SEC Network ranks the SEC's Top 5 WR corps for 2016
As the 2016 football season draws ever closer, the SEC Network is taking a look at some of the conference’s best units.
In a segment on Wednesday, analyst Chris Doering ranked the five best wide receiver corps in the conference, with the SEC West showing off its dominance:
5. LSU Tigers
4. Arkansas Razorbacks
3. Ole Miss Rebels
2. Texas A&M Aggies
1. Alabama Crimson Tide
Doering says in the video that it was tough picking between the Aggies and the Crimson Tide for the No. 1 spot:
“It’s splitting hairs when we get to No. 1 and No. 2,” he said.
The Aggies, he explained, are led by a guy who can hurt defenses in many ways:
“So many weapons, led by Christian Kirk, who I feel is the most dynamic player in the entire conference. He gets the ball in a number of different ways,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Tide get the edge because of their depth:
“The Crimson Tide have the best receiving corps in my opinion, led by Calvin Ridley,” he said. “O.J. Howard, we saw him in that national championship game — they need to utilize him more.”
One thing the Aggies have going that the Tide don’t is stability at the quarterback position. Oklahoma transfer Trevor Knight is expected to lead Texas A&M. Alabama, on the other hand, has yet to name a starter.