Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb are co-favorites to be first receiver drafted

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In a very deep wide receiver draft class, two stand above the rest as the receivers likeliest to go off the board first.

Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy and Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb have the best odds to be the first receiver off the board, with both of them at +110 at MGM’s sports book.

After Jeudy and Lamb, Alabama’s Henry Ruggs has the third-best odds to go first at wide receiver. Ruggs is listed at +325.

If you think someone other than Jeudy, Lamb and Ruggs will be the first receiver off the board, there are some very tempting odds for you. LSU’s Justin Jefferson is at +8000, and five receivers are at +10,000: Baylor’s Denzel Mims, TCU’s Jalen Reagor, Clemson’s Tee Higgins, Colorado’s Laviska Shenault and Arizona State’s Brandon Aiyuk.

Despite all the talent at wide receiver in this draft, many mock drafts don’t have any wide receivers going in the Top 10. There are so many good receivers this year that teams may think it’s better to address another need in the first round and get a receiver in the second. But some receiver will go first off the board, and it’s likely to be Jeudy or Lamb.

11 responses to “Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb are co-favorites to be first receiver drafted

  1. This draft has around 20 WR’s that have day 1 & 2 talent. It’s incredible depth which is why outside Amari the WR free agent glass was very shallow with little commitment being thrown out there. Someone like Michael Pittman Jr. you can argue may not be one of the top 10 receivers drafted but in most years probably is a late first rounder.

  2. Go back and look at the last 15 yrs of WR draft classes, very very very few top 10 wrs are ever worth that high of a pick. One was Calvin Johnson the other was Julio Jones. Outside of that TONS of failed top 15 wr’s.

  3. Betting this year is gonna be risky…I’m hearing media types are way way off with (how they all plagiarize each other’s) boards and how NFL teams view the talent per will cain yesterday…

  4. You could argue there are 10 WRs that deserve a first-round grade. If you have a high pick, you can pass on a WR in the first round and still get a really good one in the second round. If you’re at the back of the first round, you could find a great one who slides but there might not be any left toward the back of the second round. I predict all 10 go in the top 50 picks.

    Of course, if you miss out on one of these guys, you can still feel really good about someone like Van Jefferson or Tyler Johnson in the third round. A lot of other guys too. It’s just you’d love to get a first-round talent in the second round.

  5. Jeudy for my money. Guy stopped on dimes, buckling tacklers knees and ankles. Great hands and very quick.

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