Playing at Oklahoma State over the past few years, the name Justin Blackmon is a tough act to follow for any wide receiver. Josh Stewart had a strong 2012 campaign despite some issues at quarterback, and should have an even better 2013. In fact, he may just end up being the best receiver in the country. That is quite an accomplishment for this young man.
Stewart’s biggest challenge will be his size. At only 5’10 and 178 pounds, he isn’t a big target. But with great hands and deceptive speed, he is the definition of football production. While this may not woo NFL scouts, it will cause matchup problems for college secondaries. As indicated earlier, he played with three different quarterback and caught 101 passes for 1,210 yards. He finished ninth in the country in receptions and 15th in total yards.
If the Cowboys are able to get him the football, he will be even more productive in 2013. While I am not sure if that is enough to make his team a contender in the Big 12, it certainly gives the team a legitimate top receiver and threat. Of course, if they are unable to get him the football, he can’t do much to help this team.
Head coach Mike Gundy continues to do a solid job. Without a doubt, he’s a smart enough coach to get Stewart the ball. And if it happens as much as it should, my prediction of him being the nation’s top receiver will come true. As the saying goes, only time will tell.