WIDE RECEIVERS BEST ON SHORT ROUTES 2024 NFL Draft

2024 WIDE RECEIVERS BEST ON SHORT ROUTES

Excellence in running short routes is often a less heralded, yet vital skill for wide receivers, establishing a foundation for a dynamic and sustainable passing game. Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Julian Edelman (Kent State) carved out notable careers by being maestros of the short game, capitalizing on quick cuts and intelligent route running to secure critical yardage.

Navigate through the data below, concentrating on current college wide receivers who are demonstrating prowess on short routes. Metrics such as completion percentage, yards after catch (YAC), and first-down conversions bring into focus the players orchestrating impactful plays within limited yardage.

2024 Wide Receivers ranked by SHORT RECEIVING

RANK Player Pos Team HANDS SHORT MEDIUM DEEP BLOCKING Rating
1

Malik
Nabers

WR
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
91 100 100 100 70
92.8
2

Marvin
Harrison Jr....

WR
Ohio State   Mascot
Ohio State Mascot
83 97 99 99 71
93.6
3

Hayden
Hatten

WR
Idaho   Mascot
Idaho Mascot
93 92 97 98 62
74.7
4

Jalen
Coker

WR
Holy Cross   Mascot
Holy Cross Mascot
80 89 93 96 65
77.3
5

Xavier
Legette

WR
South Carolina   Mascot
South Carolina Mascot
89 89 94 95 48
87.0
6

Troy
Franklin

WR
Oregon   Mascot
Oregon Mascot
71 89 93 94 59
87.4
7

Malik
Washington

WR
Virginia   Mascot
Virginia Mascot
90 88 92 91 53
84.1
8

Rome
Odunze

WR
Washington   Mascot
Washington Mascot
86 88 92 93 66
89.7
9

Ryan
Flournoy

WR
Southeast Missouri State   Mascot
Southeast Missouri State Mascot
88 86 91 95 73
79.0
10

Tahj
Washington

WR
USC   Mascot
USC Mascot
81 85 87 90 60
79.5
11

Ladd
McConkey

WR
Georgia   Mascot
Georgia Mascot
68 84 89 85 66
87.3
12

Adonai
Mitchell

WR
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
95 84 92 91 66
87.4
13

Jamari
Thrash

WR
Louisville   Mascot
Louisville Mascot
66 84 89 84 64
82.3
14

Xavier
Worthy

WR
Texas   Mascot
Texas Mascot
81 83 90 88 60
85.9
15

Brian
Thomas Jr.

WR
LSU   Mascot
LSU Mascot
77 83 87 93 66
87.7
16

Jermaine
Burton

WR
Alabama   Mascot
Alabama Mascot
90 83 90 92 58
85.9
17

Ricky
Pearsall

WR
Florida   Mascot
Florida Mascot
88 83 92 93 57
85.8
18

Roman
Wilson

WR
Michigan   Mascot
Michigan Mascot
84 83 90 89 49
86.4
19

Joshua
Cephus

WR
UTSA   Mascot
UTSA Mascot
86 82 85 83 52
77.0
20

Isaiah
Williams

WR
Illinois   Mascot
Illinois Mascot
72 81 80 81 57
79.8