While there is some uncertainty at quarterback at several SEC schools, you can’t deny the conference is lacking talented receivers.
Three of the four receivers who amassed at least 1,000 yards last year are back this year along with plenty of other talented targets. The SEC Network took the time to rank the best group of wide receivers across the SEC.
Wide Receivers = Game Changers.
Who has the best receiving corps this year?
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 3, 2016
LSU came in at No. 5. The Tigers are led by Malachi Dupre and Trevon Dural. The Tigers also have Brandon Harris returning for another season. Up next was Arkansas at No. 4. Despite losing tight Hunter Henry to the NFL, Arkansas brings back wide receiver Drew Morgan. Morgan hauled in 10 touchdown passes last year, which left him tied for second in the conference.
Ole Miss came in at No. 3. Laquon Treadwell, who led the conference in receiving yards and touchdowns last season, was drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. But the Rebels bring back senior wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo and tight end Evan Engram. The Rebels also have the top quarterback in the conference in Chad Kelly.
Texas A&M came in at No. 2, as they bring back a glut of talent. Christian Kirk and Josh Reynolds are both back after the combined for almost 2,000 yards last year. The Aggies will have a new quarterback in Trevor Knight, who transferred from Oklahoma.
Alabama came in at No. 1. Calvin Ridley had over 1,000 yards last year as a freshman. O.J. Howard had 208 receiving yards in the national championship game last year. The Crimson Tide won the national championship last year, but must find a new starting quarterback.