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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Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the LSU Tigers. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images) /

Ja’Marr Chase, LSU

Chase has flown under the radar as he made the decision to opt-out of the previous college season. It seemed to be a good idea as the LSU Tigers failed to be good this past year, which allowed Chase to stay off the bad season mantra. Chase last played the previous season with Joe Burrow as the team went onto win the National Championship. It was a team without many starters returning as they look to retool for the future, so Chase opting out seemed to be more of a business decision. It paid off as he seems to be the top receiver on most draft boards heading into the draft. He is the best overall player at the position going into the first night of the draft as he will likely be selected in the top ten when the time comes.

He might have played on the best team in college football a season ago but when you are one of the best players on that offense, that is really saying something. Joe Burrow helmed that offense with Chase being his favorite target during his collegiate days at LSU. Now the two could potentially be reunited if he falls to the Bengals selection at fifth overall. It will be interesting if these two could reconnect but Chase will be very successful no matter where he goes.

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The draft always has some shakeups with how each individual team ranks players at each position. This draft has some explosive playmakers coming out of college.