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Could the NFL have 8 WR’s drafted in the 1st round this year?

CeeDee Lamb is a standout wide out for Okalhoma that many are projecting as a first round pick.

The NFL has had 7 wide receivers drafted twice over the history of the NFL Draft, and this year there could be a new record set. The first time this happened was in 1984 for the Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL players entering the NFL.

1984u1199Joey JonesFalconsAlabama
 211616Ricky SandersPatriotsSouthwest Texas State
 312020Alphonso WilliamsLionsNevada
 412323Duane GunnSteelersIndiana
 512424Derrick Crawford49ersMemphis State
 612626Danny KnightDolphinsMississippi State
 712828Chris WoodsRaidersAuburn

You probably owner remember one of those players, but this also happened one other time. That was in 2004, when Larry Fitzgerald entered the NFL Draft.

20041133Larry FitzgeraldCardinalsPittsburgh
 2177Roy WilliamsLionsTexas
 3199Reggie WilliamsJaguarsWashington
 411313Lee EvansBillsWisconsin
 511515Michael ClaytonBuccaneersLouisiana State
 612929Michael JenkinsFalconsOhio State
 713131Rashaun Woods49ersOklahoma State

This year the draft is packed with top talent wide receivers. According to CBS Sports rankings, they have 8 players in the top 40 draft picks who are wide receivers and I have seen all of them in Mock Drafts so far.

6Jerry JeudyAlabamaJrWR16-1192
7CeeDee LambOklahomaJrWR26-2189
11Henry Ruggs IIIAlabamaJrWR36-0190
18Tee HigginsClemsonJrWR46-4215
25Jalen ReagorTCUJrWR55-11195
27Laviska Shenault Jr.ColoradoJrWR66-2220
38Justin JeffersonLSUJrWR76-3192
40Devonta SmithAlabamaJrWR86-1175

So here is my question, could 8 teams draft a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft? What do you think? Is it possible?

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