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2018 Texas Season Preview: Wide Receiver

Lil'Jordan Humphrey (Will Gallagher/IT)
Lil’Jordan Humphrey (Will Gallagher/IT)

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SEASON PREVIEWS
Defensive Line
Offensive Line
Quarterbacks and running backs
Defensive Backs
Linebackers
Tight Ends

If equating building a football team to building a car, a great group of wide receivers would be aftermarket wheels and performance tires. The coaching staff would be navigation, electronics, sensors, and in the case of Will Muschamp, the fuses. The offensive line would be the engine; the quarterback the drivetrain. Etcetera.

The point being, it doesn’t matter if your wheels and tires are nice if the rest of the car is broken down on the side of the road or driven into the ditch.

For 2018 Texas doesn’t have a $10,000 set of wheels, but these days many cars come equipped with upgraded stock wheels and tires that add a little flash to the entire package. That’s how Texas is rolling into the upcoming season.

If the rest of the offense is operating to specs, the staff should get a lot of miles out of the grouping.

Texas only has 10 players at the position, and only half have caught a pass in college, but assuming no major injuries, that shouldn’t matter. There’s a good overlap between talent and fit with what they do have.

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