2. WR John Metchie, Alabama
If Alabama hasn’t had the greatest short stretch of wide receiver talent in the history of college football, it’s very, very close.
Calvin Ridley, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs, DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle – that’s a whole lot of wow from the last four years that have to be replaced.
It’s Alabama, so boo hoo – it’ll just go get more weapons for the attack – but it already has a superstar who’s ready to get some of that limelight to himself.
Metchie finished second on the national championship team with 55 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns – averaging more yards per catch than DeVonta – but he was more steady than sensational.
He’s got the speed, the NFL skill, and the experience to become the new No. 1 guy, and he’s going to have to be the leader of the revamped corps, too. Nah, he’s not going to win a Heisman, and he’s probably not going to be a top 15 overall draft pick, but he’s going to be very, very productive.