While the quarterback class has garnered much of the attention ahead of the NFL Draft, talent evaluators are salivating over other players as they scout prospects.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shared one comment he heard from a talent evaluator about LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. It was high praise, too: The scout believes Chase is the best wide receiver prospect since Julio Jones.
Random draft quote of the day from a top evaluator — on #LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase: “Best WR prospect since Julio.”
Some players lost steam after opting out of college in 2020, but not Chase. The consensus No. 1 in a very good receiver class.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 9, 2021
Jones was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons sixth overall in 2011. He has since had a Hall of Fame career and became one of the best receivers of his generation. If Chase can get close to that, then he’ll be a huge success for whichever team lands him.
Chase opted out of the 2020 season, but it doesn’t seem to have hurt him in the draft. No wonder his former college teammate is pushing hard to play with him again.