LSU Football: Ja’Marr Chase will be better than two elite WRs already in NFL

LSU Football wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
LSU Football wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

LSU football’s Ja’Marr Chase will be Myles Brennan’s go-to wide receiver in 2020.

LSU football’s Ja’Marr Chase was the best wide receiver in the country in 2019.

And he’ll be the best wide receiver in the country in 2020.

Chase, who will be a junior this upcoming season, likely would’ve been the first wide receiver selected in the 2020 NFL Draft (if he would’ve been eligible) after putting up ridiculous numbers in 2019.

The Louisiana native caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns last season for the Tigers.

Those are insane numbers. They’re especially insane for a sophomore.

Chase is already great. And he’s just going to get better from here.

ESPN Draft analyst Mel Kiper recently discussed the 2021 NFL Draft on Sportscenter and he compared Chase to former top 10 picks AJ Green and Julio Jones.

“He’s (Chase) in that AJ Green, Julio Jones category in the elite of the draft,” said Kiper.

That’s obviously a lofty comparison, but I think it might be underselling Chase a bit.

Green never topped 1,000 yards during his time at Georgia. Jones’ career high at Alabama was 1,133 yards as a junior.

Chase cruised right past those numbers by mid-November last year.

(Even if you take out the extra semi-final game against Oklahoma, Chase still had over 1,700 receiving yards last season.)

Not only did Chase put up those numbers in the SEC (against the same level competition as Green and Jones), but he had to share targets with Justin Jefferson, Thaddeus Moss, Stephen Sullivan, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Terrace Marshall Jr.

I don’t think Chase has even scratched the surface of his true potential just yet. He has the talent and the ability to be the best wide receiver in the NFL.

Chase is going to be a top five pick. And he’s going to be an incredible weapon for a fortunate NFL team.

Maybe Joe Burrow should take his time getting the Bengals’ franchise resurrected. Imagine him and Chase reunited in the NFL in Cincinnati.

Next. How Garrett Nussmeier is a lot like Joe Burrow. dark

That would be a lot of fun, unless you happen to be a defensive back in the AFC North.