Odds to Be the First Wide Receiver Drafted Favor Jerry Jeudy Over CeeDee Lamb and Henry Ruggs
The wide receiver class entering the 2020 NFL Draft looks to be among the best ever, and certainly one of the best in recent memory. With the possibility of five or more wide receivers being drafted in the first round and a whole slew more in the second and third rounds, this draft is set up to yield an unprecedented crop of successful NFL wide receivers.
While there will be a ton of wide receiver selected by various teams, there are certainly a few names that have risen to the top, especially when it comes to the odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Widely regarded as the top WR prospect in the draft for much of the 2019 college football season, Alabama's Jerry Jeudy leads the way in odds at +100 to be the first wide receiver selected in the 2020 Draft. However, CeeDee Lamb, another highly touted player out of Oklahoma, is just a shade behind him at +120.
Alabama's Henry Ruggs III (+600), Clemson's Tee Higgins (+2000), LSU's Justin Jefferson (+3200) and Penn State's K.J. Hamler (+4200) round out the remaining odds list.
Jeudy was Alabama's top receiver, hauling in over 1,100 yards and double-digit touchdowns the last two seasons as a full-time starter. Ruggs was Bama's second-best receiver with over 700 yards in each of the last two seasons, scoring a combined 18 touchdowns.
Lamb has had similar monster numbers to Jeudy, also notching at least 1,000 yards and scoring double-digit touchdowns in each of his last two college seasons.
Wide receiver-needy teams in the draft will all be vying for these guys and a number of them could make one of these talented wide receivers their first-round pick.
Teams like the Jets (No.11), Raiders (No. 12), Colts (No.13), Broncos (No.15), Eagles (No. 21) Bills (No. 22), Saints (No. 24) and Packers (No. 30) are all squads to watch. It wouldn't be a surprise if any or all of these teams spent their first-round pick on a wide receiver. One of them might even end up making a deal to move up in the first round to be able to select the one they want.
The Jets, Raiders and Eagles (if they release or trade Alshon Jeffery) are pretty much devoid of wide receiver talent. While teams like the Broncos, Bills, Saints and Packers do have some talent at the position, but have a major lack of depth.
With a boat load of talented wide receivers available and plenty of teams in need, don't be surprised when we start to see wide receivers flying off the shelf come April's Draft. The question is: which one will be first?
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