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Ranking the Pac-12 Wide Receivers for 2022

USC's elite group of receivers lead a dangerous offense as the Trojans look to return to Glory.

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Article by WestCoastCFB

1. Jordan Addison (USC)

Arguably the top receiver in the country, Jordan Addison transferred to USC after winning the Biletnikoff Award at Pitt in 2021. Addison finished last season with 1,649 yards and 18 touchdowns. If he can repeat those numbers, the Trojans should be a threat to win the conference.

2. Jacob Cowing (Arizona)

Another transfer comes in at second on the list. Jacob Cowing was a standout on a UTEP squad that went 7-6 and completed the 2021 campaign with 1,429 yards while averaging 19.6 yards per catch. The electric 5-11 receiver should be the big play threat Fisch was lacking.

3. Mario Williams (USC)

Transfers continue to litter the list. Mario Williams headed to Los Angeles to follow his Head Coach, Lincoln Riley, from Oklahoma to USC. Williams was a former top 50 recruit who excelled as a Freshman with 380 yards, including a 100 yard performance against Texas Tech.

4. Gary Bryant (USC)

It's hard to imagine many Pac-12 DB's will be able to lock down this group of receivers that USC has compiled. Bryant is another former top 50 recruit who amassed 582 yards and 8 touchdowns for the Trojans in 2021.

5. Jake Bobo (UCLA)

UCLA lost Kyle Phillips to the NFL and so Chip Kelly turned to the transfer portal where he landed Jake Bobo from Duke. Bobo possesses excellent size at 6-5 215 and racked up 794 yards last Fall.

6. Tahj Washington (USC)

Tahj Washington was a standout at Memphis where he had 754 yards as a Freshman in 2020. After making the move to USC in 2021, his production took a slight dip but he still managed to accumulate 602 yards. It will be tough to get catches in a crowded receiver room but Washington should make the most of his opportunities.

7. Elijah Higgins (Stan)

Pac-12 fans have become accustomed to Stanford's large receivers and Elijah Higgins definitely fits that mold. Look for Tanner McKee to use the 6-3 235 pound receiver in red zone situations like they did when Higgins caught the game tying touchdown against Oregon last October. Higgins is a former top 100 recruit nationally and should build on the 500 yard season he had in 2021.

8. De'Zhaun Stribling (WSU)

De'Zhaun Stribling isn't a household name yet but he was quietly one of the best Freshman in the conference. The 6-2 receiver racked up 471 yards and should be a favorite target for transfer quarterback Cam Ward.

9. Troy Franklin (Oregon)

Despite a lack of production as a Freshman, don't underestimate Troy Franklin. The former high school star was a highly touted recruit who was ranked 41st nationally in the class of 2021. Franklin's best performance came against Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl when he caught 4 passes for 65 yards.

10. Donte Thornton (Oregon)

Thornton is another highly touted recruited on the Duck roster as he came to Eugene ranked 57th nationally in the class of 2021. Similar to Franklin, he broke out in the Alamo Bowl with 4 catches for 90 yards.

11. Rome Odunze (UW)

Odunze has a case to be ahead of his teammate, Jalen McMillan, with how he performed at the end of last season. During the final 3 games, Odunze had 20 catches for 219 yards.

12. Jalen McMillan (UW)

The Huskies have plenty of talent in the receiver room but they need some players to take the next step in their development. McMillan looks like he can be that guy and flashed against Arkansas State last September when he had 175 yards.

13. RJ Sneed (Colorado)

Sneed comes to Colorado from a Baylor team that won 12 games in 2021. With 1,564 yards, Sneed has plenty of proven production and if he can find a quality QB to throw him the ball, he could put up some nice numbers.

14. Michael Wilson (Stanford)

Wilson is another big Stanford receiver who looks to bounce back from an injury shortened 2021 campaign. The 6-2 receiver had his best season in 2019 when he posted 56 catches for 672 yards. During the final 3 games last Fall, Wilson showed promise with 17 catches for 163 yards.

15. Renard Bell (WSU)

Renard Bell looked primed for a breakout season in 2021 but an injury derailed those hopes. Through his WSU career, Bell has 1,653 yards.


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