1. Ceedee Lamb
Height: 6’2″, Weight: 198
A well-rounded receiving prospect, Ceedee Lamb shines in the passing and blocking game. Lamb gets great positioning on routes, and his athleticism allows him to win tight matchups. His YAC ability is one of the best I’ve ever seen. He’s consistently a threat to turn a 5-yard play into a 50 yard touchdown.
2. Henry Ruggs
Height: 5’11”, Weight: 188
Henry Ruggs has eye-popping speed and is a huge threat with the ball in his hands. Ruggs is a terrific route runner, has incredible hands, and is a threat as a special teamer. He works well with the quarterback and made some terrific back shoulder catches. A majority of his struggles will come from his size. He had difficulty getting off tight coverage and winning jump balls. Overall, his well-rounded game and versatility gives him the slight edge over Jeudy.
3. Jerry Jeudy
Height: 6’1″, Weight: 193
It may come as a surprise I have Jeudy at three, but don’t take this as a rebuke against him. Jeudy’s still a brilliant receiver with terrific route running and move set to win off of tight coverage. He’s dangerous with the ball in his hands and games like Alabama v. Michigan show how dominate he can be. In the end, his tendency to drop easy passes caused me to put Ruggs over him.
4. Michael Pittman Jr.
Height: 6’4″, Weight: 223
An imposing receiver with terrific length. Michael Pittman Jr. thrived on deep balls and uses his physical stature to win 50/50 balls. He’s capable of making plays after the catch and has the tools to develop nicely into a number one receiver. He has some tough drops and can be overly physical which can make him a victim of penalties.
5. Justin Jefferson
Height: 6’1″, Weight: 202
A very reliable receiver who was Burrow’s safety blanket this past season. Justin Jefferson gets great positioning on routes and is capable of fighting off physical coverage. With steady hands, Jefferson doesn’t shy away from passes thrown into heavy traffic.