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Anthony McClung (No 6) and Kenbrell Thompkins (No.1)
In the spread offense for Butch Jones wide receivers are big, fast and explosive. They have to be able to catch just as well as run block.
Unfortunately, Jones will be without the services of D.J. Woods gone to graduation, but will have two solid returning starters in Anthony McClung and Kenbrell Thompkins.
McClung led the team in receptions (49), yards (683) and touchdowns (six) in 2011, and Thompkins was second on the team in receptions and yards.
McClung has been limited in the spring because of an injury, and Alex Chisum is the team's third wide receiver and had 19 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns in 2011.
However, outside of Thompkins, McClung and Chisum, no other wide receiver on the depth chart had more than three receptions in 2011.
Per Andrea Adelson:
Dyjuan Lewis got hurt early in the spring and will not be back in time for fall practice. Lewis suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot while going up for a ball and landing awkwardly. Jordan Luallen, making the transition from quarterback to receiver, also was limited during the spring with an injury, though he returned for the final two practices. Jones expects to rely on him in the passing game, and needs Max Morrison, Chris Moore and Shaq Washington to have very productive summers.
Depth is the major concern here for Jones, and he needs to figure it out sooner rather than later who will be ready to step up at the wide receiver position.