No. 4 Ja’Marr Chase
It’s still a mystery if Miami is in love with Tua Tagovailoa or not, which I think is insane, and must be more to the story, if not. However, if they decide to stick with the young qb out of Alabama, the Dolphins should look no further than Ja’Marr Chase at 3. We have him ranked at number 4 overall, but like we said in our No. 1 Overall post (hit the link to see who we have at 1) the draft is based on need, and even though we think Kyle Pitts is better overall, Ja’Marr Chase is the first pass catcher we have off the board in our mock. We think as far as position, the true Wide Receiver is more valuable in this current league than the Tight End, however, Pitts could be the only person that is an exception to that rule. For the sake of our sanity, let’s assume Tua is the guy, then what’s better than giving last years investment a big time target like Ja’Marr Chase, who was exceptional in 2019.
The 6 foot 1, 200 pound wide receiver decided to sit out of the 2020 season due to the COVID19 pandemic and this decision looks to have had no impact on the 2019 Biletnikoff Award Winner, who finished the campaign an All American, National Champion, and First-team All-SEC.
In 2019 Chase played 14 games, and caught 84 balls for 1,780 yards, and 20 touchdowns. These stats came while sharing the load with Justin Jefferson, who had a monster rookie campaign this year in the NFL. Chase was also catching passing from Joe Burrow, and played on a stacked LSU team that almost guarantees you will never see double coverage. Going top 5 in the draft will not come without scrutiny if Ja’Marr doesn’t live up to the hype, but with a frame, the speed, size and catching ability that Ja’Marr Chase possess, he should have no problems getting up to speed in the league.