Ja’Marr Chase – WR – LSU
Pros: Was extremely productive as only a sophomore putting up almost 1800 yards and 20 touchdowns, also being a big play threat averaging more than 20 yards per reception. Chase showed the ability to play against any type of coverage, routinely beating those who tried to press him or play off of him. He was a great asset to Steve Ensminger’s offense as an improviser and has a great feel for a defense’s soft spots, routinely finding ways to get open when plays are at their worst. Chase has an elite ability to make adjustments in the air to win a 50/50 ball, and is a great asset after the catch. Overall, Chase profiles to be an elite receiver at the next level.
Cons: There’s not too much to say here, he may have possibly been aided by an offense that sent a majority of its starters to the NFL this year, but even then he won the Biletnikoff award, and is widely considered the best receiver in college football. He’s not a perfect receiver, there were a couple drops, but nothing that stands out, teams should be salivating over Chase and he has a chance to be a top five pick in next year’s draft.
Pro Comp: Odell Beckham Jr.