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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