Wide receivers taking over

Originally Published: August 25, 2003
ESPN.com

In a year loaded with great receivers, here's a baker's dozen to watch this fall.

Catch Them If You Can
Player, school Rec | Yds  | TDs | YPC Comment
Michael Clayton, LSU 57    | 749  |   5   | 13.2 Not the fastest, but simply the SEC's best wideout
Jerricho Cotchery, NC State 67   | 1,192 |  7   | 17.8 Picture of clutch: 51 of 67 catches good for 1st down
Marque Davis, Fresno St. 64   |  956  |   7   | 14.9 Teamed with Bernard Berrian; a dangerous duo
Braylon Edwards, Michigan 67   | 1,035 | 10  | 15.5 Finally earned the coveted No. 1 jersey -- 'Nuff said.
Lee Evans, Wisconsin DNP in 2002 Finally ready to return to 2001 form (75-1,545-9-20.6).
Larry Fitzgerald, Pitt 69   |  1,005 | 12  | 14.6 Fitzgerald may be the Big East's best player.
Michael Jenkins, Ohio St. 61   |  1,076 |  6   | 17.6 With Clarett out, watch for Jenkins to do more.
John Standeford, Purdue 75   |  1,307 | 13  | 17.4 If you don't know Standeford now, you will soon.
Darius Watts, Marshall 71   |  1,030 | 12  | 14.5 Does Marshall ever run out of great receivers?
Mike Williams, USC 81   |  1,265 | 14  | 15.6 No Carson Palmer? No problem.
Reggie Williams, Washington 94   |  1,454 | 11  | 15.5 Scary thought -- he may be even better this year.
Roy Williams, Texas 64   | 1,142 | 12  | 17.8 Could be top pick in April's NFL draft.
Rashaun Woods, Okla. St. 107 | 1,695 | 17  | 15.8 Just ask Oklahoma how good Woods is.

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