Is Ja’Marr Chase the Best Wide Receiver Prospect Since Amari Cooper? The Updated Prospect Lab Has a Strong Opinion
Image Credit: Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Ja'Marr Chase.

Ja’Marr Chase has had basically one good season in his collegiate career. Yet he’s the consensus WR1 in the class and is likely to hear his name called in the top-six picks at the end of April. What is it about his profile that has dynasty players salivating and NFL teams jockeying to make him the highest-drafted WR since Corey Davis?

Chase’s College Production

First off, Chase’s one good college season was great.

These numbers don’t even fully explain how great Chase’s 2019 was. Recall that he was sharing the field with rookie breakout sensation Justin Jefferson, whom he outplayed nearly across the board.

Chase also shared the field with another potential first rounder, fellow 2021 rookie Terrace Marshall, whom he also outplayed.

We were big fans of Jefferson coming out of college, but even we couldn’t have predicted that he would have the sort of rookie season he did. When you see how he and Chase performed when on the field together, it’s impossible not to get excited about what Chase might be able to do in the NFL. But is it even possible that Chase could be a better NFL receiver than Jefferson, RotoViz’s current No. 2 overall dynasty player?

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Blair Andrews

Managing Editor, Author of The Wrong Read, Occasional Fantasy Football League Winner. All opinions are someone else's.

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