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The wide receivers do not lack talent, though they do not have a true No.1 go-to target.
The spring practices revealed that many of the receivers will garner a lot of playing time and that there are a few candidates who are trying to set themselves apart as prime targets.
Bruce Ellington is the most experienced of the receiving corps and has supreme confidence and the mental game to be the top target. He is dedicated to the offense and is a good slot receiver who also possesses outside speed, which makes him a viable option.
Youngster Shaq Roland is probably the most physically gifted receiver, but he has very little in-game experience. The team will try to make Roland a major target, yet the late-game pressure could get to a young player like Roland.
Damiere Byrd has lightning speed to take the top off of defenses. While I do not see him as the No. 1 receiver, he does have a lot qualities that coordinators like to see in a wide receiver.
Finding a top target does depend on the quarterback-to-wide-receiver connections, though some of the responsibility rests with the offensive coordinators. Drawing up the right plays to hit that No. 1 target is very important as well as knowing that the team has a bailout option on plays.
While an offense's success is not slated on having a No.1 receiving target, it does take some added pressure off the rest of the receiving corps and the quarterback.
Elliott and Spurrier Jr. know that there is a prime target in this bunch, now they just need to find him and turn him into the No.1 receiver.