It’s fitting that Mike Williams wears the number one on his uniform, because he’s clearly Syracuse’s top offensive threat and also one of the best receivers in the entire country.
Aside from a few dropped passes, Williams has been nothing short of brilliant in the first five games of the season, compiling the nation’s third best total with 623 receiving yards and five touchdowns already.
However, the performances of the rest of the receivers have been mostly underwhelming.
The second leading pass catcher on the team, Donte Davis, has made only 12 receptions this year for a total of 135 yards. Davis is currently the only player not named Mike Williams who has over 100 receiving yards this season.
There are other talented receivers but so far like most young players, they’ve lacked consistency.
Sophomore Marcus Sales looked primed for a breakout season in the spring but has been almost a total non-factor with four catches for 51 yards on the year, with his lone touchdown coming against Maine. True freshman Alec Lemon also appears to have all the tools to succeed, but so far he has yet to make a major impact.