2022 Wide Recievers

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  1. TwentyTwo

    TwentyTwo Master

    Oct 31, 2009
    When making the 2021 WR's Preview Cincinnati's Alec Pierce really stood out. Ended up landing with the Colts in the 2nd Round/53rd pick. The highest pick for a white WR since Jordy Nelson Unfortunately Kyle Phillips was the only other WR selected in the NFL Draft. Not sure 2022 has a WR (yet) that would project as high in the NFL Draft. But there should be several break out candidates.

    Cooper Kupp was last year's NFL Triple Crown Winner in Receptions ; Yards Receiving & TD's + Super Bowl MVP out of Eastern Washington ...the ONLY school to offer out of HS!

    Gunner Romney
    (Sr.) 6'-2" 195 BYU
    ...stayed for Senior season for "unfinished business" ...So far in his career has 117 receptions ; 1,900 yards ; 9 TD's
    fought thru some injuries last season.

    Ladd McConkey (RS Soph.) 6'-0 185 Georgia
    3 star prospect out of HS emerged on the scene last season as a redshirt Freshman! Played all 15 games ; Started 7....finished 2nd on team w 31 receptions for 447 yards & 5 TD's
    including 5 -135 vs Auburn including a 60 yard bomb over the middle for TD.

    Jake Bobo (Sr.) 6'-5" 215 UCLA (Duke Grad Transfer)
    Made an immediate impact this past Spring with his new team
    Last season at Duke had 74 catches for 794 yards & TD
    *Also Penn transfer Ryan Cragun is a late addition; Two time All Ivy League ; 93 rec for 1,385 yards & 5 TD's

    Thayer Thomas (RS Jr.) 6'-0 195 N.C. State
    Former WALK -ON....Career tied for 3rd is school history w 20 TD catches! 158 career receptions ranks 7th in school history, his 1,842 yards ranks 15th ; Pre season 1st Team All ACC Punt Returner (Athlon's)
    Brother Drake is a 1st team All ACC LBer at N.C. State

    Jack Bech (Soph.) 6'-2" 215 LSU
    Has the "It" factor! Made an immediate impact as a true freshman in 2021, catching a team-best 43 passes for 489 yards and 3 TDs; used as hybrid last season out of necessity ...playing WR only under new Coach this season.
    Check out one handed TD catch!

    Ricky Pearsall (Jr.) 6'-1" 200 Florida (Arizona State transfer)
    Last season 48 catches for 580 yards & 4 TD's
    Can do it all! +10 carries for 78 yards Rushing and 2 TD's + 3 for 3 Passing 111 yards & TD in career
    Caught 4 passes for 132 yards at UCLA (Oct. 2) with 54-yard and 65-yard TD's
    FF to 1:25

    Trent Whittemore (RS Soph.) 6'-3" 206 Florida
    Broken Ankle curtailed last season; had 19 receptions 210 yards(long of 45) & TD + completed 3 of 4 passes for 41 yards & 2 TD's!
    As much "upside" as any WR on this list? One NFL Mock Draft had him going Round 4th-6th in 2023
    SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll...recruited as a DB out of HS

    Taylor Morin (RS Soph.) 5'-10" 176 Wake Forest
    Pre Season Athlon Second Team All-ACC; Quality Punt & Kickoff Returner
    Last season 43 receptions for 621 yards & 5 TD's
    Redshirt Freshman had 5 rec for 91 yards & TD ( 46 yards) vs Wisconsin in Bowl game

    Charlie Jones (Sr.) 6'-0 188 * Purdue ( transfer Iowa) WOW! *EDIT* Thanks Leonardfan
    1st Team All-Big Ten return specialist by league coaches and media
    Career 39 receptions for 718 yards yards & 6 TD's.
    Has the look of an NFL Return Specialist!

    Chase Cota (Sr.) 6'-3" 209 Oregon (UCLA transfer)
    Has adjusted to new program quickly! In Spring game was Green team’s leading receiver with 6 rec for 100 yards
    Career at UCLA 67 receptions for 883 yards & 6 TD's ; would be curious to see how he would do playing DB!
    Dad Chad was a starting DB in the NFL

    Cole Tucker (Sr.) 6'-2" 195 Northern Illinois
    110 career receptions ; 1, 398 yards & 6 TD's

    Have a total of 25 WR's on my list ....posting 11 WR's here tonight for now. 14 more to go....i'm sure Red Raider and others have them and more!
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2022
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  3. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    Great write up. Just love all the pictures. So many of our guys we root for are on new teams. Let's hope the change of scenery helps to boost some of these guys NFL Draft Status. We need more of our guys to get NFL Combine Invites!
  4. Leonardfan

    Leonardfan Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2006
    Good stuff as always @TwentyTwo !

    My only correction is that Charlie Jones transferred to Purdue.

    Hopefully the hyped up quotaback for Florida shows his ineptness as a passer allowing for the OSU transfer Jack Miller to take over. Pearsall and Whittemore's stats won't be helped with a run first quota under center.
  5. TwentyTwo

    TwentyTwo Master

    Oct 31, 2009
    Thanks for the head's up Leonardfan! Went to check it happened to be June 3rd...wife's B-Day lol + College Baseball Super Regional. So Charlie Jones slipped on me....
    it's making more since now. Guess the lack of a quality QB at Iowa? QB Aiden McConnell put up some big time stats at Purdue! Possibly a better chance at getting Drafted?

    No doubt Anthony Richardson must become a more consistent passer or Jack Miller could replace him for the Gators!

    Thanks White Lighting! Always curious to see the talent during the Summer pre season! Like to include pics. Not sure how we will do the 2022 RB thread that already started

    Austin Williams (Sr.) 6'-3" 200 Mississippi State
    116 Career Receptions 1,245 yards Receiving 12 TD's

    Austin Osborne (Sr.) 6'-2" 205 Bowling Green
    Led team w 64 receptions; 546 receiving yards & 2 TD's last season. California native Began career at Washington U.

    Justin Olson (Jr.) 6'-2" 189 North Carolina
    Break out candidate been waiting his turn ; Projected Starter ; last season 9 receptions for 143 yards & TD in reserve role
    Check out this 45 yards catch last season!

    And the TD Catch

    Tanner Knue (Jr.) 5'-11" 174 Eastern Michigan
    Former Walk-on Career 59 receptions 755 yards & 5 TD's

    Luke Grimm (Jr.) 6'-0 195 Kansas
    Started 6 games last season 22 receptions 349 yards & 3 TD's; Projected Starter ready to take the next step
    Academic All Big 12

    Peter LeBlanc (Jr.) 6'-2" 188 UL-Lafayette
    Career 88 receptions ; 1,095 yards ; 6 TD's
    ( 9-110 vs Georgia St in '21 ); 78 yard TD vs Iowa State in 2020; 3 -118-2 Sun Belt Championship as Freshman

    Taylor Grimes (Sr.) 5'-11" 190 Incarnate Word
    Last season an eye popping 87 catches ; 1.145 receiving yards & 16 TD's! 6 games totaling over 100 yards
    Pre-Season FCS 1st Team All American

    Luke Wysong (Soph.) 5'-10" 170 New Mexico
    5 starts as a True Freshman last season; led the Lobos with 24 receptions and 224 yards … also had 63 yard TD punt return
    +25 carries for 112 yards rushing. (8-46 vs Wyoming) HS state champion in the 100 and 200-meters in 2021

    Jakob Herres
    (Sr.) 6'-4" 225 Richmond (VMI transfer)
    Career has caught 226 passes for 3,006 yards and 26 TD's!
    One of the top WR threats in all of FCS

    Chase Penry
    (Soph.) 6'-1" 190 Colorado
    Projected Starter potential Break-out player; 8 receptions 86 yards & TD(vs. USC) as a Freshman back-up

    Davis Koetter
    (Sr.) 6'-2" 200 Boise State (Portland State Transfer)
    Projected Starter expecting him to make an impact; former QB
    Last year made 4 starts ; had 14 receptions 160 yards & TD
    Had 10 TD catches in two seasons at FCS Portland St

    Still have a few more to post and still waiting to see WR's Caleb Chapman Oregon / TexasA&M transfer injury status

    Ask some of the CF members if Hassan Beydoun (Eastern Michigan) can be included or not from a Caste perspective?

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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2022
  6. Red Raider

    Red Raider Mentor

    Jul 23, 2017
    Great posts! We lost a ton of WR talent after 2021 but we have quite a few young WR’s poised to make some noise this season.

    Regarding Hassan Beydoun, here is an Instagram post of him with his parents. He is obviously of Arabic descent but both parents and himself look much more on the white side than most Arabic people do. I’d leave it up to each individual if they want to root for him or not. Personally I do root for him, he seems like a good kid from a good family who had to overcome a lot to reach his current success, so I have no reason to dislike him. As far as football goes, he is basically a clone of Cole Beasley with nearly identical size and play style, and makes a good tandem with Tanner Knue.

    Beau Corrales (SR) 6’3” 210lbs SMU
    It seems like we have been talking about Corrales forever. He has a ton of potential and played well at UNC when healthy, he didn’t get a ton of opportunities because UNC had 3+ NFL WR’s there throughout the last 5 years or so. 80-1176-12 in 4 seasons at UNC. He missed 2021 with injury and is looking to have a big year as a 6th year senior at SMU.

    Griffin Hebert (SR) 6’3” 223lbs Louisiana Tech
    Hebert is a big WR with some fantastic athleticism. He made it on the annual “Feldmans’s Freaks” list last year due to his 40” vertical and strength in the weight room. As far as height/weight/speed go, he is comparable to former Texas Tech WR Dylan Cantrell who blew up the combine. 76-1101-11 receiving in his first 3 seasons. His stats are almost the same as fellow senior Corrales, I hope both of their 2022 numbers exceed their career stats!

    Caleb Chapman (JR) 6’5” 200lbs Oregon
    As mentioned above, injuries have been the story of Chapman’s career. He is looking for a fresh start with 2 years left of eligibility at Oregon. Big play receiver has recorded 28-413-3 receiving in his career.

    Barrett Banister (SR) 6’0” 196lbs Mizzou
    Banister is a slot guy who has seen playing time for the past 3 seasons, recording a 93-812-2 stat line. Is 2022 the year he puts up his biggest season?

    Tyler Page (SR) 5’11” 195lbs Appalachian State
    Page did not play football in 2021 after graduating from SMU with 1 year of eligibility left due to covid. I’m very glad that he decided to come back, and even more happy that he chose App State which I think is a great spot for him. Career stats at SMU include 65-862-4 receiving, 4/8 102yds 1 TD passing, 14-193 on punt returns, 7-160 on kick returns.

    Drake Stoops (SR) 5’10” 192lbs Oklahoma
    Stoops has been a reliable slot receiver for Oklahoma for a couple years. Hopefully the new coaching staff can get him more involved. 41-521-4 receiving in his career.

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