Multiple receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft are seen as potential stars, and teams are looking to stretch the field with dynamic talent. Let’s take a look at what players have the best chances to get off the board first come April, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Many think Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy (-125) is the best wideout in the draft. He’s considered to be the best route runner in his class and can play all over the field. Whether he can cope with the size and physicality of the NFL is something that will come up, but his hands and ability to find space are top notch. He could be a team’s top receiver in Week 1 depending on where he goes.
Jeudy’s teammate, Henry Ruggs III (+650), isn’t far behind. He has sub-4.3 40-yard dash speed and might be the most explosive wideout in the draft thanks to his 42-inch vertical. He also might have trouble dealing with physicality, but his hands are sturdy and he only dropped one pass last season. He’s third to Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb (+130) in the the odds, but his Tyreek Hill-like speed and consistency makes him a threat to climb to the top.
Justin Jefferson (+5000) put together a ridiculous season with LSU last year. He led the nation in receptions (111) and was second in touchdown catches (18). Jefferson thrived as Joe Burrow’s top target and has proven that he can carry a heavy workload. He doesn’t have exceptional route running, but has a big catch radius and can contort his body to make plays.
Odds for first WR taken in 2020 NFL Draft
|Henry Ruggs III||+650|
|Laviska Shenault Jr.||+6600|
|Michael Pittman Jr||+25000|
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