The 2020 NFL Draft class had the most depth at the wide receiver position in recent memory. If you don’t believe that, check the receipts. A record 13 wide receivers were taken in the first two rounds of the draft. The top-end talent that was seen by NFL general managers and coaches from this most recent draft has been put on full display this year.
First you have Minnesota Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson, who ranks fifth in the league in receiving yardage (537 yards).
Justin Jefferson cooks Kendall Sheffield on the double move — HELLO
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) October 19, 2020
Next you have Dallas Cowboys stud CeeDee Lamb who has continued his tremendous after the catch ability despite leaving the University of Oklahoma.
Here is every explosive play (20+ yards) by #Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb: pic.twitter.com/tUPNIanSN3
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) October 16, 2020
There is also Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Chase Claypool, who torched the Philadelphia Eagles two Sundays ago with a 4 touchdown performance.
I could continue listing names until I am blue in the face. There is Tee Higgins, Henry Ruggs III, Brandon Aiyuk, Jerry Juedy, and many more.
JERRY JUEDY just mossed Pierre Desir for his 1st NFL Touchdown! #BroncosCountry pic.twitter.com/MPNqZjDuyY
— Roto Street Journal (RSJ) (@RotoStJournal) October 2, 2020
Still, the crazy part about this rookie wide receiver class is that it is close to getting even better. According to reports, New York Jets rookie Denzel Mims is expected to make his NFL debut this Sunday, and Eagles rookie Jalen Reagor is close to returning from a UCL tear in his thumb.
Mims was selected out of Baylor with the 59th pick in the second round. His combination of speed and size makes him a really intriguing prospect.
Reagor on the other hand has already played in two games this season. The former TCU Horned Frog has shown off his big play ability already, and adding him to a crippled Philadelphia receiving core could be just the help they need to take control of the lowly NFC East.
Whew do not forget about Jalen Reagor pic.twitter.com/DZPhIN1DeL
— alFFred (@al_FF_red) October 15, 2020
So even though the 2020 NFL Draft has already showed us the great receivers it contained, reinforcements are on their way. The two could add to an already impressive list of players, creating even more of a belief that the 2020 class of receivers could be one of the greatest of all-time.
– Jarrod Ribaudo (@jarrod_ribaudo)