NFL Teams Reportedly Only Have 1 WR Graded As A First Rounder

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There is plenty of talent available at this year’s NFL Draft. So, it should be entertaining to see where players land in the final weekend of April.

Having said that, it’s beginning to sound like the league isn’t on the same page about the wide receiver class as the mainstream media.

Plenty of mock drafts are floating around social media right now and a ton of them have multiple wide receivers being taken in the first round.

Well, according to Jim Nagy, NFL teams are reportedly feeling the opposite about this year’s receiver class. In fact, reports suggest only one player is receiving a first-round grade league-wide.

Jaxon Smith-Njigba seems to be the clear favorite receiver prospect in this year’s draft class.

Furthermore, he’s scheduled to visit multiple NFL teams on a top-30 visit, per Ian Rapoport.

Now, this doesn’t guarantee that only Smith-Njigba will be taken in the first round. In fact, some teams with late first-round picks may opt to select one of the other receivers available at that spot.

However, it’s interesting to note how much more attention Jaxon Smith-Njigba is getting from NFL teams than his peers.

He has a great chance of being selected within the top 15 this year. Especially considering how many teams could use a talented receiver on their roster.

With that said, keep an eye on Smith-Njigba, as it’s looking like he’ll be an early pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.