These are the wide receivers available for the 2012 NFL Draft who ran the fastest times at the NFL Combine in 2012. These are not necessarily all the fastest WR's in the 2012 NFL Draft, but the receivers who ran the fastest times at the combine. There could be other fast receivers in the 2012 NFL Draft who did not run at the NFL Combine.
These are the fastest WR's available in the 2012 NFL Draft based upon their 40 yard speed times at the NFL Combine. Almost all of these wide receivers great speed shows in most of their stats, as most of these players have pretty high yards per catch averages. While a number of these WR's are well known, some of them are not and they might end up being good sleeper picks in the 2012 NFL Draft.
My favorite NFL team is the New York Giants, and with the loss of Mario Manningham to the San Francisco 49ers, we will need to draft a wide receiver in the 2012 NFL Draft. In my opinion, the WR's with highest yards per catch average are the ones with the most potential in the NFL.
Fastest WR's in the 2012 NFL Draft
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T-1. Stephen Hill (Georgia Tech) - 4.36
Stephen Hill shot up everyone's draft boards by running a 4.36 time in the 40 at the NFL Combine. Hill only caught 49 passes in three years at Georgia Tech, but his yards per catch average was 25.5 yards per game. Stephen Hill had eight TD catches in just 49 total catches in his college career. He could be a big play WR in the NFL.
T-1. Chris Owusu (Stanford) - 4.36
Chris Owusu also ran a 4.36 time in the 40 at the NFL Combine. Owusu caught 102 passes with a 15.0 yards per catch average and 10 TD's over four years at Stanford. Most of the passes he caught were thrown by Andrew Luck.
T-1. Travis Benajmin (Miami) - 4.36
Travis Benjamin was the third WR to run a 4.36 time in the 40 at the combine. Benjamin caught 131 passes with a 16.4 yards per catch average and 13 TD's over his four years at the University of Miami.
T-4. A.J. Jenkins (Illinois) - 4.39
A.J. Jenkins caught 167 passes with a 14.6 yards per catch average and 19 TD's over his four years playing for Illinois.
T-4. Devon Wylie (Fresno State) - 4.39
Devon Wylie caught 98 passes with a 13.5 yards per catch average and eight TD's at Fresno State.
6. Tommy Streeter (Miami) - 4.40
Tommy Streeter caught 52 passes with a 18.6 yards per catch average and nine TD's at Miami over three seasons. Streeter could be a find for some NFL team.
T-7. Chris Givens (Wake Forest) - 4.41
Chris Givens caught 163 passes with a 15.2 yards per catch average with 21 TD's at Wake Forest over three seasons.
T-7. T.J. Graham (North Carolina State) - 4.41
T.J. Graham caught 99 passes with a 14.7 yards per catch average and 12 TD's over four seasons at North Carolina State.
T-9. Kashif Moore (UConn) - 4.42
Kashif Moore caught 126 passes with a 13.5 yards per catch average and 13 TD's over four seasons at UConn.
T-9. Jarius Wright (Arkansas) - 4.42
Jarius Wright caught 168 passes with a 17.5 yards per catch average and 24 TD's over four seasons at Arkansas.
11. Keshawn Martin (Michigan State) - 4.45
Keshawn Martin caught 127 passes with a 13.5 yards per catch average and 10 TD's at Michigan State over four years.
12. Marvin Jones (California) - 4.46
Marvin Jones caught 156 passes with a 14.6 yards per catch average and 13 TD's at California over four seasons.
13. Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) - 4.47
Michael Floyd caught 271 passes with a 13.6 yards per catch average and 37 TD's over four years playing for Notre Dame.
Joe Dorish is a lifelong New York Giants football fan who has attended many Giants games over the years, including Super Bowl XXI in the Rose Bowl in 1987.
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