NFL evaluator calls SEC player 'best receiver prospect since Julio' Jones
Ja’Marr Chase apparently didn’t hurt his stock at all in the eyes of NFL evaluators after the receiver made the decision to sit out the 2020 season.
That’s easy to believe considering the last time we saw Chase in action he caught nine passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns in LSU’s national championship game victory over Clemson.
Keep in mind Chase was guarded by Clemson’s A.J. Terrell in that game. After leaving Clemson, Terrell was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Chase finished the season with 84 catches for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Now as Chase awaits to find out where he will continue his playing career after sitting out last season, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport just shared an interesting comment he received from a “top evaluator” concerning the receiver’s stock.
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
Based on that comment, look for Chase to battle it out against Kyle Pitts to be the first non-quarterback selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.