Ja’Marr Chase is receiving plenty of love at the combine, despite the fact he’s not draft eligible

LSU football WR Ja'Marr Chase (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU football WR Ja'Marr Chase (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

LSU football wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is receiving a lot of love at the 2020 NFL Draft combine.

It’s possible that LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase would be the best wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft.

But Chase just finished his sophomore season in Baton Rouge, so he won’t be eligible for the draft until 2021.

That’s great news for the Tigers, because Chase is a transcendent talent at wide receiver.

I mean, how many other players are being talked about at the combine that are still in college?

Not many…..if any.

Several draft eligible defensive backs were asked this week who was the best wide receiver they faced in college.

Ja’Marr Chase was a popular answer.

This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Chase absolutely dominated the SEC in 2019, catching 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Not bad for the No. 15 wide receiver in the 2018 recruiting class.

Now, just imagine how much better Chase will be in 2020? Even if the numbers don’t reflect it (no more Joe Burrow could certainly affect production), there’s no doubt that Chase will be a better player in 2020 than he was in 2019.

Myles Brennan, the expected starting quarterback for the Tigers next season, has to love that he’s going to get a full season of throwing passes to Chase.

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This time next year, there won’t be any debate as to who the top wide receiver selected in the draft should be. It’s going to be Ja’Marr Chase.