Do the NC State Wolfpack Have the ACC's Best Receiving Corps?

Allen LoppCorrespondent IApril 3, 2010

RALEIGH, NC - OCTOBER 27:  Teammates Jarvis Williams #5 and Donald Bowens #80 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrate after Bowens' touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers during their game at Carter-Finley Stadium October 27, 2007 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The NC State Wolfpack are coming into a crucial season for Tom O'Brein and his squad, after the failure of last season.

NC State has one of the ACC's best quarterbacks in Russell Wilson, along with maybe the best quarterback-in-waiting in the ACC in Mike Glennon.

The Wolfpack are expected to have one of the ACC's best passing attacks, and the passing game is going to be huge for the pack because of the lack of experience at the running back position.

The Pack's receivers are some of the best in the country, and they include Jarvis Williams, Owen Spencer, Darrell Davis, T.J. Graham, George Bryan, and Asa Watson.

Jarvis Williams had one of the best seasons of any receiver in the country, leading the Wolfpack in catches (45) and receiving touchdowns.

He had 11 receiving touchdowns that was tied for ninth in the FBS (formally known as Division I-A). He is considered the possession receiver for Russell Wilson.

Owen Spencer was another threat for Wilson, and he is considered the team's second fastest receiver.

Spencer is the team's deep threat. He averaged 25.5 yards per catch, and he also was the leading receiver in terms of yards with 765.

George Bryan is ACC's best passing catching tight end, and he had 40 catches, 422 yard, and six touchdowns.

You can also look for highly-touted tight end Asa Watson to line up on the other side of Bryan at some point in this upcoming season.

Watson is the brother of Ben Watson, another good passing catching tight end, who plays for the New England Patriots.

T.J. Graham is possibly the best receiver in space for the Wolfpack, and he is considered to be in the top five of fastest receivers in the nation.

His primary job is to return kicks and punts, but he can also be used a wide out. He is so explosive when put into space, if he can stay healthy this season the Wolfpack's opponents would be wise to make sure they know where he is on the field.

Darrell Davis is another receiver who is considered to be a possession receiver. Davis was once on the basketball team for the Wolfpack, and he has some major hops so he can go up there and pull a pass down.

With all of these talented and experienced receivers, the Wolfpack's passing game has really thrived these past couple of years where it had previously failed since Philip Rivers was the big man on campus.

The Wolfpack offense is going to lean heavily on the passing game to open up lanes for the rushing attack. 

This receiving group in my opinion is the best in the ACC, because of the talent and depth it contains.