VT: A Good Choice for Natural Receivers

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Four wide receivers from Virginia Tech have played in the NFL during the ACC era. Two more are likely headed to the league this April. What do they all have in common? They all came to Blacksburg as natural wide receivers out of high school.

If I’ve learned anything since the Hokies joined the ACC, it’s that to be an effective receiver these days in college football, especially early in your career, you need to have played wide receiver in high school. Today we’re going to look at the six most prolific receivers of the ACC era, who all played wide receiver in high school, and compare them to Dyrell Roberts , Marcus Davis and D.J. Coles . Then we’ll tie it all in together with the 2012 recruiting class, which will sign next week.

Leading Receivers, ACC Era
PlayerCatchesYardsTDsDraftedNFL Career
Jarrett Boykin1842,88418??
Danny Coale1652,6588??
Josh Morgan1221,817166th RoundNFL Starter
Eddie Royal1191,778122nd RoundNFL Starter
David Clowney931,37365th Round