The receiver position is seemingly wide open, with none of the top three targets from 2013 currently with the team—T.J. Jones graduated, Troy Niklas entered the NFL Draft and DaVaris Daniels is suspended for the spring semester.
The leading returning receiver is junior Chris Brown, who tallied 15 receptions for 209 yards and a touchdown last season. After him, no other receiver recorded double-digit catches.
Brown has drawn praise from offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock for being the “steadiest force” on a day-to-day basis when it comes to understanding his role, and Kelly raved about sophomore Corey Robinson for always doing what’s asked of him.
In addition to those two and Daniels, who is expected to return, there’s a still a large group of potential contributors, from freshman Justin Brent to sophomores Will Fuller and Torii Hunter Jr. to junior C.J. Prosise to senior Amir Carlisle.
As we’ve discussed before, the distinction of starter might not matter as this position, as it’s reasonable to expect many, if not all, of the above receivers to contribute.
As of now, though, Brown and Robinson have certainly impressed the coaches on the outside, as has Fuller, while Prosise and Carlisle have looked solid in the slot.