The 2020 WR draft class was straight silly with talent. Thirty-seven WRs were drafted in total, seventeen of which went in the first 3 rounds alone. Despite as much, the 2021 class is loaded at the top as well and could produce quite a few 1st-Rounders too. There is no shortage of talent here...
1) Ja'Marr Chase | 6'0 | 200 | WR | LSU -
Scouts and talent evaluators alike are cautioned to not fall in love with stat lines. It's hard not to fall prey to as much when looking at Chase. In 2019, he hauled in 84 balls for an astonishing 1,780 yards, good for 20 TDs. He went for over 220 yards in three separate contests, his most impressive being his 221-yard beating he handed Clemson in the National Championship. He's an excellent outside X who knows how to get separation from even the best of CBs. With one false step of the defender, he has the speed to stack him up and track the ball. He also does a fine job of drifting into the defender as the ball's in the air, only to drift away right before the ball comes to create space for the catch.
2) Justyn Ross | 6'3 | 205 | WR | Clemson -
For two years in a row now, Ross has looked the part of next-level WR. In that time, he's amassed 110 receptions for 1,865 yards with 17 TDs. He's blessed with excellent size and uses it quite well to box out defenders. Whether lining up as an "X" or a "Z", he's shown that he can run good routes and find ways to get open. While he may not have the elite functional speed of other WRs in this group, he's certainly not slow and always seems to have a long reception waiting in his bag. His ability to high-point balls is impressive..
3) Jaylen Waddle | 5'10 | 185 | WR | Alabama -
Waddle has been surrounded by insane talent over the past two years, yet he's never looked out of place and has proven to be a threat in his own right. He's lacks size, but this kid is insanely fast. With Ruggs and Jeudy having moved on, he'll get far more opportunities to showcase his talents. He's may be at his best on crossing routes, using his ability to pull away from defenders and get YAC.
4) Rashod Bateman | 6'1 | 210 | WR | Minnesota -
Bateman really looked good in 2018, and he did nothing but capitalize on that in 2019. He caught 60 passes for 1,219 yards, scoring 11 TDs. He has an ideal blend of size and speed, coupled with very good route-running. He contributes in the long game by stretching the defense, also operate well as a possession target. He's a bear to defend, as he simply understand his position quite well and plays to what's needed from him.
5) Rondale Moore | 5'9 | 180 | WR | Purdue -
Moore's 2019 season was cut short, which really sucks considering just how dynamic he was a Freshman in 2018. He's undersized, but it doesn't matter. He plays with blistering speed and needs very little green to completely decimate a secondary. He's a match up nightmare, especially when he can operate out of the slot against slower defenders, or gets steam behind him when motioning as a "Z".
6) DeVonta Smith | 6'0 | 180 | WR | Alabama -
Smith is another WR who doesn't have great size or overall girth, but plays with so much speed that he's hard to contain. While he plays fast, he runs smooth routes and can change direction without losing much speed at all. The stat lines against Ole Miss and LSU were gaudy, but in each contest he was completely in the zone. as neither team had an answer toward defending him.
7) Amon-Ra St. Brown | 6'1 | 195 | WR | USC -
St. Brown has all the stats to impress, but when watching his game tape it's clear that he has as good of an understanding on how to execute his position as any WR in this draft. While the kid has the speed to outpace many a defender, and does so, he's very nuanced in doing so. His ability to set up defenders and play to his strengths and/or their weaknesses is impressive.
8) Tamorrion Terry | 6'3 | 205 | WR | Florida State -
Terry is often a man against boys, as he uses his physical dominance to best defenders. In 2019, he caught 60 balls for 1,188 yards, good for 9 TDs. He has the athletic ability to operate at all levels, proving to be at threat whether he lines up outside the hashes or more in a slot capacity. He's certainly one of the alpha male WRs of the class in 2020.
9) Sage Surrat | 6'2 | 215 | WR | Wake Forest -
10) Tylan Wallace | 6'0 | 190 | WR | OK State -
11) Terrace Marshall | 6'3 | 200 | WR | LSU
12) Seth Williams | 6'2 | 224 | WR | Auburn
13) Chris Olave | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Ohio State
14) Tutu Atwell | 5'9 | 160 | WR | Louisville
15) Tyler Vaughns | 6'1 | 195 | WR | USC
16) Reggie Roberson Jr. | 5'11 | 202 | WR | SMU
17) Johnny Johnson III | 6'0 | 198 | WR | Oregon
18) Rico Busey Jr. | 6'1 | 193 | WR | North Texas
19) Amari Rodgers | 5'10 | 210 | WR | Clemson
20) Whop Philyor | 5'10 | 180 | WR | Indiana
21) Nico Collins | 6'3 | 222 | WR | Michigan
22) Kadarius Toney | 5'11 | 190 | WR | Florida
23) Damonte Coxie | 6'2 | 197 | WR | Memphis
24) Emeka Emezie | 6'2 | 208 | WR | NC State
25) Randall St. Felix | 6'1 | 205 | WR | South Florida
26) Anthony Schwartz | 6'0 | 180 | WR | Auburn
27) Warren Jackson | 6'5 | 220 | WR | Colorado State
28) Tre Walker | 5'11 | 180 | WR | San Jose State
29) Tarik Black | 6'2 | 215 | WR | Michigan
30) T.J. Vasher | 6'5 | 190 | WR | Texas Tech
31) JD Spielman | 5'9 | 195 | WR | Nebraska
32) Dazz Newsome | 5'10 | 185 | WR | North Carolina
33) Dez Fitzpatrick | 6'1 | 202 | WR | Louisville
34) Eli Stove | 6'0 | 190 | WR | Auburn
35) Jadan Blue | 6'0 | 185 | WR | Temple
36) Jhamon Ausbon | 6'2 | 218 | WR | Texas A&M
37) Shi Smith | 5'10 | 190 | WR | South Carolina
38) Corey Sutton | 6'2 | 200 | WR | App. State
39) Braydon Johnson | 6'1 | 184 | WR | OK State
40) Samori Toure | 6'3 | 193 | WR | Montana