One of the things that makes a quarterback successful is to have a receiver on the team that catches almost anything. Let’s take a subjective look at some of the top receivers in college football for 2018.
- Marquise Brown (Oklahoma) He is a speedster that improved game-by-game last season. He can out-maneuver almost any defender.
- David Sills V (West Virginia) He got beat out as a quarterback so he turned himself into a top-notch receiver that can score inside the 20-yard line.
- A.J. Brown (Ole Miss) He could be moved up a notch or two as he is really hard to tackle in the open field and needs to get together with new quarterback now that Patterson left for Michigan.
- Collin Johnson (Texas) He needs a quarterback that can stay on task to help him use the tools of his trade. He is quick as a cat.
- Emanuel Hall (Missouri) He has the luxury of Drew Lock at quarterback and finding him downfield. The Tigers love to throw the ball and he should do better than the 33 catches from last season.
- Anthony Johnson (Buffalo) He caught passes that totaled 1,356 yards last year and led the country in yardage. He will get more looks since Tyree Jackson, his quarterback, loves to find him down the field.
- Gary Jennings (West Virginia) He is a deep threat with his speed, ability to get open, and having Will Grier passing the football to him. He should exceed the 1,096 yards receiving he had last season.
- Kelvin Harmon (North Carolina) The top receivers from last year, Jaylen Samuels, and Nyheim Hines are gone and strong arm quarterback Ryan Finley will love tossing to Haron in 2018.
- Stanley Morgan Jr. (Nebraska) Coach Scott Frost loves the passing game and he will send Morgan to the end zone many times this season.
- Jonathan Giles (LSU) He transferred from Texas Tech where he has 13 touchdowns two seasons ago. Look for the new quarterback to spot him for many completions this year.
- N’Keal Harry (Arizona State) He is a catcher. The ball goes up and he finds a way to grab it and turn the play into a gain in yardage.
- Deebo Samuel (South Carolina) He is super fast and if he stays healthy (hurt some in 2017) he will break out into a star.
- Nyqwan Murray (Florida State) Coach Willie Taggart has his dream job and he knows when the ball goes into the air, it should land in the hands of Murray. Whether is is Francois or Blackman at quarterback won’t matter to his success.
- Cody Thompson (Toledo) Even though he got hurt near the end of the season, he amassed 1,269 yards receiving and had over 100 yards in every game except one.
- Denzel Mims (Baylor) His team didn’t win many games but Mims did his job really well as he scored eight touchdowns and accumulated 1,087 yards in the air.
Also in the mix: Jaylen Smith, Louisville: