Wisconsin Football: Top Five Big Ten Wide Receivers

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#3 – Parris Campbell, Ohio State

Parris Campbell has been one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the Big Ten over the last few seasons.

One of the fastest players you will find in all of college football, the Buckeyes’ fifth-year senior and team captain is fully capable of taking it to the house each time the ball is in his hands. Wisconsin fans can sadly attest to this after watching Campbell torch the Badgers in last season’s Big Ten Championship.

An all-conference performer last season at both receiver and kick returner, he recorded 40 receptions for 584 yards and had 18 plays of 20 or more yards.

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Buckeyes will not be lining up with star quarterback J.T. Barrett under center. One of the top quarterbacks in program history, he exhausted his eligibility last season and is now backing up Drew Brees on the New Orleans Saints.

Though the loss of Barrett hurts, based on preseason buzz, it looks as though there may not be much of a drop off with the new starter, Dwayne Haskins. In fact, many feel that Haskins could ultimately be an upgrade from Barrett in the passing game with his rocket arm.

If Haskins is as good advertised this season, Campbell’s receiving numbers could skyrocket. With his game-breaking speed, he should be Haskins’ top downfield threat and favorite toy, putting up a ton of receiving yards and touchdowns in the process. You can also expect him to keep getting plenty of looks on the ground on jet sweeps and giving opponents headaches in the return game as well.

Campbell definitely looks to be in a position to have the biggest season of his career in 2018. We could be talking about him as one of the top five receivers in the country by the end of the year.