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Position Preview: Top receivers in 2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft kicks off in a few days. Leading up to the start of the first round on April 23, will be taking a look at the top five prospects at each position in this year's draft class. Each list is based off of's prospect rankings.

The final group we will be looking at are the wide receivers.

Giants current depth at WR: Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, Darius Slayton, Corey Coleman, Cody Core, Da'Mari Scott, Alex Bachman, David Sills V, Reggie White Jr.

View photos of the team's current depth at wide receiver.

Oklahoma WR CeeDee Lamb

Height / Weight: 6'2" / 198 lbs

2019 stats: 13 games, 62 receptions, 1,327 yards, 21.4 yards per reception, 14 touchdowns

Accolades: All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for Offensive Freshman of the Year (2017), Honorable Mention Choice by League's Coaches (2018), Second-Team All-Big 12 (2018), First-Team All-Big 12 (2019), Consensus All-American (2019)

2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #9's Daniel Jeremiah: Lamb is a tall, lean wideout with top-tier hands, toughness and production. He lines up inside and outside. He is a smooth, fluid route runner and understands how to set up cornerbacks. He also has a good feel in zone. He attacks the ball when working back to the quarterback and tracks the ball naturally down the field. Lamb doesn't have elite speed, but he can find some extra juice when the ball is in the air. He is at his best after the catch, as he consistently breaks tackles and is also very elusive. Overall, Lamb is a polished player who is equally explosive and reliable.

Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy

Height / Weight: 6'1" / 193 lbs

2019 stats: 13 games, 77 receptions, 1,163 yards, 15.1 yards per reception, 10 touchdowns

Accolades: CFP National Champion (2017), SEC Champion (2018), Consensus All-American (2018), Biletnikoff Award (2018), 2x First-Team All-SEC (2018, 2019)

2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #11's Daniel Jeremiah: Jeudy is an elite route runner with outstanding burst, body control and awareness. He explodes off the line and uses his quickness to avoid press coverage. His snap at the top of the route is as good as any prospect in the last decade. He has the ability to make plays outside of his frame, but he will have some concentration lapses, which lead to drops. After the catch, he is very slippery and elusive, although he isn't going to break a lot of tackles. Overall, Jeudy is a loose athlete with elite route skills and he should emerge as a high-volume production guy very early in his career.

View photos from the college career of Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy.

Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III

Height / Weight: 5'11" / 188 lbs

2019 stats: 12 games, 40 receptions, 746 yards, 18.7 yards per reception, seven touchdowns

2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #12's Daniel Jeremiah: Ruggs has an unbelievable blend of speed and toughness. He lines up outside and in the slot. He ran a lot of slants and take-off routes in Alabama's offense -- and he was special on both. Ruggs boasts world-class speed -- he truly explodes off the line and after the catch. He needs to continue to refine his releases against press (he gives up his chest too often), but not many defenses will want to take that chance against his speed. His hands are good, not great, and he does allow too many balls into his chest. After the catch, he runs away from most defenders while occasionally running through them. He is outstanding on jet sweeps and also has kick-return value. Overall, Ruggs has Tyreek Hill-type ability. He will be a matchup nightmare every week.

View photos of Alabama WR Henry Ruggs III.

LSU WR Justin Jefferson

Height / Weight: 6'1" / 202 lbs

2019 stats: 15 games, 111 receptions, 1,540 yards, 13.9 yards per reception, 18 touchdowns

Accolades: CFP National Champion (2019), Second-Team All-SEC (2019)

2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #14's Daniel Jeremiah: Jefferson is a tall, slender wideout with off-the-charts production. He lines up in the slot and out wide. He is an outstanding route runner. He does a nice job getting on the toes of cornerbacks and then creating separation out of the break point. He does a lot of work in traffic and will extend and finish before taking hard contact. He can play above the rim down the field and can contort his body to make special catches. He doesn't have elite speed, but he's plenty fast enough. After the catch, he has some wiggle and will fight for extra yards. Overall, Jefferson is a polished receiver and should make an immediate impact at the next level.

View photos of LSU WR Justin Jefferson.

Arizona State WR Brandon Aiyuk

Height / Weight: 6'0" / 205 lbs

2019 stats: 12 games, 65 receptions, 1,192 yards, 18.3 yards per reception, eight touchdowns

Accolades: First-Team All-Pac-12 (2019)

2020 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Daniel Jeremiah's Top 50 - #24's Daniel Jeremiah: Aiyuk is one of my favorite players in the draft class. He has a solid, muscular frame and plays an aggressive brand of football. He is explosive in his release and he attacks the leverage of cornerbacks before suddenly snapping off his route. Aiyuk doesn't run a wide variety of routes, but he's very efficient and effective. He has strong hands and can finish in traffic. He is at his best after the catch, breaking tackles and making people miss without gearing down. Those skills serve him well as a returner, too. Overall, Aiyuk will need a little time to develop as a complete route runner, but he's a tough, explosive playmaker with added special teams value.

View photos of Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk.


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