Football teams rely on deep threats to get huge chunks of yardage on passing plays. Whether it’s third-and-long or teams want to put extra pressure on opposing defenses, these guys will oftentimes get the ball.
I have ranked what I believe will be the 12 biggest deep threats in FBS in 2013. I considered yards per reception more important than any other statistic, but only “qualified” players made the list. What does “qualified” mean here? According to sports-reference.com/cfb, “qualified” players averaged at least 1.875 receptions per game. The receptions minimum allows for some kind of consistency, and it negates players, for example, that had five receptions for 100 yards (20.0 averages) but got 80 of them on a single touchdown.
Feel free to debate or to add your deep threats in the comments below.