2020 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

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Jerry Jeudy 2020 NFL Mock Draft

2020 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings includes a prospect ranking, a breakdown of scouting for the position, key questions about the position, and a link to learn more.

 

 

Wide Receiver Rankings:

  1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  2. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
  3. Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
  4. Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
  5. Collin Johnson, Texas
  6. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
  7. Marquez Callaway, Tennessee
  8. Tee Higgins, Clemson
  9. Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
  10. Tarik Black, Michigan
  11. Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
  12. K.J. Osborn, Miami (Fla.)
  13. K.J. Hill, Ohio State
  14. Demetris Robertson, Georgia
  15. DeVonta Smith, Alabama
  16. Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
  17. Jalen Reagor, TCU
  18. Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
  19. Kadarius Toney, Florida

2020 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

  • Is he more of a vertical “go-route” “take the top off the defense” receiver, a slot guy, a “possession” receiver that is a bigger guy with sure hands, or a hybrid wr/rb type that is becoming popular.
  • Speed… shiftiness and top end vertical speed are often two different things
  • There are two ways a WR gets separation: physically separating through elite speed / shiftiness, and the ability to separate when having a defensive back right on him, such as with leaping ability.
  • Ability to “high point” balls often referred to as “catching the ball at its highest point”… wherein he can time balls thrown to him, go up and get it over the defenders head.
  • Strong hands and reliability of catching balls thrown to him.
  • Able to beat press coverage at line of scrimmage.
  • Willingness and toughness when going over the middle, catching balls and taking hits.
  • Able to move all over the line of scrimmage, lining up in different wide receiver positions.
  • Route running… very important. Able to run crisp routes and accelerate out of breaks.
  • Some WR’s play in pro systems and have that advantage.
  • Average Yards per catch… will be mentioned with some vertical receivers and stat will be something like % of catches over 20 yards.
  • Number of touchdowns per year, indicating red zone threat.
  • Number of years with productivity.
  • Able to help in punt returns and kick off returns.
  • Are they a true “X” receiver, which is very rare… Calvin Johnson, Julio Jones types.
Who are the top 2020 NFL Draft Wide Receiver?

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado, and Henry Ruggs III, Alabama.

What are the key traits for scouting Wide Receiver for the 2020 NFL Draft?

Speed, overall build, ability to make separation in the open field and at the point of a contested catch, hands.

When and where is the 2020 NFL Draft?

In April of 2020 at Paradise, Nevada.

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