Each week, Saturday Down South will break down the SEC’s top wide receivers, ranking the top five and shouting out the next five guys in line. These rankings are a combination of numbers and their impact on the game, taking into consideration things like first down conversions, timeliness of catches and importance to their team’s offense.

  1. Amari Cooper, Alabama: The superstar reminded everyone why he’s just that as Alabama bashed Texas A&M into the ground in their 59-0 win. While Crimson Tide rushing attack was the story, Cooper had 8 receptions for 140 yards. His two scores were both things of beauty; the first came on a perfectly thrown fade as Cooper streaked by his defender, and Blake Sims delivered the second one on a rope when Cooper got a solid 10 yards behind the defense off of play action. With Cooper complementing a dominating ground game (or is it the other way around?) the Crimson Tide look to be unstoppable.
  2. De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State: Mississippi State got the week off, but with the bye came some good news. Senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis will return for the Bulldogs after a two-game absence. While Wilson burst onto the scene with Lewis sidelined, having another target to take attention off of him should only make Wilson that much more of a threat to defenses.
  3. Travin Dural, LSU: Having Anthony Jennings back at quarterback is great news for Dural, as the sophomore quarterback seems to look for his classmate whenever he drops back (which isn’t all that often, but still). Dural hauled in another score in LSU’s romp over Kentucky, showing off his fantastic connection with his quarterback as Jennings hit him down the sideline. That kind of game-breaking ability is going to be needed as Dural clashes with Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson on Saturday.
  4. D’haquille Williams, Auburn: With so many pathetic passing performances in the SEC last weekend, no one performed well enough to leap the idle Williams. In just six games, Duke is ranks No. 5 in the conference in receiving yards (493), No. 4 in yards per game (82.2), and is tied at No. 5 in touchdowns (5).
  5. Vince Sanders, Ole Miss: Sanders isn’t the go-to receiver on his team — that roles fall to Laquon Treadwell — but he’s put up some star-like performances in recent weeks. He helps stretch the field with his big-play ability, as we saw with his game-tying touchdown in the Alabama game, and against Tennessee he had his second 100-yard game of the year. Having a secondary threat across from Treadwell will be big against LSU this weekend.

The next five: Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss; Speedy Noil, Texas A&M; Sammie Coates, Auburn; Demarcus Robinson, Florida; Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State