Wide Receiver Rankings:
- Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
- Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado
- CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
- Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
- Tee Higgins, Clemson
- DeVonta Smith, Alabama
- Michael Pittman Jr., USC
- Jalen Reagor, TCU
- Justin Jefferson, LSU
- Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky
- Collin Johnson, Texas
- Marquez Callaway, Tennessee
- Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
- Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan
- Denzel Mims, Baylor
- Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State
- Tarik Black, Michigan
- Chase Claypool, Notre Dame
- K.J. Osborn, Miami (Fla.)
- K.J. Hill, Ohio State
- Demetris Robertson, Georgia
- Tyler Johnson, Minnesota
- 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.
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, Laviska Shenault Jr., Colorado, and Henry Ruggs III, Alabama.
Speed, overall build, ability to make separation in the open field and at the point of a contested catch, hands.
In April of 2020 at Paradise, Nevada.