The 2020 NFL draft pool is loaded with several highly-rated wide receiver prospects. The question is whether it’s deep enough to go over the 5.5 total posted at the William Hill sportsbook. The odds suggest the number will go over. The favorite is set at (-182) while under is posted with a (+150) price as the underdog.

That’s a lofty number as six wide receivers have been selected in the first round just once over the last ten years. In a recent NFL mock draft, Matt De Lima projected six WRs would be drafted in the first round. That was in 2015 when the Oakland Raiders started the run by choosing Amari Cooper with the fourth overall pick. Four wide receivers were taken in the first round in 2016, three in 2017, and two wideouts in each of the last two drafts.

Which wide receivers are first-round prospects?

In today’s pass-happy NFL, wide receivers have become the second most sought after skill position players on offense. Teams hunt for a franchise quarterback first and then do their best to hook them up with quality wideouts. Here is a look at some of the top wide receivers in the 2020 NFL draft.

Jerry Jeudy, Alabama Crimson Tide

Following in the footsteps of former Crimson Tide stars Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, and Calvin Ridley, Jerry Jeudy is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. After appearing in eight games as a freshman, Jeudy made 15 starts as a sophomore and 13 as a junior. Along with Cooper, Jeudy was the second Alabama player to win the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the most outstanding receiver in college football. Jeudy finished his career with 2,742 receiving yards, averaged 17.2 yards per catch and hauled in 26 touchdowns.





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