Florida's passing game was one of the worst in college football last season. The Gators only averaged a little over 146 passing yards per game, good enough for 118th in the nation. One of the reasons for this was the development of first-year starting quarterback Jeff Driskel. Another major factor, however, was a lack of superior athletes at the wide receiver position.
It is becoming a familiar story in Gainesville. The team has not had a dependable go-to receiver since Riley Cooper. Tight end Jordan Reed actually led Florida in receiving yards last season with 559. Furthermore, only one other Gator was able to come within half of Reed's total of 45 receptions.
Now that Frankie Hammond and Omarius Hines are also out of the picture, the race to earn a starting nod at wide receiver for 2013 is wide open. Returning players will be looking to stand out during the spring and summer months. At the same time, a talented crop of freshman talent is arriving to put even more pressure on them.
Here is a breakdown of Florida's wide receivers and where they will fall on the depth chart once August arrives.