The draft generally is regarded as having three truly elite receivers, along with an elite tight end who could line up a lot at receiver. Setting aside the question of where Florida tight end Kyle Pitts will land, let’s ponder the question of the order in which the top receivers — Ja’Marr Chase of LSU and Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith of Alabama — will exit the board.
With quarterbacks undoubtedly the first three selections and another deep receiver class, it’s not easy to peg when the wideouts will start to be selected, or where. The Falcons could go quarterback, trade down with a team that wants a quarterback, take Pitts or tackle Penei Sewell, or grab one of the best receivers.
The Bengals at No. 5 likely go Sewell if he’s there, which possibly makes the Dolphins the first team to take a wideout.