It’s just so perfect when things come together like this. The fantasy football deities have blessed us by placing two fantastic wide receiver prospects in situations that will allow them to showcase their skills immediately.
In case you didn’t know — and I really hope you did know if you’re reading this — Round 1 of the NFL Draft was yesterday. People have been hyping up this WR class for years, so it was no surprise when six of them came off the board in the first round — well above the 10-year average of 3.4. The first three WRs off the board are all entering muddy situations: Henry Ruggs’ blazing speed isn’t a great fit with Derek Carr’s tendency to check it down, Jerry Jeudy has the unproven Drew Lock at quarterback, and CeeDee Lamb will have to compete with Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup for targets as a rookie.
The next two WR selections, on the other hand, will have a chance to flourish right away. Both of them have been gifted the rare opportunity to ascend their team’s depth chart in Year 1 while getting targets from a gifted passer.
It also just so happens that both of them are great prospects who check almost all of the boxes Blair Andrews found to be predictive of WR success in The Wrong Read No. 60.