One Surprise Wide Receiver Could Be Drafted Ahead of Jerry Jeudy

Max Staley
Henry Ruggs III has a chance to be the first wide receiver off the board.
Henry Ruggs III has a chance to be the first wide receiver off the board. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

In one of the most talented wide receiver classes in recent memory, Jerry Jeudy is still considered to be the best wideout available in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, thanks in part to one stellar performance at the 2020 NFL Combine, Jeudy could end up being the second wide receiver drafted – behind his own teammate.

After running that blazing 4.27 40-yard dash, Henry Ruggs III has a real chance to be the first receiver drafted, according to Daniel Jeremiah.

With his elite physical gifts, this shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, though the odds certainly paint a different picture. Jeudy is available at -115 to be the first wideout off the board, while CeeDee Lamb has the second-best odds at +120, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ruggs checks in with the third-best odds at +600, though there's a pretty significant drop-off after that top 3, as Tee Higgins (+3000) and Justin Jefferson (+3500) round out the rest of the top 5.

With so many wide receivers available in this year's class, it wouldn't be a surprise to see a team fall in love with a talent like Ruggs, though the odds still suggest Jeudy is likely to be the first receiver drafted.

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