On the back of a season in which he caught 111 balls for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. At this moment in time, Jefferson is considered anywhere from a late first-round pick thanks to his sure hands to a third-round pick due to his lack of tremendous speed. No matter where he gets picked, these three teams could serve as the perfect place for him to start his career.
3. Buffalo Bills
The Bills would be foolish to stop giving Josh Allen new tools to work with at this stage in his career, and Jefferson would be a reliable target underneath that could boost Allen's completion percentage by a good chunk. Unlike Cole Beasley and Duke Williams, however, Jefferson offers a higher-degree of big-play potential, as he can line up in the slot or outside and run every route imaginable. Pick No. 22 could be an ideal landing spot for Jefferson.
2. Indianapolis Colts
The impending losses of Devin Funchess and Eric Ebron means that Frank Reich needs to add pieces no matter who is under center next year, and Jefferson would be another sure-handed weapon with a nose for the end zone. Imagine going 3 wide with TY Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Jefferson with a strong-armed signal caller like Jacoby Brissett under center. That could be an explosive combination.
1. Baltimore Ravens
As potent as the Ravens offense was this year, you have to wonder how far they can go in the playoffs with a 5-9, 160 pound second-year player in Marquise Brown as a No. 1 receiver and the likes of Willie Snead as the No. 2 option. Jefferson's size at 6-3 and 200 pounds would give Lamar Jackson a physical wideout on the outside more polished than the still solid Miles Boykin who can win 50-50 balls and go down the field with equal amounts of ease. Jefferson could be in line for near 100 catches if the Ravens use pick No. 28 on him.