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. Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
  3. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
  4. Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
  5. Justin Jefferson, LSU
  6. Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
  7. Tee Higgins, Clemson
  8. K.J. Hamler, Penn State
  9. Van Jefferson, Florida
  10. Michael Pittman Jr., USC
  11. Jalen Reagor, TCU
  12. Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
  13. Devin Duvernay, Texas
  14. Collin Johnson, Texas
  15. Gabriel Davis, Central Florida
  16. Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky
  17. Marquez Callaway, Tennessee
  18. Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
  19. Denzel Mims, Baylor
  20. Tarik Black, Michigan
  21. K.J. Osborn, Miami (Fla.)
  22. Austin Mack, Ohio State
  23. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
  24. K.J. Hill, Ohio State
  25. Demetris Robertson, Georgia
  26. Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
  27. Kadarius Toney, Florida
  28. Mason Kinsey, Berry College
  29. John Hightower Boise State
  30. Stephen Guidry, Mississippi State
  31. Diondre Overton, Clemson
  32. Freddie Swain, Florida
  33. Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty

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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