The LSU product could bolster a wide receiver core lacking a second star.
LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase
Before we deep dive into why this pick makes sense on so many levels, let’s talk about why this pick is unlikely.
Chase is a top-5 overall player in this draft class and could quite possibly be the best wide receiver to come out when comparing this class and the 2020 class. Chase can line up at every wideout spot on the offense and has the ability to win vertically and horizontally.
Chase shouldn’t be available this late, but then again you never know what can happen in a draft, especially when you think about a guy like Laremy Tunsil who should have also been a top-5 selection in the 2016 draft.
For the Dolphins, a trio of Preston Williams, Devante Parker, and Chase would allow whoever is the offensive coordinator to move the players interchangeably along the offense. This also would give the team viable options in the event that one of the players gets injured.
While Chase hasn’t actually played this season due to COVID-19, he should still be treated as the top wideout in this class and as the one with the highest floor.
If Chase is on the board wherever the Phins pick, he has to be the name called and could give the wideout core the depth and production it is currently lacking.