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Rivals Rankings Week: New 2022 WR/TE rankings

Luther Burden
Luther Burden (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)

The updated 2022 Rivals250 is out and the wide receiver group is the best in class, with an incredible 38 players making the Rivals250. Luther Burden remains the country's top wide receiver, followed by newly minted five-star Tetairoa McMillan at No. 2. Evan Stewart, Andre Green and Shazz Preston round out the top five.

While not as deep as the receiver class, the 2023 tight end class has some star power with nine players making the Rivals250 at the position. Jake Johnson remains at the top.

Here is more on the pass catchers.

NEW 2022 POSITION RANKINGS: Wide Receiver | Tight End | Running back | All-purpose back | Pro-Style QB | Dual-Threat QB

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RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK

Saturday: Who should be awarded fifth star?

Sunday: Who should be No. 1?

Monday: Five-Star Countdown | Meet the new five-stars

Tuesday: New Rivals250 revealed | Gorney's thoughts | Who will we regret dropping? | 10 biggest movers

Wednesday: Offensive position rankings | Recruiting updates on all uncommitted offensive players in Rivals250 | Five schools that received boost from new rankings | QB Rankings Spotlight | RB Rankings Spotlight

Thursday: Defensive position rankings

Friday: State rankings

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PROGRAMS WITH TOP WR/TE COMMITS: Missouri, Georgia 

It isn’t often that you see a Missouri recruit ranked at the top of his class, but there are signs that times could be changing in Columbia. Eli Drinkwitz has made recruiting the St. Louis area a priority, and he is winning over recruits and coaches alike. The addition of Luther Burden to the Tigers' class has changed the perception of Missouri’s recruiting, and Burden is likely to be a star for Missouri from the day he steps on campus.

Oscar Delp is the highest-ranked tight end off the board after Jake Johnson backed off his longtime pledge to LSU this week. Delp committed to the Bulldogs on Oct. 10, and his ranking remains unchanged in the newest update.

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PROSPECT ON THE RISE: Jayden Gibson

Jayden Gibson is one of the biggest movers in the new Rivals250 after he jumped a whopping 90 spots. The jump makes him the No. 7 receiver and No. 48 player overall. The tall receiver out of West Orange (Fla.) has a frame to grow into a beast, is a polished route runner and he creates mismatches for defenders at all levels.

The Florida commit has all of the tools to make an early impact for the Gators and their new coaching staff.

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PLAYER TO WATCH: Kaleb Brown

Although Kaleb Brown dropped 11 spots to No. 86 in the newest rankings, it wasn’t due to his lack of talent or upside. Brown was hurt for much of the year and I expect him to come out playing with a chip on his shoulder as a result. The Chicago product has been a star since his freshman year in high school and has few, if any, weaknesses to his game.

Brown is a polished route runner with speed to match, but the most impressive part of his game is what he does with the ball in his hands after the catch. Although it is a tough task to see the field early as an Ohio State receiver, Brown has a college-ready frame and a skillset that should give him a chance.

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