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August 22, 2006
No. 2 receivers productive playing second fiddle
Not everybody can be the proverbial "go-to guy."
But playing second fiddle at wide receiver doesn't mean these particular players are second tier. Some are underclassmen who someday will be first options. Others simply play opposite some of the best in the college game.
No coach would trade any of these 10. These are the guys who make teams pay when they decide to double the star receiver. These are the players who take some of the pressure off the No. 1 target.
In short, they're invaluable … even if they're on a list of No. 2s.
A lot of these players would be the clear No. 1 if they went to a different school. As for someday becoming first options – that could happen as soon as this fall for a few on our list.
They all have the talent to be the top guy, the circumstances just need to fall in place for them to get their chance.
Here are Rivals.com's top 10 No. 2 receivers: