In a physical, line of scrimmage league like the SEC, wide receivers have surprisingly become some of the best players within the conference over the last few years.

2014 was no different and several SEC teams had a very talented group of receivers posting big numbers throughout the season.

Here are the five best wide receiver position groups in the SEC.

No. 5 Ole Miss Rebels

Top players: Laquon Treadwell, Vince Sanders, Cody Core

The skinny: Ole Miss’ receiving numbers would have been even better this season if Laquon Treadwell doesn’t go down with a terrible injury against Auburn. Treadwell is one of the best wide receivers in the SEC. Despite missing the final three games, Treadwell still managed to put up great numbers and finish with the sixth-most receiving yards per game in the conference (70.2). When he did get hurt, Sanders and Core did a great job of taking over the top receiving spots. They were particularly adept at scoring touchdowns, finishing the season in the top ten for receiving touchdowns with six apiece.

No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide

Top players: Amari Cooper, DeAndrew White, Christion Jones

The skinny: Alabama may not have the deepest wide receiving corps in the SEC, but it has easily the best individual wide receiver in the country. Amari Cooper is the workhorse of this group and his 2014 season was nothing short of remarkable. He is an All-American and a Heisman Trophy finalist thanks to his NCAA-leading 115 receptions and 1,656 receiving yards. Behind Cooper, the talent isn’t as great but DeAndrew White had his moments this season and is a reliable No. 2 option. However, White and Christian Jones combined for just over 700 yards and five touchdowns, so there wasn’t much production between the two. Cooper’s ability makes this a top-five group, but the overall talent keeps it from being higher.

No. 3 Missouri Tigers

Top players: Bud Sasser, Jimmie Hunt, Darius White

The skinny: As usual, Missouri’s wide receivers often go overlooked, but this group is among the best in the conference. Bud Sasser quietly has some of the best numbers in the SEC and he’s one of just three players that should surpass 1,000 receiving yards by the end of the season. Jimmie Hunt and Darius White fought through some injuries this season, but when healthy are more than capable of holding their own against SEC defenses. And with Maty Mauk’s tendency to scramble around in the backfield, these three experienced wide receivers did a great job of adjusting to Mauk’s playing style.

No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies

Top players: Josh Reynolds, Ricky Seals-Jones, Speedy Noil, Malcome Kennedy

The skinny: At the beginning of the season, it looked as if Texas A&M’s passing offense was going to be explosive once again. The Aggies didn’t match 2013’s numbers but they still led the SEC with 306 passing yards per game. One of the reasons for Texas A&M’s potent offense is the weapons they have on the outside. Whether it’s Josh Reynolds, who had 12 receiving touchdowns or Ricky Seals-Jones, who boasts a 6-foot-5 frame, the options for Kyle Allen are numerous. Freshman Speedy Noil has added another dimension to the Aggies offense with his playmaking ability and Malcome Kennedy was another reliable option among the receivers. Each of these receivers, with the exception of Kennedy will be back next season, too.

No. 1 Auburn Tigers

Top players: Duke Williams, Sammie Coates, Quan Bray

The skinny: The main two options — Duke Williams and Sammie Coates — are as good of a receiving duo as you can get in college football. Both are tall and physical with Williams providing more of a move-the-chains type of receiver while Coates is a typical deep-threat, big-play guy. Even with a heavy focus on the option, Auburn’s passing game is a bear to defend because of these two players. Senior Quan Bray provides some depth to the group as a reliable No. 3 option. He’s also a quality return man in addition to receiver.