It’s still three months away until the NFL draft, but national experts have been trying to figure out where the country’s top prospects will land. Here’s a look at where they think CU Buffs star receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. will go:
CBS Sports | Chris Trapasso | No. 19 to Raiders
“The Raiders want more offensive weapons. Shenault is a horse in the open field.”
ESPN | Todd McShay | No. 16 to Raiders
“Coach Jon Gruden will love Shenault’s versatility and after-the-catch skill set. After the Antonio Brown trade didn’t work out, only two teams’ receivers have tallied fewer receiving yards this season than the Raiders’.”
NFL.com | Daniel Jeremiah | No. 30 to Packers
“The Packers don’t pick WRs in the first round, but Shenault is more than just a receiver. He can line up in the backfield and move around the formation to create mismatches in Green Bay’s favor.”
USA Today | Luke Easterling | No. 22 to Bills
“The Eagles passing on a receiver here is a big win for the Bills, who are also in desperate need of a true No. 1 target for Josh Allen. … He’s the complete player this offense needs to take their game to the next level in 2020 and beyond.”
Sports Illustrated | Kevin Hanson | No. 30 to Packers
“Outside of Davante Adams, Green Bay has struggled to find consistent production from its wide receiver corps. Built more like a running back (6′ 2″, 225 pounds) than a wide receiver, Shenault’s physical style and acceleration make him dangerous after the catch.”
The Athletic | Dane Brugler | No. 38 (round two) to Panthers
There was nothing written up for players outside of the first round.
SBNation | Dan Kadar | No. 21 to Eagles
“Philadelphia’s offense is light on playmakers, and Shenault showed with average quarterback play at Colorado that he can be a star.”
Bleacher Report | Matt Miller | No. 21 to Eagles
“Whether he’s compared to Percy Harvin or a college version of Sammy Watkins, Shenault is a proven playmaker who will finally give Carson Wentz a young receiver to grow alongside, as well as a player for opposing defenses to fear at wide receiver.”
— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post
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