We continue with our national unit rankings, and today we're focusing on receiving corps. We'll unveil one unit per day and end Tuesday with overall coaching staffs.
When it comes to solid team groups, this is probably the weakest position in the nation. There are some productive duos, to be sure, but even the teams we have in the top 10 need other receivers to step up.
Here are the receiver unit rankings. Next up: offensive lines.
1. Notre Dame BUZZ: Michael Floyd and Golden Tate have as much talent as any receiving duo in the nation. Floyd is a big, physical guy, and Tate is a big-time deep threat and a dangerous return man. There is good depth at tight end, and sophomore Kyle Rudolph has the physical tools to be a star.
3. USC BUZZ: WR Damian Williams has All-America potential, and Ronald Johnson has the tools to be a productive deep threat. There is talented depth at wide receiver, albeit untested depth. TE Anthony McCoy should become more involved in the attack this season.
4. Texas Tech BUZZ: The Red Raiders will miss Michael Crabtree - and Eric Morris, too - but this still will be an extremely productive group. Detron Lewis will become the go-to receiver, and Edward Britton and Tramain Swindall should each catch at least 50 passes.
6. Houston BUZZ: This is a deep, talented unit. Five receivers who caught at least 25 passes return, headed by sophomore Tyron Carrier, a speedster (he qualified for the NCAA meet in the 200 meters) who has 100-catch potential.
8. Georgia BUZZ: A.J. Green lived up to his high school hype last season. But how much will he miss QB Matthew Stafford this season? There are numerous candidates to be the No. 2 guy. There are some good tight ends, though they're mostly used as blockers.