2014 Preview: Wide Receivers

Aaron Moorehead is looking for players who will separate themselves during the next couple of weeks. He has multiple options at wide receiver, but only one player whom he considers a set-in-stone starter.

Despite the question marks surrounding the depth chart, the Hokies do have a lot of experience returning at wide receiver. The following players have seen game action in their careers:

Willie Byrn (r-Sr.): 555 career snaps, 52 catches, 675 yards, 2 touchdowns
Demitri Knowles (r-Jr.): 990 snaps, 64 catches, 881 yards, 4 touchdowns
Joshua Stanford (r-So.): 718 snaps, 41 catches, 649 yards, 1 touchdown
Kevin Asante (r-Jr.): 43 snaps, 2 catches, 10 yards
Carlis Parker (So.): 61 snaps
Charley Meyer (r-So.): 86 snaps, 1 catch, 5 yards

That’s six guys with meaningful snaps, and there are also a few younger players who could press for playing time. I have every confidence in the ability of Scot Loeffler and Aaron Moorehead to design an effective passing game, so I think this will develop into a productive group. However, will anyone turn into the big play threat that the team lacked last season?