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2010 CFN Preview - Unit Rankings, WRs
Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller
Texas A&M WR Jeff Fuller
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Posted Aug 16, 2010


CFN 2010 Preview Unit Rankings from top to bottom - Receivers


Preview 2010 - Unit Rankings

Receivers


2010 CFN Preseason Rankings
- 1 to 5 | 6 to 10 | 11 to 20 | 21 to 30 | 31 to 40 | 41 to 50 | 51 to 60
- 61 to 70 | 71 to 80 | 81 to 90 | 91 to 100 | 101 to 110 | 111 to 120
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CFN 2010 Unit Rankings
- Offenses | Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers | Offensive Lines
- Defenses | Defensive Lines | Linebackers | Secondaries  | Special Teams

1. Texas A&M
Loaded. Jeff Fuller has All-America potential, Uzoma Nwachukwu is an elite playmaker, and Ryan Swope is one of the league’s fastest players. Throw in Ryan Tannehill, the backup quarterback who led the team in catches, and a boatload of depth, and this is a dangerous effective group that will make big play after big play after big play. Getting down the field isn’t a problem with home run hitters all across the board.

2. Arkansas
Considering Arkansas was 112th in the nation in passing in 2007, things have made a total about-face. With three great starters in Joe Adams, Greg Childs, and Jairus Wright, and with an All-America tight end in D.J. Williams, the Hogs are loaded. The top five receivers from last year are back and they’re all fast, they can all produce, and they should all go ballistic with Ryan Mallett throwing for them.

3. Notre Dame
The receiving corps has two superstars in Malcolm Floyd and TE Kyle Rudolph, emerging stars in Theo Reddick and Tailer Jones, and the experience and talent to make the quarterbacks look great. As long as QB Dayne Crist gets time to throw, the receivers will blow up and quickly make up for the loss of Golden Tate. Floyd will end up being drafted in the top 50, Rudolph might be the first tight end off the board, and Duval Kamara is about to blossom now that he gets to play on the outside, but it was Jones who had the coaching staff raving. He might be the third or fourth option to start the season, but he’s going to be special.

4. San Diego State
As long as Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson are on the field, SDSU should have a fighting chance against anyone. The two form a deadly receiving tandem and should combine for well over 120 catches. The depth is decent and the tight ends should be bigger factors. Brown and Sampson could end up each earning All-Mountain West honors, while Dominique Sandifer might fly under the radar as a very, very dangerous No. 3 target. He’s a home run hitter who should be a difference maker on at least two really big plays.

5. Alabama
If the Alabama starters played for anyone with a high powered passing game (like Arkansas), they’d be given more respect. Talent-wise, this group can hang with anyone and there will be two or three times this year when some secondary is caught napping and gets lit up like a Christmas tree. Everyone knows their place, but Julio Jones is too good to not get the ball more, and Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks are far too dangerous to not have plays designed for them.

6. Houston
Two years ago, Houston was putting out APBs for quality receivers to catch Case Keenum’s darts. Today, through good recruiting and player development, the staff has cobbled together one of the most dangerous pass-catching ensembles in America. It can beat you in a number of different ways, and in James Cleveland, now has a legitimate next-level player running routes. One returning all-star is a blessing. Three is an embarrassment of riches. By retaining Cleveland, Tyron Carrier, and Patrick Edwards, Houston can challenge any opponent horizontally and vertically. If one receiver is having a rough day, there are at least two others able to pick up the slack.

7. Cincinnati
It says a lot about this group that it can lose an all-star in Mardy Gilyard and still be among the nation’s most dangerous. Armon Binns is next-level, D.J. Woods is vastly underrated, and Ben Guidugli is a playmaking tight end. If Vidal Hazelton, Marcus Barnett, or Jamar Howard realizes their potential, there won’t be enough passes to keep everyone happy. There’s size, speed, and experience, a combination that’ll keep the passing game from experiencing any noticeable drop-off.

8. Wisconsin
Ultra-efficient last year, the UW passing game should be even better and even more explosive with Kyle Jefferson back in the mix, a great athlete in tight end Lance Kendricks to take over at tight end, a fun toy in David Gilreath to use in a variety of ways, and an all-star caliber duo in Nick Toon and Isaac Anderson. The receiving corps is loaded.

9. Texas Tech
The receiving corps seemed to be able to go on despite losing Michael Crabtree early to the NFL, and now the team is loaded with weapons. Three starters return, and Lyle Leong might as well be considered a fourth starter considering how big a part of the offense he was. There might not be any one superstar who’ll earn All-America honors, but Alex Torres and Detron Lewis could be anyone’s top twosome and there’s a slew of great veterans who can step up and produce at any time.

10. Boise State
As long as Austin Pettis and Titus Young are on the field, the receiving corps will be deadly. The complementary targets are going to be terrific with all the attention paid to the two stars, while the tight ends will blossom once again with both Kyle Efaw and Tommy Gallarda able to come up with big plays. They’ll make Kellen Moore look great, and vice versa.

COULD EASILY BE IN TOP TEN

Auburn SEC
Florida SEC
Georgia SEC
Indiana  Big Ten
Iowa Big Ten
LSU SEC
Miami   ACC
NC State ACC
Ohio State Big Ten
Oklahoma Big 12
Oregon State Pac 10
Penn State Big Ten
Purdue Big Ten
Stanford Pac 10
TCU M-West
Tennessee SEC
Texas Big 12
Tulsa C-USAW
Wake Forest ACC
Washington   Pac 10
 
SOLID, WILL BE A POSITIVE

Arizona Pac 10
BYU M-West
California Pac 10
Colorado   Big 12
Duke ACC
Florida State ACC
Fresno State WAC
Hawaii WAC
Kentucky SEC
Maryland  ACC
Michigan Big Ten
Michigan State Big Ten
Mississippi State SEC
Missouri Big 12
Nebraska Big 12
North Carolina ACC
Oklahoma State Big 12
Ole Miss SEC
Oregon Pac 10
Pitt Big East
Rutgers  Big East
SMU C-USAW
South Carolina SEC
South Florida Big East
UCLA  Pac 10
USC Pac 10
Virginia Tech ACC
West Virginia Big East
Western Michigan MAC
 
AVERAGE

Arizona State Pac 10
Ball State MAC
Baylor Big 12
Boston College ACC
Clemson ACC
Connecticut Big East
FIU Sun Belt
Georgia Tech ACC
Idaho WAC
Illinois Big Ten
Iowa State Big 12
Kansas Big 12
Kansas State Big 12
Louisiana Tech WAC
Louisville  Big East
Miami Univ. MAC
Minnesota Big Ten
Nevada WAC
North Texas Sun Belt
Northwestern Big Ten
Ohio   MAC
San Jose State WAC
Southern Miss C-USAE
Syracuse Big East
Toledo MAC
Troy Sun Belt
UAB C-USAE
UCF C-USAE
UNLV M-West
Utah   M-West
UTEP C-USAW
Virginia   ACC
Washington State Pac 10

NEEDS WORK

Akron MAC
Bowling Green MAC
East Carolina C-USAE
Marshall C-USAE
Vanderbilt SEC

A PROBLEM

Air Force M-West
Buffalo MAC
Central Michigan MAC
Colorado State M-West
Kent State MAC
Memphis C-USAE
New Mexico   M-West
Northern Illinois MAC
Rice C-USAW
Temple MAC
UL Monroe Sun Belt
Utah State WAC
Wyoming M-West

THE BOTTOM TEN

Arkansas State Sun Belt
Army Ind
Eastern Michigan MAC
Florida Atlantic Sun Belt
Middle Tennessee Sun Belt
Navy Ind
New Mexico State WAC
Tulane C-USAW
UL Lafayette Sun Belt
Western Kentucky Sun Belt

CFN 2010 Unit Rankings
- Offenses | Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Receivers | Offensive Lines
- Defenses | Defensive Lines | Linebackers | Secondaries  | Special Teams

2010 CFN Preseason Rankings
- 1 to 5 | 6 to 10 | 11 to 20 | 21 to 30 | 31 to 40 | 41 to 50 | 51 to 60
- 61 to 70 | 71 to 80 | 81 to 90 | 91 to 100 | 101 to 110 | 111 to 120
- CFN Preseason Rankings 2009 | 2008 | 2007