The 2020 NFL Draft is shaping up to be one of the strongest classes of wide receivers in recent memory. While the class already has loads of talented seniors who will be entering the NFL Draft upon graduating from college, underclassmen declarations have begun to roll in.
This is the time on the calendar when most underclassmen flirting with the next step will get feedback on whether or not they should declare, which means there will be a steady flow of declarations leading up to the January 20th deadline. So far, seven talented underclassmen receivers have decided to forgo their remaining eligibility and become part of the 2020 class.
Here are the seven names who have declared as of December 16th:
Laviska Shenault, Colorado
Jalen Reagor, Texas Christian
Isaiah Hodgins, Oregon State
Gabriel Davis, Central Florida
Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky
K.D. Nixon, Colorado
Jeff Thomas, Miami
Among this group, Shenault and Reagor have potential to be first-round picks. While their production didn’t match their preseason hype, their athleticism and youth should assure them a place high up on draft boards.
Hodgins and Davis are both intriguing prospects as well, with Hodgins being a refined route runner and Davis having the size and strength profile to project as a starting “X” receiver.
While Jeff Thomas has gone through some off-field issues and failed to produce much of anything at Miami, his speed will undoubtedly draw the attention of NFL teams.