Who Will Step Up at Wide Receiver Alongside Tevin Reese for Baylor Bears?
The Baylor Bears have built a reputation as one of the most explosive offenses in the Big 12 over the last few years. They’ve done it by showing an amazing ability to reload even as they lose playmakers to graduation each and every year. In 2013, they have a clear No. 1 receiver in Tevin Reese to take up the bulk of the playmaking duties in the passing game, but can the Bears find receivers to play next to him?
Reese has shown himself to be more than capable to handle the job as the No. 1 receiver in 2013. Last season, he finished second on the team in receiving, racking up 957 yards on 53 receptions with nine touchdowns. With Terrence Williams (97 catches, 1,832 yards, 12 touchdowns) and Lanear Sampson (52 catches, 646 yards, 6 TDs) graduated, Reese naturally steps in as the receiving group’s leader in experience and production.
But a passing game can’t rely on just one receiver. Art Briles will need to find other options he can rely on in addition to Reese. This spring, redshirt freshman Jay Lee and junior Antwan Goodley showed the ability to be solid contributors. There is also help coming this summer when incoming freshman Robbie Rhodes (the prize of Baylor’s 2013 recruiting class) and Corey Coleman join the team for fall camp.
One way or the other, Baylor needs to find some help in the passing game for Reese. If a second option can emerge from the candidates in the wide receiver corps, Baylor will have a full complement of weapons in their offensive arsenal to take the Big 12 by storm in 2013.