2023 Wide Receivers


Oct 31, 2009
Hard to believe the calendar has already flipped to August!

There are some quality WR's to keep an eye on for the 2023 season. Here are just a few!

Ladd McConkey (Jr.) 6'-0 185 Georgia
Past two seasons....89 receptions 1,209 yards & 12 TD's + 11 carries 178 yards & 3 TD's; also Punt Returner sometimes
Incredible underdog story. Rivals 3 star Coming out of HS in 2020; # 1,143 recruit and the 188th-best wide receiver, according to On3 Sports’ consensus ratings.
PFF says....7th valuable receiver in the country, according to PFF’s wins above average metric. His 42 combined receiving 1st Downs & TD's was 2nd best among SEC WR's. 178 rushing yards over the past two seasons, which ranks 4th for Power Five WR's.
currently viewed as a top 3 Round prospect for the NFL 2024 draft.

Luke McCaffrey (Jr.) 6'-2" 198 Rice
1st full season as a WR last year; 58 rec 723 yards & 6 TD's + 12 carries for 148 yards & TD
Began career at Nebraska as a QB/WR; Athletic enough to play RB
A True "Swiss-Army-Knife" ; 4.4-type speed

Rickey Pearsall (Sr) 6 '-1" 192 Florida
Last season speedster caught 33 passes for 661 yards & 5 TD's + 8 carries 113 yards & TD
.....Had 5 receptions for 148 yards and 2 TD's vs. Florida State!
Began career at Arizona State

Taylor Morin (Jr.) 5'-10" 176 Wake Forest
Goes into the 2023 season tied for 8th in program history with 17 career TD receptions… 122 career receptions is tied for 17th in program history and needs 474 yards to crack the top 10 in program history in receiving yards.

Sam Wiglusz (Grad student) 6'-0 183 Ohio U.
1st season w Bobcats lead team with 73 catches; 877 yards & 11 TD's! (long of 75 yards)
Began career as WALK-ON at Ohio State ; just turned 24; favorite WR Cooper Kupp

Chase Roberts (Soph.) 6'-4" 210 BYU
True Freshman started 3 games ; Recorded 22 grabs for 357 yards & 3 TD's
Exploded onto the scene becoming 6th BYU freshman and first since Cody Hoffman (2010) to to record a 100-yard receiving game with 122 yards & TD reception in BYU's 26-20 (2OT) win over No. 9 Baylor on Sept. 10. Roberts added a TD Pass
After HS played in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game; Dad played DB at BYU

John Paul Richardson (Jr.) 6'-0 180 TCU (Oklahoma St. Transfer)
Last season caught 49 passes 503 yards & 4 TD's; Long of 83 yards vs Iowa State!
Dad Bucky played QB at Texas A&M

Jaxon Janke (Sr.) 6'-3" 210 South Dakota State
Enters Sr. season w 193 career receptions ; 24 TD's! and 2,848 receiving yards
On the NFL radar with 4.5 speed
Twin brother Jadon also plays WR for the Jack Rabbits

white lightning

Hall of Famer
Oct 16, 2004
I love to see these last few guys as they are tall and fast. Just don't let the nfl force them to gain weight to be tightends. It happens
way to often to our guys and not the other guys. Like white rb's bulking up to play fullback. So dumb and only because they are white.

Love the writeups and the pictures. It's getting closer. You can just feel football is right around the corner!


Oct 31, 2009
Yes indeed WL! Thanks!

Here's some more quality college WR's

Luke Grimm (Jr.) 6'-0 190 Kansas
Last season 52 receptions 623 yards & 6 TD's
Career 93 rec 1,227 yards & 11 TD's

Trent Whittemore (Jr.) 6'-4" 211 UCF (Florida transfer)
Plenty Upside...Career at Florida 33 catches 425 yards & 2 TD's; came to Gators as a DB
Looking for a Break out season if he can stay healthy with QB John Rhys Plumlee

Drake Stoops (Sr.) 5'-10" 190 Oklahoma
Former WALK-ON coaches son has 80 career receptions 914 yards & 7 TD's

Brad Rozner (Gr.) 6'-4" 200 N.C. State (Rice transfer)
101 career receptions 1,676 yards 15 TD's

Hayden Hatten (Jr.) 6'-2" 205 Idaho
Last season 83 receptions ; 1,209 yards! 16 TD's!
Career : 151 rec ; 2,218 yards 24 TD's
Big time FCS prospect on the NFL radar

Joesph Manjack (Soph.) 6'-3" 202 Houston
2022-23 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
Made 3 starts ; missed 8 games w injured hand
15 rec 158 yards & TD ; began career at USC

Jake Smith getting messed over....Highly recruited out of HS ; multiple injuries while at Texas

Was going to start 2023 Arizona State soon too....

NCAA slammed for denying Arizona State football player Jake Smith's transfer appeal​

Per NCAA rules, student-athletes who transfer multiple times without a degree require a degree or a waiver to be cleared and Smith, listed on ASU's roster as a redshirt junior, was not granted a waiver by the NCAA.