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Brandon Green has disappeared over the past year due to injuries
A.J. Barker, a homegrown receiver from St. Paul, Minn., has been receiving rave reviews out of the Gophers camp.
This worries knowledgable Gophers fans.
Barker was expected to be no more than a rotational slot receiver, yet he is looking like a front-runner to get major playing time alongside starter Da'Jon McKnight.
Brandon Green and Xzavian Brandon, two receivers from the 2008 recruiting class, are other options. The problem is that both are lacking experience.
Green has not handled the role of playing significant time very well, and is coming off a major knee injury from last season.
Brandon has not played in two seasons, sitting out due to knee injuries as well.
The lack of proven options at wide receiver is a little bit scary. Still, they are not lacking depth.
All they need is a couple of these unproven players to show that they can handle considerable playing time.
This is a big issue that has continued to develop throughout the offseason.