SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic names his top 5 SEC WRs for the 2021 season
The SEC lost some serious wide receiver talent after the 2020 season, but the conference is well-stocked for this season, especially in the SEC West.
That’s the thinking of SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic, who came out with his top five wide receivers in the league, and they’re all from the West.
1. Treylon Burks, Arkansas
2. John Metchie, Alabama
3. Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
4. Kayshon Boutte, LSU
5. Jaden Walley, MSU
Burks started nine games last season and led Arkansas with 51 catches, 820 yards (16.1 ypc) and seven touchdowns to set new career-best marks. He also finished third in the SEC averaging 91.1 receiving yards per game and fifth in total receiving yards. Burks was one of only two FBS receivers (Florida’s Kadarius Toney) to log 800+ receiving yards and 70+ rushing yards.
Metchie, meanwhile, began 2020 as the Tide’s No. 3 wideout and saw his role expand after the injury to Jaylen Waddle. He averaged 16.7 yards per catch to rank seventh in the SEC, and totaled 916 yards and six touchdowns on 55 catches. What’s more, he converted a first down or scored a touchdown on 35 of his receptions as a sophomore.
Smith, though a running back, led the Aggies with 564 receiving yards off 43 receptions and six touchdowns.
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— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) August 3, 2021