Looking at Dwayne Haskins' Potential Receiving Corps at the Next Level

By David Regimbal on April 25, 2019 at 1:05 pm
Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins was spoiled in college.

In his lone year as the starter at Ohio State, he conducted Ryan Day's wide-open, pass-happy offense with the added benefit of throwing to three senior starters on the perimeter, in addition to a host of talented underclassmen.

That's not a dig or slight at what he brought to the table. Ask any draft expert their opinion of Haskins and they'll tell you he's the prototype quarterback, despite never calling himself that or getting it inked on his body.

Ask those same draft experts about the receiving corps Haskins threw to and they'll gush accordingly. Those three seniors, Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon and Parris Campbell, will in all likeliness hear their names called throughout the next four days at the NFL Draft.

Haskins himself showed love for his Buckeye receivers, taking it even further by throwing out this suggestion for whatever team pulls the trigger and drafts him.

It's not a terrible idea. Haskins already has chemistry with these three wideouts, and with the NFL becoming a pass-heavy league, it's wise to load up on talented receivers.

Here's a look at the teams who have been rumored to have interest in drafting Haskins, and what their receiving corps looks like.

New York

The Giants would've been the perfect landing spot for Haskins just a few months ago. The offensive line needs work, but with Eli Manning in place, he could sit and learn the system while New York solidified the trenches through the draft this year and next. Then when he'd be set to take over, he'd have Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard flanked out wide and Saquon Barkley next to him in the backfield.

But the Giants traded one of football's best receivers to Cleveland for a first- and third-round pick and a safety who can't cover.

The Giants are still a popular pick to select Haskins. They'd be wise to grab one of his favorite receivers in a later round.


If the rumors are true and New York drafts a defender at No. 6, Cincinnati could have the opportunity to draft Haskins at 11 if no one trades up to grab the signal-caller.

The Bengals have a clear-cut No. 1 receiver in A.J. Green and a solid complement in Tyler Boyd, who's coming off his best season as a pro with 76 catches, 1028 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

John Ross has been an utter disaster, but the Bengals could rectify that by drafting McLaurin in the middle of the second round.


The Alex Smith era in Washington could be over if the latest rumors are true. Buzz leading up to the draft suggests Washington wants to trade into the top five to select a quarterback, but whether that's to take Haskins or Duke's Daniel Jones is open for debate.

If Washington does take Haskins, it'll desperately need to upgrade an uninspiring wide receiver group. Last year's top pass-catcher was tight end Jordan Reed, followed by former TCU star Josh Doctson.

Washington didn't upgrade the position in free agency, so it'll need to dedicate draft resources to fill the void.

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