Bengals: How Ja’Marr Chase’s rookie season could go based off history

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a touchdown during the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the LSU Tigers reacts to a touchdown during the first half against the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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Ja’Marr Chase could mimic draft comparison for Cincinnati Bengals

Ja’Marr Chase is a special talent, but for those who don’t follow the draft closely, that can be difficult to discern just how good he is. That’s one reason that draft analysis will make comparisons to current or former NFL players, so fans can get a sense of what to expect.

Chase got high praise in this department, being compared to an all-time great wide receiver, Anquan Boldin.

Boldin entered the NFL in 2003 and won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. He put up some huge numbers that year with 101 catches for 1,377 yards and eight touchdowns. These stats earned him Pro Bowl honors and immediately put him on the scene as one of the elite wide receivers in the game.

If Chase lives up to this comparison he could see similar numbers at around 100 catches for 1,200+ yards and seven or more touchdowns. It’s hard to see a scenario where this production does not earn a Pro Bowl selection and finishing at the top of the Offensive Rookie of the Year race.

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