NFL Draft Odds Heavily Favor Justin Jefferson to Be Drafted Before Tee Higgins

Justin Jefferson caught 92.3 percent of contested targets.
Justin Jefferson caught 92.3 percent of contested targets. / Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The NFL Draft is sticking to schedule and beginning on Thursday, April 23, despite the recent pandemic. This means that teams are finishing up their draft board, ranking which players they like most at each position.

Wide receiver is arguably the most loaded position in the draft, with many wideouts predicted to be selected in the first round. With so much competition at the position, though, teams will have to make some tough decisions. And apparently, LSU's Justin Jefferson (-250) is currently favored to be selected over Clemson's Tee Higgins (+184), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Jefferson finished this past season with 111 receptions for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns. The highlight of his career was arguably the Peach Bowl against Oklahoma, when he racked up 14 receptions for 227 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.

The odds suggest Jefferson will go before Higgins, but the Clemson product still has a decent chance to be a first-round pick. Higgins caught 59 passes and double-digit touchdowns in each of the past two seasons, but he showcased his big-play ability this year, averaging 19.8 yards per reception.

The team that selects either wideout should end up with a promising young receiver, but the odds certainly suggest that Jefferson will be selected ahead of Higgins.

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