2017 Wide Receiver Preview: Hokies Lack Proven Depth

CJ Carroll is one of only two proven receivers on Virginia Tech’s roster. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

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Virginia Tech’s returning group of receivers have combined to earn five letters at the college level … and three of those are from Cam Phillips. One of the others was won by Eric Kumah, who earned his letter on special teams while not catching a single pass. Overall, receivers other than Cam Phillips have combined to put up the following numbers in college‚Ķ

CJ Carroll: 18 catches, 258 yards, zero TDs
James Clark: 6 catches, 47 yards, zero TDs
Henri Murphy: 3 catches, 29 yards, zero TDs
Sean Daniel: 1 catch, 6 yards, zero TDs
Total: 28 catches, 340 yards, 0 TDs

Meanwhile, Phillips has 165 catches for 2,063 yards and 10 touchdowns in his career. He is likely to finish the 2017 season as Virginia Tech’s all-time leading receiver. There’s Cam Phillips, and then there’s everybody else.