The one big thing Auburn wants to see out of its wide receiver room in fall camp
Bryan Harsin, Mike Bobo and Cornelius Williams has a talented but inexperienced WR group. Here's how they'll look to create separation over the next month.
WR Ja’Varrius Johnson (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
The quarterbacks get a ton of attention in the preseason, even if it’s unlikely that the two-year returning starter and SEC Media Days representative will be unseated by the younger incoming transfer.
The receivers who will be catching balls from those quarterbacks could and should be the subjects of a massive storyline when Auburn opens its first fall camp later today.
On a roster under a first-year staff that has plenty of question marks, the newness and unfamiliarity are present most at wide receiver. The Tigers lost the trio who made up the team’s top three receivers for each of the last two seasons — Seth Williams, Anthony Schwartz and Eli Stove.
And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the inexperience surface, as evidenced by these findings from February:
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 th…