USC's talented receiving corps will team up with star QB, Kedon Slovis, to field a dangerous offense.
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1. Drake London (USC)
Drake London boasts imposing size at 6-5 210 and will be the Trojans' primary receiver in 2021. The former 4 star recruit is receiving plenty of 1st round hype for the upcoming Draft and will continue USC's strong tradition of sending WR's to the league. London has played just 14 career games but already has 72 catches for 1,069 yards and 8 touchdowns. Expect London to put up huge numbers this season in the pass happy USC offense.
2. Bru McCoy (USC)
Bru McCoy was the 9th ranked player in the nation as a recruit and lived up to the hype as a Freshman in 2020 with 21 catches for 236 yards. Now that Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns are off to the NFL, there will be a more opportunities for McCoy to step up as a premier playmaker for the Trojans.
3. Kyle Phillips (UCLA)
Kyle Phillips isn't a flashy player but he's reliable and finds a way to get open and collects first downs. In 2019, the former 4 star became the first Bruin Freshman to lead the team in receptions since 2001. For his career, Phillips has registered 1,082 yards and will look to have a statement season as the Bruins' top wide out after finishing 2020 as PFF's 2nd highest graded Pac-12 receiver among qualified players.
4. Travell Harris (WSU)
Travell Harris is on the smaller side at 5-9 182 but has blazing speed and is tough to contain in the open field. The WSU star hails from Florida and was AP All-Pac-12 2nd Team in 2019. Harris has totaled 1,249 career offensive yards and is also a difference maker on special teams with 1,639 career kickoff return yards.
5. Britain Covey (Utah)
It feels like Covey has been around forever and that's true. His Freshman season came in 2015 when he racked up 523 yards and 4 touchdowns. The key for Covey in 2021 will be staying healthy and at just 5-8 172, that can be a tough task for a receiver who is willing to sacrifice his body to make difficult catches in traffic. During his long career, Covey has 1,698 offensive yards to go along with 2 punt return touchdowns.
6. Renard Bell (WSU)
The Pac-12 seems loaded with smaller receivers who make big impacts and Bell is another at 5-8 162. Despite the smaller stature, Bell has had a great career with the Cougs with 1,653 yards and 16 touchdowns.
7. Johnny Johnson (Oregon)
Johnny Johnson was a breakout player for the Ducks in 2019 during their Rose Bowl run when he caught 57 passes for 836 yards. The Ducks have a loaded receiver room that also features Jaylon Redd, Devon Williams and Mycah Pittman, which means that Johnson will have to stay on top of his game to get balls thrown his way but we expect Johnson will put up big numbers like he did in 2019.
8. Devon Williams (Oregon)
Devon Williams sightly outperformed Johnny Johnson last year with 19 more receiving yards and we considered ranking him above Johnson but the sample size of production for Williams is much smaller. The budding star came to Oregon as a transfer and was the 40th ranked recruit in the nation out of high school. He has elite potential with his 6-4 frame so don't be surprised if he has his breakout season in 2021.
9. Michael Wilson (Stanford)
Michael Wilson is a former 4 star recruit from Simi Valley, CA and looks primed for a big season in 2021 with Simi Fehoko off to the NFL. Wilson has 1,067 career yards and should get plenty of balls thrown his way this season.
10. Gary Bryant (USC)
Gary Bryant comes in at 10th on the list due to his immense potential. Bryant was the 46th ranked recruit in the county in 2020 and immediately earned playing time with the Trojans and is now in line to start in 2021. The rising star is elusive and quick and also a threat in the return game where he averaged 26.2 yards per return in 2020 (2nd in the Pac-12).
Dimitri Stanley (CU)
Terrell Bynum (UW)
Kekoa Crawford (Cal)
Jaylon Redd (Oregon)
Brycen Tremayne (Stan)
Stanley Berryhill (Arizona)
Trevon Bradford (OSU)
KD Nixon (USC)
Johnny Wilson (ASU)