Remember when I said, the ACC was a little thin at Quarterback this year? Well one position the ACC has a ton of depth at is Wide Receiver. What a talented group here, and I’ve left off some really ones. Now they just need someone to throw it to them.
Previous and Upcoming Rankings
1) Rashad Greene, Florida State
Who was Florida State’s leading receiver last year? It was first round pick Kelvin Benjamin. It was Rashad Greene who had 76 receptions for 1,128 yards. Greene also led the Noles in reciebving his freshman and sophomore season’s too. He could leave Florida State at or near the top of several of the school’s receiving categories and is projected as a late 1st round or 2nd round NFL pick.
2) Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
Tyler Boyd is such a gifted Wide Receiver, I’ve got him ahead of Devante Parker of Louisville, who could be an 1st round NFL pick. Boyd as a freshman had an outstanding season with 85 catches and 1,174 yards. He had a better year than returning Pitt star receiver Devin Street who was drafted in the 5th round by the Dallas Cowboys. If Boyd can be this productive as a freshman, what will do as a sophomore? At 6-2, you have to like his size too.
3) DeVante Parker, Louisville
DeVante Parker has the build NFL scouts covet. He’s 6-3 208 lbs, and uses his height well in traffic. Anyone else notice, other than Florida State, Louisville is the only other ACC team with a top 5 player at QB, RB, and WR? Remember that… Back to Parker. He put together a 2013 where he had 885 yards with 12 TDs, and that was with various injuries throughout the season. If he stays healthy, he has first round NFL ability and can have a great season.
4) Jamison Crowder, Duke
This is how good the ACC is at WR. When a player as productive as Jamison Crowder is 4th on this list. Crowder caught a whopping 108 passes last year for 1,360 yards. Crowder is only 5-9 175 lbs, but finds ways to get open and make plays. He’s the Duke Blue Devils top play maker.
5) Quinshad Davis, North Carolina
I’m expecting big things from North Carolina’s Quinshad Davis this year. He is blessed with great size at 6-4 and 215 lbs. Last season he had over 700 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns, and that was as the Tar Heel’s 2nd leading receiver behind 1st round NFL pick Eric Ebron. Davis if he plays to his potential will be a mis-match nightmare for ACC defensive backs all season.