The 2021 NFL Draft is now just two weeks away. The three-day event is slated to take place from April 29th-May 1st in Cleveland, Ohio. The draft is always a weekend full of new beginnings and hope for the future. This goes for the members of the incoming draft class, NFL teams and fans alike. Among the players expected to go on Night 1 in this year’s NFL Draft is wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase out of LSU.
The following is a complete NFL Draft profile for Ja’Marr Chase including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Ja’Marr Chase NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 208 lbs
College: LSU Tigers
Ja’Marr Chase 2019 Stats
Note: Chase opted not to play in the 2020 college football season
- Receptions: 84
- Receiving Yards: 1780
- Yards per Reception: 21.2
- Touchdowns: 20
Ja’Marr Chase Highlights
Ja’Marr Chase Draft Profile
Ja’Marr Chase chose not to play in the obscure 2020 college football season that was and instead focused all of his training and preparation on the 2021 NFL Draft. In essence, Chase went out on top. He was the go-to target for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow on LSU’s 2019 national championship team. Chase set the single-season SEC record for both receiving yards and touchdowns as a true sophomore. He possesses sure hands, terrific route-running technique and explosiveness after the catch. He is also more than capable as a blocker. Chase truly gets the most out of his NFL receiver-caliber size and athleticism.
The main question mark surrounding Chase is whether or not his production in 2019 is indicative of things to come at the next level. The entire LSU offense was a machine that season. With Chase opting to sit out all of 2020, the data points aren’t as numerous from his college career as they otherwise might have been. He also has a tendency to run routes upright, enabling corners to disrupt his progress by playing tight press coverage.
Ja’Marr Chase Draft Projection
All 2021 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Ryan Wilson.
Ja’Marr Chase is currently projected to be drafted by the Miami Dolphins at No. 6 overall. He is the first wide receiver selected in this mock draft.
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