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Corners At Combine Name Best WR They Faced In College

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 25: A general view of the NFL Scouting Combine logo during the first day of the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images)

Scouts around the NFL have been raving nonstop about how talented this year's draft is at wide receiver. CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy are all projected to be first-round picks this April.

On Friday, a handful of cornerbacks were asked who's the best wide receiver they've faced in college. Most answers didn't even include any of the top wideouts that are eligible for the NFL Draft.

A.J. Terrell, Cam Dantzler and Trevon Diggs all said that LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase was the best wideout they've faced. This past season he had 84 receptions for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Chase has to stay in college for another year before he can make the jump to the NFL, but it's pretty clear that he'll be an elite prospect when he decides to leave LSU. The fact that cornerbacks from this year's draft class ranked Chase over Jeudy and Lamb just speaks volumes about his skillset.

Not every cornerback in this class will rank Chase over this year's group of wideouts simply off the fact that not everyone has faced the LSU superstar.

For example, Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah said Quintez Cephus was the best wide receiver he faced in college.

Since wide receivers already participated at the combine, we'll have to wait until their pro days to see them again. As for Chase, he'll be back in action for LSU this spring.