Here’s a power ranking for WRs in April’s draft.
It’s been several months. Jerry Jeudy was seen as the best wide receiver heading into the draft from the NCAA during the regular season, and there hasn’t been much that’s happened to discredit that theory. He’ll be off of draft boards long before Philly’s on the clock at 21.
Much like Jeudy, Philly’s only shot at landing CeeDee Lamb lies in their willingness to trade up in 2020’s NFL Draft to get him. That isn’t likely because this is a very deep class at the position, and Philly has so many needs. Even still, despite there being so many options, Jeudy and Lamb are both the cream of this year’s crop, in that order. Expect the latter to go somewhere in the top 15 picks.
Before the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, Henry Ruggs‘ draft stock was soaring. Then, he ran a 4.2-second 40-yard dash, and the buzz around his name was even more deafening. Once seen as the guy that may wind up being Philly’s pick at 21, Ruggs’ chances of winding up in midnight green don’t seem to be as pronounced as they used to be.
All of the theories and conjectures that used to surround Ruggs and Philly have now been transferred over to Justin Jefferson. Now, he’s largely viewed as the guy the ‘Birds’ take at 21. Questions about his speed were answered with a 4.43-second 40, but a nice showing at the LSU Tigers‘ Pro Day, where everything will be controlled and familiar, could solidify his standing as a top-25 selection.
Prepare for the world to be turned on its’ ear again. Don’t look now, but Tee Higgins is getting slightly higher marks than Justin Jefferson in some scouting circles. The expectation is a pretty safe one. There may be quite a few pro scouts at the Clemson Tigers‘ Pro Day. If that’s the case, Higgins name may be in lights before we even reach the month of April
If Higgins does well and murders the 40, the decision to bank on Jefferson may not be as crystal clear as it once was.