LSU Football: 3 early predictions for Ja’Marr Chase in 2020

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Ja’Marr Chase didn’t jump onto the national scene all at once in his time with the LSU Tigers. However, it only took two years for him to be a household name in college football.

Chase was an electric receiver and a top 100 recruit with a highlight reel that featured showings of his speed, route running and hands. Pair that with his ability to run from behind the line of scrimmage. Chase has taken advantage of all of his skills during his time at LSU, especially in the 2019 season.

The 2018 season saw him catch just 23 receptions over 10 games from then-newly instated quarterback Joe Burrow. He turned that 23 catches for 313 yards into 84 catches for 1780 yards– a bit better, I’d say. Behind him, he left a trail, burning his name across the national scene.

Last year Chase increased his average yards per reception from a (still decent) 13.6, to a massive 21.2. He did this all the while going from just three touchdowns in 2018, to 20 touchdowns last season.

If the transition from 2018 to 2019 is any indication, 2020 could be a huge year for the junior from Metairie, Louisiana. He’s already being praised as one of the most talented players in the college game.

Let’s make some bold predictions, shall we?