Sensational group of 2020 wide receiver prospects the best ever?

The wide receiver class for 2020 is exceptional, but can it compare to legendary classes of years' past? The bottom line is these players are phenomenal talents that could answer that question.

2020 NFL Draft
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Laviska Shenault, Colorado

While Laviska Shenault has not had a tremendous 2019 campaign thus far, there is still much reason to believe that he will be a tremendous pro. My NFL comparison for Shenault is a blend between the Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster and the Browns’ Jarvis Landry. His best trait, which is elite, is what he can do with the football after the catch. Once the ball is in his hands, his elite vision and running back mentality make him a threat to take it to the house. 

Also, Shenault excels at tracking the football and utilizing his unique blend of size and speed to embarrass cornerbacks. He is a fierce competitor, who gives maximum effort on every play. Like Higgins, he is not the best route-runner, but he just makes play after play. In the video below, watch him track the football and adjust to make a sensational catch against Nebraska.

When all the smoke clears, I envision Laviska Shenault being selected in the 15-22 pick range in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. If the Colts could land him to complement TY Hilton, that would be one match made in heaven.

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