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Odds are, Robert Woods caught this ball. He certainly caught everything else last season
TE: Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
WR: Robert Woods, USC
WR: Tavon Austin, West Virginia
Eifert and Woods are easy choices.
Eifter, the Notre Dame tight end, pulled in 63 catches for 803 yards last season and should only improve, especially if Everett Golson turns out to be as good as everyone says he is.
Woods, meanwhile, had a video-game season last year. The true sophomore reeled in 111 balls—yes, 111 catches—for 1,292 yards and seven touchdowns. No brainer.
Austin was almost just as productive, as he hauled in 101 catches for 1,186 yards and eight touchdowns, while adding solid production as a kick returner. The senior is downright impossible to cover.
But I see more talented receivers having better years in 2012.
Washington State's Marquess Wilson should have a ridiculous season in new head coach Mike Leach's wide-open passing attack. Cal's Keenan Allen will also benefit from the fast-paced nature of the Pac-12. Sammy Watkins of Clemson—if he stays out of trouble—can rack up yards in a number of different ways.
Again, it's nothing against Austin. He'll be huge once again with Geno Smith throwing him the ball.
I just would have picked one of those other guys ahead of him.