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Laviska Shenault is the phenom you’ve never heard of…

When you’re six feet three inches tall and the offense of a top college program runs through your playmaking ability, you can bet that NFL GM’s will have their heads turned. After a 1,000+ yard Sophomore season that would have been even more special had Shenault not picked up a few nagging injuries towards the tail end of the campaign.

The explosive playmaker is landing almost exclusively in the top 15 of way to early 2020 mock drafts. Whilst he may not have the complete all round game to challenge Alabama wideout Jerry Jeudy for the number one receiver spot. Shenault is a name that every receiver needy team should be watching this fall.

Health Concerns

If there is one question mark that Shenault needs to address it is his health. He battled numerous injuries a season ago and should 2019 yield another injury hit campaign, then he would be best to go back for his senior season. Nothing scares NFL teams off like injuries, even for a potential star like Shenault. A healthy season for the Buffs receiver should translate into a very successful one on the stat sheet.

New York Calling?

It’s tough to see a Heisman race without one of the stellar wide receivers in this years group being involved. Jeudy will put up big numbers at Alabama but may be overshadowed by his quarterback. The same can be said for Clemson’s dynamic pair. Rondale Moore is probably the biggest threat to Shenault’s place in the Heisman race should Shenault have a healthy season.

Shenault ceiling is probably challenging for and winning the Biletnikoff award, if he can stay healthy and teams are convinced of his route running prowess. He could join Jeudy in being a top ten pick come April 2020.

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