Darren Andrews, 5’10”, 185 lbs., R-Jr.
Ishmael Adams, 5’8″, 180 lbs., R-Sr.
Stephen Johnson III, 5’11”, 195 lbs., So.
Cordell Broadus, 6’3″, 190 lbs., R-Fr.
Demetric Felton, 5’9″, 180 lbs., Fr.
Now this cast of characters should add some action to the receiving game. Andrews had a coming out party in 2015 and looks to keep it going in 2016. Andrews quickly became one of the more reliable pass catchers last season as he is the only player on the team that was one of the top five receivers in 2015. Not only will he continue to progress, but could be the answer to losing Jordan Payton if they wanted a reliable receiver.
Adams is the wild card in all of this. Though he was impressive in spring, we do not yet know how he will do in a live game. Additionally, he could be better suited for other receiving positions, but for now, it seems he can be a very good back-up to Andrews (though we do not doubt that he could possibly start one day). Here is the thing about Adams, if he catches on quickly and has continues to show good hands, then he could be one of the more deadlier weapons in the passing game.
Johnson was another young receiver that got valuable playing time last year and he did not squander it. He showed he had good hands and a bit of speed and always made the most of his time with the ball..
Broadus is another interesting story. The Son of Snoop signed with UCLA in 2015. Quit the team for film school. Started working out with Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi. And now he is back on the team as a walk-on. He looked good in spring, but should be progressing enough maybe get some playing time this season.
Felton was injured during spring and it is yet unknown if he will be ready for fall.
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