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Sep 26, 2018

JuJu Smith-Schuster : The numbers don’t lie. No WR in NFL history has been this good, this young.

Good Great JuJu

No WR in NFL history has been this good, this young.

Editor's note: The writer owns JuJu in the Draftboard office pool and has emailed all other owners this article.

You know JuJu is good.  917 receiving yards in just 14 games as a rookie had him going off the board WR16 with an average draft position in the low 40s.  Fast forward to week four and he's third in the league in receiving with 356 yards and three straight 100 yard games. That's 1,273 receiving yards over his first 17 games, sixth most among all WRs over their first 17 games since the merger. Nod your head... he's good.  

You have no idea.

JuJu stepped on the field week one of last season as the second youngest WR to ever lace them up.  He played just 65% of snaps and averaged 2.4 targets for the first seven games until incumbent WR2 Martavis Bryant signed his own death warrant, getting himself suspended in the process.  Since that point JuJu is on an absolute tear, averaging 6.8 catches and 104 yards over his past ten regular season games.  Just four players under the age of 23 have put together a ten game run with over 1,000 receiving yards in post merger history.  Only one is under the age of 22.

JuJu Smith-Schuster: 68/1,042 over games 8-17 (21 years, 306 days)

Odell Beckham Jr*: 75/1,076 over games 2-11 (22 years, 46 days)

Josh Gordon*: 58/1,027 over games 16-25 (22 years, 225 days)

Isaac Bruce: 63/1,086 over games 12-21 (22 years, 360 days)

* Multiple game spans, earliest shown

JuJu accomplished this despite seeing the least amount of targets over his ten game sample at just 9.3. An exclamation point on a top to bottom stellar performance so far.

Cliffs:

JuJu is a beast and he's just $6,800 on Draftboard this week.

Let's get that Fournette for JuJu trade done.

Dan Quinn
CEO, Draftboard.com