A look forward: Wide Receivers

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Despite Aaron Moorehead’s immaculate work with Isaiah Ford, Cam Phillips and Willie Byrn, the wide receiver position remains a question mark heading into 2015. The starters should be solid, but Tech must find a slot receiver, and they must also develop more depth.

At the end of the season, here’s what Tech’s depth chart looked like at split end:

1: Isaiah Ford
2: Carlis Parker
3: Kevin Asante

Only one of those three players caught a pass this season. Here’s how the depth chart looked at flanker:

1: Cam Phillips
2: Willie Byrn
3: Demitri Knowles

Despite being third on the depth chart, Knowles rarely played. Fortunately the Hokies were able to split out Bucky Hodges for most of the season to make up for their lack of wide receiver depth, but it’s still important for the “real” wideouts to take a step forward this year.

First we’ll discuss the individual players, and then we’ll look at the overall view.

Remember in the following discussion, the class listed for each player is their class next season.

Isaiah Ford
Isaiah Ford

#1 Isaiah Ford (6-1, 174, So.)

Ford had a big time freshman season, catching 56 passes for 709 yards and six touchdowns. He had one of the