Apr 23, 2020 - Sports

The 2020 NFL draft's wide receiver class is one for the ages

This year's crop of wide receivers in the NFL draft is one of the strongest ever, thanks not to an exceptionally talented top two or three, but a roster of elite athletes that goes at least 10 deep.

Data: ESPN, 247Sports, Sports Reference, NFL; Note(*): HS recruiting rank for Brandon Aiyuk is based on his rank transferring from junior college; Table: Naema Ahmed/Axios
The top 10

1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

2. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma

  • Hometown: New Orleans
  • Pro comp: Slim DeAndre Hopkins
  • Key strength: Slippery route-runner with exceptional hands.
  • πŸŽ₯ Watch: 2019-20 season highlights

3. Justin Jefferson, LSU (strangely un-recruited out of HS)

4. Henry Ruggs III, Alabama

  • Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
  • Pro comp: Mini Martavis Bryant, T.Y. Hilton
  • Key strength: He's the single fastest player in the draft.
  • πŸŽ₯ Watch: Ruggs competing in high school track

5. Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State

6. Michael Pittman, USC

  • Hometown: Westlake Village, California
  • Pro comp: Allen Robinson
  • Key strength: Tall, physical pass-catcher who's equally comfortable lined up in the slot and out wide.
  • πŸŽ₯ Watch: 2019-20 season highlights

7. Tee Higgins, Clemson

  • Hometown: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Pro comp: DeVante Parker, Kenny Golladay
  • Key strength: His long arms and strong hands give him a massive catch radius.
  • πŸŽ₯ Watch: TD in 2019 national championship

8. Denzel Mims, Baylor

9. Jalen Reagor, TCU

10. Van Jefferson, Florida

  • Hometown: Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Pro comp: Cooper Kupp
  • Key strength: Elite route-runner with versatility to line up in the slot or out wide.
  • πŸŽ₯ Watch: Career highlights

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