As a whole, the wide receiver position simply does not get enough credit for the value it brings to the gridiron. Everyone loves watching the running backs and pass-rushers. But, as it turns out, wide receiver is the third-most valuable position on the field behind quarterback and cornerback, per the extensive studies done by PFF’s research and development team.
We all know this year’s NFL draft contains arguably the best wide receiver class in history, but college football has no shortage of elite players returning at the position next season. Using a combination of PFF grades and PFF’s wins above average (WAA) metric, we present the top 10 wide receivers returning to college football in 2020, as well as a sleeper to watch out for.
Chase produced one of the best seasons PFF has ever seen as a true sophomore last year. Not only was he the most valuable wide receiver and second-most valuable non-quarterback in the FBS behind only his teammate, Derek Stingley Jr., but his season landed right behind Amari Cooper’s 2014 season as the best we’ve seen by a wideout.