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2020 NFL Scouting Combine: Wide Receiver Notes

2020 NFL Scouting Combine

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2020 NFL Scouting Combine
Henry Ruggs III ran really fast. Check out our other notes on the 2020 NFL Scouting combine for the wide receivers. Talk about a crazy deep group. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today)

Welcome to the Vendetta 2020 NFL Scouting Combine notes. Buckle up, we have a big one coming. It’s a LOADED wide receiver draft. We’re going to dive into lochness monster. It’s one of the most talented groups of receivers to ever come out. You will find studs in the 4th and 5th round. It’s similar to last year. Here we go. Let’s dive into wide receiver notes from the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.

*Side Note: This is the most difficult combine article I’ve ever written. There’s 800 receivers here and half of them look the same. Good luck seperating these guys from one another. There are SOOOOO many of them. I got a headache from this one.

*No Van Jefferson in this one. Broken foot. I don’t care. He was so good at the Senior Bowl I know what I’m getting. Scratch that, it’s a good thing he didn’t work out. We don’t need him climbing up the boards any further. This is a star.

*KJ Hamler benched 15 reps but no on field work. Tee Higgins didn’t workout either.

Tight End

I put out my tight end post. Chase Claypool would have been my number one tight end. Claypool played wide receiver at Notre Dame, but I’ve said multiple times this is a tight end. It looks like teams agree with me. There’s a lot of buzz he’s going to be a tight end. Having said that, Claypool is a HUGE winner. 6-foot-4, 238, running a 4.42. It was probably the most impressive time of the day. Match up nightmare.

Claypool is TE one for me. He was flawless in the gauntlet. Imagine running this guy at tight end up the seam? 40.5 inch vert is crazy. This guy might be a real game changer.

A lot of people are going to throw Juwan Johnson into this category. I think it’s totally fair. I thought his 40 time of 4.58 was good for him. I was worried he would have a disastrous time. Really big dude with strong hands. When he becomes a tight end, someone will get a steal. I also think he can stick at receiver.

Top Of The Class

Good luck separating Jerry Jeudy and CeeDee Lamb. This is what the combine is supposed to try to do. Now, they aren’t similar in terms of skill sets.

Jerry Jeudy will kill you with route running. 4.45 speed is about what we saw in college. Nobody can cover him. I think you’re looking at a rich man version of Calvin Ridley. Guys who are this dominant with route running and adequate speed don’t fail.

Then you have CeeDee Lamb. I change my mind on this every day. The more I think about it, the more I think Lamb is WR 1. This is what DeAndre Hopkins looks like. Not uber fast but he changes the whole game. Brilliant with the ball in his hands. High points it at an elite level. Oklahoma would have been screwed without this guy. I think you’re looking at the type of receiver that changes outcomes. Maybe not high end Julio but I think Lamb is special. He does things that blow you away.

I think after today, you have to put Justin Jefferson in this class. I don’t want to compare him to these guys but Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham just put on clinics during drills. Jefferson did the exact same thing. Flawless. Catches everything, great speed, and explosive. Check out his gauntlet. It’s perfect. He exploded on slant routes. 4.43 speed is a great time. I thought his explosion was off the charts. Jefferson looked as good as anyone at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.

Vendetta Top 10 Wide Receiver Rankings

1: CeeDee Lamb (Oklahoma)

2: Jerry Jeudy (Alabama)

3: Van Jefferson (Florida)

4: Justin Jefferson (LSU)

5: Henry Ruggs III (Alabama)

6: Tee Higgins (Clemson)

7: KJ Hamler (Penn State)

8: Donovan Peoples-Jones (Michigan)

9: Michael Pittman (USC)

10: Devin Duvernay (Texas)

*I know I missed some guys. Who the hell put this on at night instead of the morning like the way it used to be? I’m going to bed. If there is someone I missed that you want me to add, comment, reply, or something. 3 more days.


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