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The 2020 NFL Draft was heralded as one of the deepest drafts in terms of wide receivers. A record 13 receivers were selected in the first two rounds, including five in the first round. With Week 1 in the books, we thought we’d take a look at how each of the first-rounders fared. It remains to be seen if this receivers class can match the success of the 1988 crop (Tim Brown, Sterling Sharpe, Michael Irvin and Flipper Anderson) or the 1996 class (Keyshawn Johnson, Terry Glenn, Marvin Harrison, Amani Toomer and Terrell Owens), but these young speeders are already showing plenty of promise.

HENRY RUGGS, Las Vegas Raiders (Pick 12) – vs Panthers: 3 receptions for 55 yds (longest: 45, targets: 5)

JERRY JEUDY, Denver Broncos (Pick 15) – vs Titans: 4 receptions for 56 yds (longest: 25 yds, targets: 8)

CEEDEE LAMB, Dallas Cowboys (Pick 17) – vs Rams: 5 receptions for 59 yds (longest: 33 yds, targets: 6)

JALEN REAGOR, Philadelphia Eagles (Pick 21) – vs Washington: 1 reception for 55 yds; (longest: 55; targets: 4)

JUSTIN JEFFERSON, Minnesota Vikings (Pick 22) – vs Packers: 2 receptions for 26 yds; (longest: 17 yds, targets: 3)

BRANDON AIYUK, San Francisco 49ers (Pick 25): Aiyuk (hamstring) was inactive for Sunday’s game vs Arizona.

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