Last year, Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy had 68 receptions for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning the Biletnikoff Award for his outstanding efforts.

Now, he’s back in a Crimson Tide uniform and looking to defend his title as the best receiver in college football. But, he has some elite company in the receiving ranks.

On Thursday, the Biletnikoff Award released its preseason watch list, naming 50 receivers and tight ends as players to keep an eye on. Nine SEC pass catchers made the cut:

  • Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky
  • Bryan Edwards, South Carolina
  • Justin Jefferson, LSU
  • Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
  • Kalija Lipscomb, Vanderbilt
  • Albert Okwuegbunam, Mizzou
  • Jared Pinkney, Vanderbilt
  • Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
  • Jaylen Waddle, Alabama

Jeudy has two Alabama teammates on the list as well, so the competition in Tuscaloosa should be fierce. Those other SEC receivers are outstanding, too, so don’t sleep on anyone on that list.