Because of this, X WRs are typically bigger and stronger than their counterparts and have a more physical nature to their game to help them make contested catches in tight coverage.
Tee Higgins, Mike Williams and Mike Evans are some of the league’s better X receivers.
In Dallas, Michael Gallup currently mans the role with Noah Brown as his primary backup.
Each had their respective highs and lows this past season.
The former is still dealing with injury issues this offseason and has a contract escapable at the end of 2023.
The latter is hitting free agency so there is reason to believe Dallas looks to augment this position. Here’s a look at the top five X receiver prospects in the upcoming draft class.
1: Quentin Johnston, 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, TCU Widely considered the top wideout in this class, Johnston brings the most unique skillset and highest ceiling to the table.
2: Cedric Tillman, 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Tennessee Tillman is a quintessential X receiver. He is big, long, strong and uses these traits to his advantage.
3: Xavier Hutchinson, 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, Iowa State Hutchinson is an experienced and versatile receiver.