Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Your vote: Big Ten's top receiver in 2012
By Brian Bennett
Earlier today, Adam and I debated who would lead the league in receiving yards in 2012. It's an intriguing topic, given the amount of turnover at the wideout position this season and the presence of so many young players at that spot.
Now it's your turn to vote on who you think the Big Ten's top pass-catcher will be. Here are our nominees:
Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin: Adam's choice in our debate, Abbrederis is the Big Ten's top returning receiver after catching 55 passes for 933 yards last season.
Keenan Davis, Iowa: My choice for the leader, Davis had 50 catches for 713 yards last season and becomes the No. 1 option this year for James Vandenberg.
Roy Roundtree, Michigan: Roundtree had a down year, statistically, in 2011. But he had 72 catches for 935 yards two years ago and should be the team's primary target in the passing game in 2012.
Justin Brown, Penn State: Brown had 517 receiving yards last year as the No. 2 weapon next to Derek Moye. He'll be the top wideout this year for a team that should have an improved passing game with new coach Bill O'Brien.
Unnamed receiver: With so many mysteries at the position, it wouldn't be surprising to see someone not among the first four choices jump up and lead the league in receiving. Could it be transfers DeAnthony Arnett (Michigan State) or Kyle Prater (Northwestern)? Kofi Hughes at Indiana? One of Ohio State's youngsters? Vote for this choice if you like the darkhorse pick.