Preseason Top 10 2020 prospects: Wide Receivers 6-10

The word for a while has been all about how crazy talented the skill position groups are for the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. I was skeptical of it at first glance. It wasn’t until I settled in to watch these players that I realized that it could be a historic class. The headliner group is the wide receiver group. In both fantasy and real football, wide receivers are becoming more and more valuable due to the increase in passing efficiency and new offenses of the era.I was impressed by the 2019 class because it not only had a definite superstar candidate in DK Metcalf, but it also had depth. Last year’s class was an insanely deep group of talented wide receivers. There were 28 total wide receivers drafted with about 23 undrafted players I gave a draftable grade to. It was a phenomenally deep class of players.The 2020 group beats it. I don’t mean simply beat, I mean outclassed in a 2003 Oklahoma-Texas A&M style blowout. Not only does this class have superstar talents, it has *several*. It was so difficult to narrow down the list to just ten players for this article, and several others could have made their case for it. To properly narrow down this list and give each player their due justice, I had to split this thing in half.Here is my WRs from 10-6:10. Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma StateOklahoma State has a history of producing NFL caliber wide receivers in recent history, with guys like Dez Bryant, Justin Blackmon, and James Washington being taken high in their respective drafts. Tylan Wallace will join that list soon. Wallace is an explosive athlete and a phenom in contested catch situations with great body control.He'll need to cut down on his drop numbers, but his QB Taylor Cornelius didn't deliver him an accurate ball most of the time. Being an Oklahoma State product, his routes are fairly limited, but there are traits for him to build off of to become successful in this area.Pro Comp: Paul Richardson, Washington RedskinsBest Fit: New Orleans SaintsThe Saints wide receivers are Michael Thomas and a bunch of guys. Ted Ginn is effective but aging, and we're still waiting for signs of life from former 3rd rounder Tre'Quan Smith. Tylan Wallace would be a great fit in Sean Payton's offense as a deep threat as a Z or even in the slot. With Thomas dominating and altering the defense, Tylan's explosiveness and contested catch ability would be a mismatch.
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