Posted On: 01/4/21 10:50 PM

The wide receiver position has the position flexibility to be either a vertical threat on the perimeter or a mismatch while in the slot against a linebacker. The ball skills and the awareness to be able to adjust the route if needed is imperative for the position to make key plays throughout the duration of a game. Here are five 2022 wide receivers from  Maryland and Washington D.C. to keep an eye on.

Peter KikwataPeterKikwata6'1" | WRNorthwest | 2022StateMD 6-1 180 Watkins Mills High School (Maryland)

The athletic wideout has good ball skills and awareness to make key plays throughout heavy coverage to make key catches throughout a game. He is confident with the ball in his hands and gets the extra yards after the catch and has a good catch radius to make the tough catches.

Lamar PattersonLamarPatterson5'10" | WRSt. Frances | 2022StateMD 5-11 171 St. Frances Academy High School (Maryland)

The quick explosive wideout runs crisp precise routes and displays the ability to transition in and out of his breaks quickly and effectively to create separation from coverage. He demonstrates the speed to be a deep vertical threat and gains speed as he progresses downfield to make big splash plays.

Peter KikwataPeterKikwata6'1" | WRNorthwest | 2022StateMD 6-1 180 Watkins Mills High School (Maryland) The athletic wideout has good ball skills and awareness to make key plays throughout heavy coverage to make key catches throughout a game. He is confident with the ball in his hands and gets the extra yards after the catch and has a good catch radius to make the tough catches. Lamar PattersonLamarPatterson5'10" | WRSt. Frances | 2022StateMD 5-11 171 St. Frances Academy High School (Maryland) The quick explosive wideout runs crisp precise routes and displays the ability to transition in and out of his breaks quickly and effectively to create separation from coverage. He demonstrates the speed to be a deep vertical threat and gains speed as he progresses downfield to make big splash plays. Khari ButlerKhariButler6'2" | WRSt. John's | 2022MD 6-2 205 Archbishop Spalding High School (Maryland) This wideout has a long stride when he runs and gains ground quickly when running on the perimeter on the outside to gain a step ahead of the defensive back. He has good awareness with his spacing and can find the open seam in coverage and attack the ball while it’s in the air and make the big catch in a key situation. Malachi BakerMalachiBaker5'9" | WRArchbishop Carroll | 2022MD 5-10 165 Archbishop Carroll High School (DC) A dynamic athlete at the position displays the position flexibility to line up anywhere in the offense whether it be on the outside, in the slot, or even in the backfield, and make explosive plays. He demonstrates good consistent ball skills to make key catches in key situations throughout a game. Clifton GillisCliftonGillis5'9" | WRConcordia | 2022MD 5-9 150 Concordia Prep High School (Maryland) An explosive wideout that has the speed to be a vertical deep threat and has the breakaway speed to pull away from coverage. He demonstrates to have strong hands to make good consistent catches throughout a game.

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