This year, we saw some of the best WR’s in college football. Whether it was Jerry Jeudy at Alabama, or Juwan Johnson at Oregon, or any college in between, there were great receivers. College Football has been dominated by wideouts before, but never like this. Good thing for us, almost all of them will be drafted on Thursday night. These are my top 5.
It makes sense that my number one receiver played with a great QB, and under a great head coach. But, his talent is not teachable. The speed on this former Big 12 receiver is unmatched, he even ran a 4.51 second 40 yard dash this year at the NFL Combine, held in Indianapolis, flooded by NFL team scouts.
2. Henry Ruggs III- Alabama
I know I’ll sound like a broken record here, but his speed kills opposing CB’s. This season the 6 foot WR hauled in a whopping 40 receptions for 746 yards and 7 TD’s. He even plays well against corners like Kristian Fulton, who is a top defensive prospect out of the National Champion team, LSU. In that game, Ruggs had 3 receptions, and made the most out of them, with 68 receiving yards. Ruggs also had the number one 40 yard dash time, with an incredible 4.27 seconds.
3. Jerry Jeudy- Alabama
Jerry Jeudy was clearly WR1 for the Alabama Crimson Tide this season. He’s been popular on the wideout heavy team. I firmly believe Jeudy can be a great receiver at the next level. I think he will especially succeed on a team like the Jets, Raiders, or Dolphins where he would definitely be the best reciever on the team. Jeudy finished his final college season in the Citrus Bowl, where he blew the smokes off the Michigan Wolverine defense with an 85 yard touchdown delivery from Mac Jones, just 1 minute into the game.
4. Justin Jefferson- LSU
In my opinion, the National Champion WR is the biggest boom or bust in this year’s draft. With his NFL Draft stock rising, Jefferson is likely to go in the 15-25 pick range. The Denver Broncos are one team that could pick him. Jefferson is my personal favorite prospect in this year’s NFL Draft, behind Maryland’s speedy running back Anthony McFarland.
5. Tee Higgins- Clemson
While I do think Tee Higgins will fall to the middle to late second round of the draft, there is no denying he is a wonderful wide receiver. Tee Higgins helped his Clemson Tigers to the National Championship this season, with star Sophomore QB Trevor Lawrence. This season, Higgins hauled in 59 catches, getting 1,167 yards and getting in to the endzone a stunning 13 times.