NFL teams want nothing more than to get a good playmaker in the NFL Draft. Teams want that help on either side of the ball; guys who get big sacks or blow up plays in the backfield are just as valuable as an explosive receiver or running back, after all. The only prerequisite is making big plays at the NFL level.
Here are five players set to be drafted in the first round who are likely to do just that.
5. Henry Ruggs, WR
Let’s start with the simple fact that Ruggs ran a 4.27 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. That’s among the best wide receiver times ever, so it’s obvious that the Alabama receiver has elite, game-changing speed. It has led to some Tyreek Hill comparisons, and it’s no secret that Hill is one of the league’s elite playmakers. Ruggs does pretty much everything well, but that speed, more than anything else, makes him hard to contain. He has everything in place to be one of the most explosive players in the NFL.