Predicting the production of the WVU wide receivers

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There are 12 wide receivers currently on the WVU football roster. Last season, 18 players recorded at least one catch for the Mountaineers.

On top of the wide outs, running backs and tight ends also brought down at least one reception. Sticking with the receivers, four made at least 20 catches a year ago. Now a professional, running back Wendell Smallwood also caught upwards of 20 passes in 2015.

The passing game was not as prevalent in 2015 as it was in the four previous years under WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen, but that may change this season. The Mountaineers have a young, new wide receivers coach in Tyron Carrier. This is his first full-time Division I coaching job, though he spent last year on the Baylor sidelines as a graduate assistant.

The Mountaineers have one of the better crops of wide receivers this season and they tout a quarterback who is getting stringer everyday. Skyler Howard has a host of receivers to throw to, and here is the projected order or finish (in terms of total receiving yards) for WVU’s top wide receivers in 2016.

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