St. Louis Rams: Five Wide Receivers Who Make Real Sense in the 2015 NFL Draft

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Justin Hardy- East Carolina- 5’10, 192

Round Projections: RD4-5 (, RD3-4 (

Hardy was an exceptionally productive college player who should be able to contribute in a variety of roles at the NFL level. He has great hands, and he should be a fantastic possession receiver in the NFL. While he’s quick, he’s limited in his ability to make big plays, but he’s reliable enough that he can be an asset, both in the slot and on the outside, for whatever team drafts him. He would also provide reliable depth behind Benny Cunningham and Tavon Austin on returns if either of them went down with an injury.

Hardy could be an upgrade over incumbent fifth receiver Chris Givens, or at least provide him some competition in training camp. As the Rams saw last year following Brian Quick’s injury, it’s wise to have as much quality receiving depth as possible. Hardy could add to that and be a high-floor, moderate ceiling addition to the receiving corps.

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