The wide receiver landscape still seems to be deep in college football. We’ve been blessed with recent draft classes that are brimming with talent at wide receiver. Every year we see young players breaking out and transitioning into the next big draft hopefuls. We also see juniors and seniors improving their draft stock before deciding to declare for the draft.
The Market Share report is a good tool to use to better understand which wide receivers are the top contributors to their teams. It can also give us an idea of when a player bursts. First-year and second-year receivers who have higher ownership rates are dedicated players and Dynasty managers will want to watch because these are players who are more likely to become top draft prospects in a few years. later down the road.
For the report, I rounded up all of the wide receivers who racked up 530 or more yards and derived their ownership rate versus their team’s passing production. Then the results were broken down by class. Since the NCAA allowed players to have a mulligan during the 2020 season, some players will have an extra season in their class. Players with a redshirt year are integrated into their classes. For example, a freshman in a red shirt might be marked as a freshman on the report.
For reference, here are the reports from the last six draft seasons:
Market share is best used in conjunction with other movie metrics and analytics. I don’t recommend using market share as a key factor for college-wide receiver scouting, as it only provides a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to evaluating players . Market share can be useful, but is best used when combined with film research and other metrics.
*All stats courtesy of ncaa.com
Khalil Shakir, Boise State
Khalil Shakir is the definition of ELECTRIC ⚡️
His 86.7 PFF rating is 2nd among Mountain West WRs 🐴pic.twitter.com/ztBu0kshoh
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) December 12, 2021
Shakir finished his four-year college career with 1,117 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He posted four 100-yard games. The senior wide receiver has made scoring catches throughout the season. Not to mention, he was a key contributor to the passing game as he tallied 2.72 yards per team pass attempt. It’s going to be very interesting to see where he lands in this year’s draft.