132 inches
Vertical jump 41 inches
3-cone drill 7.00 seconds

Matt Miller says: "Chase is the ideal combination of body control, strength, physicality, speed and overall athleticism."

See where Miller has Chase going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Kyle Pitts, Florida

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Pro Day Results (6-foot-6, 285 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 22 reps
40-yard dash 4.44 seconds
Broad jump 129 inches
Vertical jump 34 inches
3-cone drill 7.12 seconds

Matt Miller says: "Pitts is a unique prospect with rare traits as a tight end and offensive weapon. He has a long, athletic frame with a monstrous wingspan, elite speed, and the leaping ability to out-jump defenders for 50/50 passes."

See where Miller has Pitts going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

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Matt Miller says: "Waddle has elite speed both in his vertical stretch ability and his yards-after-catch runs. He's able to quickly accelerate and has one of the fastest starts I've ever witnessed."

See where Miller has Waddle going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

DeVonta Smith, Alabama

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Matt Miller says: "The best hands in the draft belong to DeVonta Smith. He has a huge catch radius on a smaller wide receiver frame thanks to his sticky hands, concentration and body control."

See where Miller has Smith going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Pat Freiermuth, Penn State

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Matt Miller says: "College tight ends are becoming smaller and more scheme-dependent, but Freiermuth brings throwback blocking ability and is a big man in the red-zone passing game."

See where Miller has Freiermuth going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Kadarius Toney, Florida

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Pro Day Results (6-foot-0, 193 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 9 reps
40-yard dash 4.41 seconds
Vertical jump 136 inches
Broad jump 40 inches
3-cone drill 6.88 seconds

Matt Miller says: "Put Toney in the slot and he'll be tough for any defense to account for. He's tough, competitive and plays like he's 220 pounds instead of 193. His agility and quickness will be a problem underneath."

See where Miller has Toney going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

Elijah Moore, Ole Miss

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Pro Day Results (5-foot-9, 178 pounds)
Table inside Article
Drill Result
Bench press 17 reps
40-yard dash 4.35 seconds
Broad jump 120 inches
Vertical jump 36 inches
3-cone drill 6.66 seconds

Matt Miller says: "An explosive yards-after-catch receiver with blurring speed in the open field, Moore is able to take the top off a defense in no time."

See where Miller has Moore going in his latest mock draft (subscription required).

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