If your favorite team is looking for a wide receiver, the 2020 NFL Draft presents an enviable opportunity. The wide receiver position is as deep this year as it has been in recent memory, and we’re seeing that reflected in 2020 mock drafts.
Todd McShay released his latest 2020 NFL mock draft late Monday evening, and discussed it with Scott Van Pelt. In the draft, he had six wide receivers going in the first round, matching offensive tackle as the highest picked position. Here are the six teams that select a wide receiver in the first round of McShay’s mock draft
12. Las Vegas Raiders: Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
15. Denver Broncos: CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma
21. Philadelphia Eagles: Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
24. New Orleans Saints: Tee Higgins, Clemson
30. Green Bay Packers: Justin Jefferson, LSU
31. San Francisco 49ers: Laviska Shenault, Jr., Colorado
Most teams can use a boost to the wide receiver position, so you can easily make an argument for all six of these teams. All six have other needs as well, but I don’t think anybody would be surprised if these six teams invested in a pass catcher.
If we want to come up with a list of teams likely to wait on the position, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams make sense, and I doubt we see the Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, or Houston Texans add a first round wide receiver. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Browns will likely have Odell Beckham Jr. back in 2020, which would likely leave them out of the mix as well in the first round.
Who might surprise us and splurge on a wide receiver in the first round?