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Meet the elite wide receiver class for the 2020 NFL draft: 8 potential first-round picks

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Lamb evades multiple defenders for 70-yard TD (0:20)

Jalen Hurts tosses a short pass to CeeDee Lamb, who escapes multiple defenders on his way to complete a 70-yard touchdown play. (0:20)

By now you might have heard the rumors about the greatness of the wide receiver class for the 2020 NFL draft.

We here at Pro Football Focus can confirm that what you've heard is true.

This is the deepest and most talented group since the vaunted 2014 class that featured Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks, Davante Adams, Allen Robinson II, Jarvis Landry and John Brown. That class had five receivers go in the first round and seven more in Round 2.

With seven receivers among the top 32 of PFF's latest draft board and nine more in the top 100, don't be surprised if the 2020 class comes close to topping the 2014 class. Make no mistake, this is the best receiver group we have ever graded.

Let's dive into the strengths and weaknesses of our top eight wideouts, all of whom have a chance to be first-rounders, using our stats and grades from every play:


1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

2019 stats: 101 targets, 71 receptions, 959 yards (487 YAC), 9 touchdowns, 14 broken tackles, 121.7 passer rating

2019 PFF grade: 83.2 overall, 83.8 receiving