World News – US – 2020 NFL receiving class is a good thing: here’s the proof


You may remember the Great Wide Receiver class of 1996: Keyshawn Johnson (Jets), Terry Glenn (Patriots), Eddie Kennison (Rams), Marvin Harrison (Colts) and Eric Molds (Bills ), all in the first round; followed by Amani Toomer (Giants) and Muhsin Muhammad (Panthers) in the second round; followed by Joe Horn (Chiefs) in the fifth round

You might remember the Great Wide Receiver Class of 1985: Al Toon (Jets), Eddie Brown (Bengals) and Jerry Rice (49ers) in the first round; followed by André Reed (Bills) in the fourth round; followed by Eric Martin (Saints) in the seventh round

« I think it’s good as I’ve never seen it, » said Gil Brandt, legendary NFL executive and historian

Now is not the time for young boys to dream of becoming the Next Deion Sanders or the Next Darrelle Revis

“All these guys,” Louis Riddick, ESPN analyst “Monday Night Football” told Serby Says, “show the things they showed in college, and they get it done. It’s cool to see, because young wide receivers are generally thought to have a steeper learning curve and take time I think it’s tired, but the old perception that rookie receivers need to get out of jam in the NFL and c ‘is the no One thing they can’t do… nobody’s really messing with people And these wide receivers are great athletes, and some of these guys play really good quarterbacks, and they put in really good numbers, and it’s pretty cool to see if you like attacking football « 

Henry Ruggs III (Raiders), Jerry Jeudy (Broncos), CeeDee Lamb (Cowboys), Jaelen Reagor (Eagles), Justin Jefferson (Vikings) and Brandon Aiyuk (49ers) were all drafted in the first round This was followed by seven other receivers in the second round

« These guys were playing in offenses that many NFL offenses incorporated into their style, » said Riddick

Ruggs (six receptions, 177 yards, one TD): He was slowed down early by hamstring and knee injuries, but brought out his intoxicating speed that Jon Gruden craves with a 72-yard TD against the Chiefs People once thought Tyreek Hill would be no more than a gadget « Jon will work with him, he will make him a good all-around player, » Riddick said

Jeudy (17-266-1): best-in-class road racer and Riddick’s highest rated receiver in the draft « His ability to get out of the line of scrimmage and get you on the road and on point breaking up, no one was better than him, « said Riddick. » No one « 

Lamb (36-497-2): A very competitive post-capture yard demon He plays with swag and believes the ball is his « He looks like the Secretariat against a group of test horses, » Brandt said Brandt was 9 when Don Hutson caught 17 TD passes for the Packers in 1942 “I compared Lamb to Don Hutson,” he says “And also to [Marquise]“ Hollywood ”Brown, but bigger and stronger than Hollywood Brown « 

Reagor (5-96): missed the last four games with thumb surgery « He’s a Bob Hayes type guy, » said Brandt « Bob Hayes could run fast, but he was strong He was that lower body strength « Riddick liked Reagor’s speed and tenacity and the ability to yards after catch, but was surprised the Eagles picked him « Because Justin was still on the board, » Riddick said

Aiyuk (14-165-1, 4-69-2 on the run): “A catch-and-run type, a reaction sweep type that is great with the ball in his hands,” said Riddick « It’s a great game waiting to arrive It’s fun to watch » Comparable to 49ers teammate Deebo Samuel « Probably smoother as an outside rider, » said Riddick

Tee Higgins (22-339-2): Joe Burrow’s 6-foot-4 target « He probably has to be a little better at 50-50 balls on the field, » Riddick said. « With his length and his height, he should pass people more often « Brand disagreed: » I didn’t think he was a special guy I thought he was a bit of a guy who threw the ball at him and he just jumped up and caught him on top of other guys « 

Michael Pittman Jr (9-73): The Colts are expecting him next week after calf surgery « Very good high level skills on the field, good run after the catch, better playing speed than clock speed You’ve never seen him get caught from behind, « said Riddick

Laviska Shenault Jr (26-280-1, 10-54 Ground): « They use it in the wildcat, use it as a ball carrier, use it in the lunge, use it in the outside « , said Riddick » He had some circus type holds where he showed you real soft hands, really strong at the catch point… He looks like a tailback It’s a swiss army knife that’s going to be a problem as long as he’s healthy « A 6-1, 227-pound weapon for Jay Gruden, Jaguars’ offensive coordinator » You could almost play him running back, « Brandt said

KJ Hamler (6-78): Lightning-fast Bronco set to recover from hamstring ailments on Sunday against Chiefs « It can be a game problem inside, no question, » said declared Riddick

Chase Claypool (17-335-4, 6-21-2 on ground): At 6-4, 228, he physically reminds Riddick Calvin « Megatron » Johnson « His size, speed and catch radius are just something that Pittsburgh can enjoy for years and years and years to come, « said Riddick

Van Jefferson (6-84): The Rams drafted him two picks before he got a chance to play for his father, Jets wide receiver coach Shawn Jefferson « Very good wide receiver , double return specialist, good road runner, sure hands, not the fastest guy in the world, « said Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network

DENZEL MIMS (0-0): will make his Jets debut on Sunday against the Bills Not so polite « Baylor’s attack isn’t really complicated in terms of what they asked him to do, the learning curve would be a bit steeper for him, but he made some spectacular catches along the sideline, lift up high, go up and get the ball back, « Riddick said

Brandt likes Raiders’ Bryan Edwards (5-99), a third round, and Riddick likes Gabriel Davis (14-194-2 TDs) of the Bills, a fourth round

And there’s more on the way: The class of 2021 receivers – Ja’Marr Chase, Devonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle, Rondale Moore, Rashod Bateman – is filled with top-notch prospects Chase from LSU is the cream of the crop. the cream

“If you have the same number of sub-classes, get into the draft as planned,” said Pauline, “it’s going to be really strong He’ll have better talent at the top, led by Ja’Marr Chase of LSU, and it will be damn deep It may be just a cut below last year’s draft class on paper, assuming the best subclasses come in « 

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