2021 NFL Draft: Breaking down the top three wide receivers

Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The 2021 NFL draft will be watched closely with the receivers in this class. There are many talented wideouts in this group.

These wide receivers in the draft will have many successful years in the league. The NFL has become one that favors young explosive offensive weapons, which is unfortunate for defenses. The way schemes need to be put in place to help subdue these talented prospects has only increased as the years have gone by.

There used to be a slow learning curve for rookies entering the league no matter what their draft status was. They would slowly be brought along over a season or two behind veteran players. Now, these players drafted early are expected to play meaningful snaps as they enter their first training camp. It is a different kind of NFL these days as young men turn pros overnight during the NFL draft.

This crop of receivers is shaping up to be one of the best classes in recent memory. It seems plausible that four receivers could hear their names called on the first night of the draft and at least another four by the conclusion of round three. Not every name can be in the top three but there are many talented players to be chosen from. Other names to watch include Rashod Bateman, Rondale Moore, Elijah Moore, and many others.

It is a deep class where NFL teams can focus on drafting one sooner or later on in the process. The top three are game changers but those behind them have all the tools to be special as well. Here’s a breakdown of the top three wide receivers in the 2021 NFL Draft: