2012 Cream of the Crop WR Power Rankings Rank Team Players Breakdown 1 Tavares King, Rontavious Wooten, Marlon Brown, & Greg Lanier Led by preseason all-american Tavares King this corp returns 3 wide receivers that combined for 85 receptions, over 2,000 yards and 19 receiving touchdowns. Look for this set of receivers to light up the field this year. 2 Emory Blake, Antonio Goodwin, Trovon Reed, & Travante Stallworth This corp, while not as talented had over 140 receptions last year, over 2,300 yards receiving and 16 receiving touchdowns. With the amount of talent this receiving corp has look for a high power passing attack like we saw last year from Auburn. 3 Erik Highsmith, Jheranie Boyd, Joshua Adams, & Pat Thomas Led by 2 1st team All-ACC selections the Tar Heels look poised to rebound from a "let-down" year after winning the national title in 2010. With this set of receivers look for just that. Although the group only combined for 100 receptions last year they made each and every one count, going for over 2,100 yards and 14 scores. 4 Alshon Jeffery, Tori Gurly, DL Moore, & Ace Sanders We return to the SEC yet again. This set of receivers is also bringing some fire power back led by preseason All-SEC selection Alshon Jeffery. The returning receivers hauled in over 100 catches, over 1,400 yards and 8 touchdowns. It is starting to look like the SEC may be the new Big 12, with these high powered receiving corps. 5 Willie Haulstead, Greg Dent, Rodney Smith, & Kenny Shaw Led by 2nd All-ACC Willie Haustead, who brought in 38 receptions, for 563 yards and 5 TDs last year this deep corp looks to return to the ACC championship game for a little revenge. 6 Michael Bowman, Chris Brown, Aaron Parks, & Kendall Kelly Alabama slides in here at number six, not because of the accolades of last years corp, but because of the tremendous talent. Although Bowman is the only receiver that saw more than 10 receptions last year true freshman Aaron Parks and true sophomore Chris Brown could cause some problems with secondaries because of their play-making ability. 7 Kenny Stills, Jaz Reynolds, Mike White, Dan Brown The departure of Broyles leaves some question marks in the Oklahoma receiving corp. However, Senior Jaz Reynolds looks to anchor a young receiving corp. Reynolds was the only receiver to see much action last year as he went for 580 yards and 3 scores. Look for some growing pains, but Senior QB Landry Jones should help ease the transition. 8 Justin Blackmon, Isaiah Anderson, Ryan Wallace, & Casey Hill Although he did not show it last year Justin Blackmon is a big play threat. Look for OSU to get him the ball more this year. 9 Rolandis Woodland, Jimmie Hunt, Marcus Lucas, & Jaleel Clark With the early departure of outstanding slot receiver TJ Moe, this corp has a lot to prove as only Woodland and Hunt saw the field last year and they only combined for 750 yards and 8 scores. 10 Kerry Boykins, Tyrek Cheeseboro, Buck Butler, & Shaun Tate Only Kerry Boykins saw much time on the field last year as he went for over 700 yards. Both slot receivers, Butler and Tate are true freshman, so look for a little bit of a downgrade if a team double covers Boykins. 11 Aldarrius Johnson, Tommy Streeter, John Gallagher, & Kendal Thompkins This is a talented receiving corp that still has much to prove as the entire corp did not even go for over 100 yards last year. Look for Johnson to finally get his chance to shine. 12 Antonio Bell, Khiry Cooper, Quincy Enunwa, & Brandon Horne Bell went for 530 yards and 3 scores last year and Cooper looks to be a burner, but after that there is a huge drop off. Enunwa and Horne have a lot to prove. Look for Nebraska to run a lot of 2 wide receiver sets, perhaps with dual TEs as they have some very talented TEs.