The best wide receiver in college football for 2020 roams Death Valley and wears purple and gold. Here is everything you need to know about the best wide receiver in college football-Ja’Marr Chase.
The Best Wide Receiver in Louisiana: A 4-Star Prospect
Chase, a 6-1, 195 junior from Metarie, La, was a 4-star prospect out of Archbishop Rummel High School. He caught 61 passes for 1011 yards and 13 TDs in 2017 and signed with LSU in early 2018.
As a freshman, Chase caught 23 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns. Against UCF in the 2019 Fiesta Bowl, he caught 6 passes for 93 yards and a touchdown in the 40-32 win over UCF.
A Season for the Ages
The 2019 LSU football season was one of the most prolific seasons in college football from an offensive standpoint. As a sophomore, Chase was a major factor. Here are the numbers, according to cfbstats.com:
- 84 catches
- 1780 yards
- 20 TD’s
- 21.19 yards per catch
- Consensus All-American
- Biletnikoff Award winner
- 2nd in the FBS in receiving yards per game at 127 yards per game.
- 3 games of over 200 yards receiving.
- 6 games of over 100 yards receiving.
- 10 catches for 229 yards, 4 TDs vs. Vanderbilt.
- 8 catches for 227 yards, 3 TDs vs. Ole Miss.
The Tigers were an offensive juggernaut, going 15-0 and defeating Clemson 42-25 in the national championship game. In that game, Chase made 9 catches for 221 yards and 2 TDs.
The Best Wide Receiver in College Football for 2020
Chase will wear the coveted the #7 jersey and will team up with WR Terrace Marshall (46 catches, 671 yards, 13 TDs) to form a dynamic duo at wide receiver for the defending national champs.
As a draft-eligible junior, Chase will be the top receiver in the draft. The NFL is a passing league, and Ja’Marr Chase is a pass-catching phenom. If he can get drafted by the right team with the right offense, like the New Orleans Saints or the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs, he will be a superstar in the NFL.
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