Who will step up for Auburn at WR in 2021? Let's breakdown all the candidates.
The Tigers return just 15.05% of their WR production from 2020. The position group is light on experience — but heavy on potential.
WR Ze’Vian Capers (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
A sense of newness is all over Auburn football in 2021. The head coach is new. The coordinators are new. All but one position coach is new. Players are coming and going through the widening transfer portal.
But there might not be a single group of people in the program that embodies that newness more than what’s happening to the Tigers at wide receiver.
No matter if Gus Malzahn was coaching on the Plains or close to Disney World in 2021, Auburn’s receivers were going to have to go through a massive overhaul this offseason. The top three receivers from each of the last two seasons — Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz and Eli Stove — are all off to the NFL.
At the moment, Auburn is set to return 25.92% of its receiving yards from a season ago. That’s lower than any percentage that Auburn had during the Malzahn era, including the transition from the Cam Newton-led 2010 national championship offense to the highly inexperienced group of 2011. (Th…