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Impact Wide Receivers of Big 10 Are Best In College Football

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Big Ten Wide Receivers

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This year, the Big Ten conference has once again been overshadowed by the Southeastern Conference and been left scrapping for attention with the Big 12, Pac 12 and ACC. The SEC is often credited with having the best teams (Alabama Crimson Tide), the most talented individuals (Johnny Manziel) and the best storylines (Missouri Tigers).

But there are areas where perhaps the other major conferences have stolen some of the spotlight from the SEC. While the odds on favorite for the National Championship still goes through Alabama, the Florida State Seminoles, Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks all seem to be making a name for themselves as potential contenders representing their respective conferences. Each of the aforementioned teams has a quarterback who would like to cap off the season with not only a National Championship Trophy, but also a Heisman Trophy. Braxton Miller of Ohio State, Jamison Winston of Florida State and Marcus Mariota of Oregon are all contenders to dethrone Texas A&M quarterback Manziel.

What about the wide receiver position? The Big Ten is making an argument that they may be the conference that has the most refined receivers in all of college football. The conference features two teams that could be in the discussion for best overall receiving corps in the Indiana Hoosiers and Nebraska Cornhuskers. The conference also features Allen Robinson of Penn State, who is likely the best wide receiver in all of college football this season. Here is a look at some of the top receivers in the Big Ten.

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Allen Robinson Penn State Nittany Lions

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All around Robinson may be the best wide receiver in all of college football this season, and he may have been the best receiver in all of football last year, as well. Robinson might even be the best all-around player in the Big Ten this season.

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Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin Badgers

Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin Badgers
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Consistency is Abberderis' greatest attribute. As a pure ball catcher, his skills are hard to match. He locates the ball, and very well.

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Kenny Bell Nebraska Cornhuskers

Kenny Bell Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Big-play ability is what Bell brings to the Husker offense. Bell’s skills and recognizable afro make him a fan favorite.

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Kevonte Martin-Manley Iowa Hawkeyes

Kevonte Martin-Manley Iowa Hawkeyes
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Martin-Manley has already shown his return abilities this season. Martin-Manly is that spark that helps keep defenses honest against the powerful Hawkeye running attack

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Quincy Enunwa Nebraska Cornhuskers

Quincy Enunwa Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Enunwa is the second Husker receiver featured on this list and he may offer the most upside as a professional wide receiver. Enunwa has one of those attributes that cannot be taught, size.

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Corey Brown Ohio State Buckeyes

Corey Brown Ohio State Buckeyes
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Speed, Brown possess blazing speed. This Buckeye has been hit and miss at times, but coach Urban Meyer is expecting big things from the wideout this season.

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Cody Latimer Indiana Hoosiers

Cody Latimer Indiana Hoosiers
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This Hoosier is the combination of size and speed. Also, his consistent play limits drops and makes him part of a lethal receiving corps for Indiana.

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Jamal Turner Nebraska Cornhuskers

Jamal Turner Nebraska Cornhuskers
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This third Husker wide receiver also offers size and rounds out the best wide receiving corps in the Big Ten this season. Hopefully, Husker quarterback Taylor Martinez will return and give his receivers an opportunity to shine.

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Jeremy Gallon Michigan Wolverines

Jeremy Gallon Michigan Wolverines
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Gallon has big-game potential. Gallon likes big games and definitely has the ability to shine when the lights are the brightest. Gallon and his Wolverine teammates must develop some consistency to live up to expectations this season.

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Shane Wynn Indiana Hoosiers

Shane Wynn Indiana Hoosiers
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Wynn is a very exciting kick returner, and when he gets the ball in space he is hard to corral. He has speed and elusiveness that helps the Hoosier offense put up big numbers.