Wisconsin Football: Top Five Big Ten Wide Receivers

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#1 – Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska

After a record-setting junior season for Nebraska, Stanley Morgan Jr. sits atop our Big Ten wide receiver rankings for 2018.

A second team All-Big Ten performer last season, he set program records for receiving yards (986) and 100-yard receiving games (5) to go along with a conference-leading 10 touchdown receptions.

A gifted pro prospect, Morgan could have been drafted last May. Fortunately for Husker fans, he put that speculation to rest pretty quickly and decided to return for his senior season.

Morgan will join J.D. Spielman to form arguably the conference’s top receiving duo in 2018. Like Spielman, he is going to have the opportunity to have a monster year in Nebraska’ new offense under Scott Frost.

Regardless of who emerges victorious from the quarterback battle brewing between Adrian Martinez and Tristan Gebbia, you can bet the winner will be targeting Morgan frequently. He is an experienced, reliable pass-catcher who can counted on to consistently come up with big plays and find the end zone. His presence should dramatically ease the learning curve for the new starter under center.

While unproven, Martinez and Gebbia are both talented players who showed promise in the spring game. If the Huskers can get some semblance of reliable quarterback play from them, Morgan’s already impressive numbers are going to rise in Frost’s up-tempo spread offense. It would be a shock if he fails to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in 2018.

Nebraska may not have the best season as Frost begins his rebuild of the program, but that’s won’t be due to Morgan’s play. Look for the senior to close his career with a bang before heading off to the league.

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