Yahoo Sports: When the news broke that LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase was opting out of the 2020 college football season and preparing for thee 2021 NFL draft, it made perfect sense on the surface.
After all, we are talking about the 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner, given annually to the nation’s best receiver, and a unanimous first-team All-America pick. Chase set SEC records for touchdown catches (20) and receiving yards (1,780) in a season in 2019. The Tigers won a national championship. Chase’s Heisman Trophy-winning QB, Joe Burrow, is in the NFL.
Chase is almost certainly going to be a top-10 draft pick next year. But there will be future opt-outs after this whose draft stocks will be far more shaky.
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