20 College Football QBs Who Have a New No. 1 WR Target in 2014

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20 College Football QBs Who Have a New No. 1 WR Target in 2014
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Of the 12 players who had more than 1,340 receiving yards last season, only one, Duke wide receiver Jamison Crowder (1,360), is returning to college football in 2014.

Which is crazy because only three of those players—Jordan Matthews, Jeremy Gallon and Chandler Jones—were seniors in 2013. Seven of them were juniors, and two of them, Mike Evans and Davante Adams, were only redshirt sophomores.

But you can't really blame them for leaving, can you?

Other than Willie Snead of Ball State (who went undrafted), every underclassman from that group who declared early was taken in the first or second round of the 2014 NFL draft. This is just the world that we live in, a climate where players have every reason to leave after posting a 1,340-yard season, to strike while the iron is hot.

College football will go on without them, just as it will without the players who departed via graduation. And for 20 FBS quarterbacks who are returning to starting jobs this season—here defining that as "players who threw at least 200 passes in 2013"—it means they will have to break in a new No. 1 target in the passing game.

Chime in below and let me know which QB you think will fare the best.

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