With the College Football Season about to start in a few days let’s take a look at some Wide Receiver’s who are on par to have big Seasons in 2014.
1) Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss: Coming in 1st on the list is Sophomore Laquon Treadwell. Last season as a 1st year starter for Ole Miss he collected the SEC Freshman of the Year Award. He established Ole Miss Freshman records for catches (72), receiving yards (608) and touchdowns (5). Treadwell is one of the most dangerous receiving threats in the SEC and he’s the Rebel’s best offensive player. Look for 2014 to be Treadwell’s coming out party.
2) Stacy Coley, Miami: The University of Miami or the “U” as they are affectionately known by fans are used to having great pass catchers. From Michael Irvin to Lamar Thomas to Reggie Wanye and Andre Johnson the list goes on and on. Stacy Coley just might be the next great Miami receiver to come out of Coral Gables. In 2013, Coley led the ‘Canes with 1,461 All-Purpose Yards and lead them with seven touchdown catches. Coley caught 33 balls for 591 and he’s likely to be the # 1 option for the Hurricanes this season. Look for his catches and yardage totals to see a big bump in production this year.
3) Nelson Agholor, USC: 2013 was a breakout season for Agholor but I think 2014 is the year where he can really do some damage for the Trojan offense. Agholor started all 14 games and reeled in 56 catches for 918 yards and six touchdowns. Marquise Lee has left for the NFL and now Agholor will slide into the # 1 role as USC’s lead receiver. Agholor runs very polished routes, has soft hands and has a knack for turning a short pass into a big gain. He’s a threat on special teams as well returning two punts for touchdowns last season.
4) Jhajuan Seales, Oklahoma State: The Wide Receiver Position has been a premier position in Stillwater for the last few years. It started with Dez Bryant then carried over to Justin Blackmon and now Jhajuan Seales seems ready to take the torch and be Oklahoma State’s go to guy. As a redshirt freshman last season, Seales caught 39 passes for 571 yards and 3 touchdowns. Look for Seales to have a breakout campaign this year for a Oklahoma State team that loves to pile up the points.
5) Geno Lewis, Penn State: Geno Lewis seems primed and ready to take the # 1 receiver role for blossoming star QB Christian Hackenburg. Lewis is the only returning receiver that has any experience on the Penn State roster. Replacing for Penn State All-American Allen Robinson will be difficult but Lewis seems up to task. Lewis only finished with 18 catches for 234 and 3 touchdowns but he finished strong down the stretch. Look for Geno Lewis to be the go to man for the Penn State passing game this season.