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Any way you want to do it. 1-5, two deep, whatever.
Not really sure how they will fill in xyz so I will go 1-5 as far as amount of plays they will see.
Next man up will be Kings. Too much time invested in the older receivers last year to let them get passed up, however, Kings, Madaris , and other young players will push for more pt. I think the leash on Lippett and Fowler is much shorter this year.
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Garrrrr!!! Knew I was forgetting someone. I dont know enough to figure this out. Reminds me of the safety position, who gets left out?
edit: Lippett needs to go back to db. If I had to guess how it plays out, he is a big play waiting to happen, but his hands are inconsistent. I think he eventually gets passed up if he stays at wr.
This post was edited by WalterSobchak19 17 months ago
X - Burbridge, Mumphery
Y - Fowler, Madaris
Z - Arnett, Sims, Kings
This post was edited by Frank Reynolds 17 months ago
How could you have Arnett first coming out of fall camp?
Coming out of fall camp, I would say it was; Z-Sims then Kings/Arnett since they barely got on the field.
this thread makes me feel depressed thinking about how deep we thought we were last year only to watch a house of horrors unfold.
As for the OP, Burbridge and Mumphrey are the only two that have shown anything. The rest are a big ?
Fowler was pretty good in the 2nd half of the season
I agree completely, but I have a feeling Fowler continues to fit in well as #2 behind AB. I thought he improved so much once AB stepped in. Those 3 I feel will be the core. The rest are ???
Based on last year, I think the top three guys MSU wants on the field are Burbridge, Mumphrey, and Fowler.
Lippett got better as the year went on, but i think there's a kerfuffle of guys in the mix after those three. It'll be interesting to see who separates from the pack during spring ball / fall camp.
I think this is pretty much spot on, at least how the season played out. I'd say there is a pretty clear line between the top 3 as far as knowing what we are getting and a whole lot of mud afterward. It will be interesting to see how things sort themselves out between now and Game 1.
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Lippett not in the mix?
I think that the staff would be wise to find a package for Kings. Of all the players that the staff have told us have the kmart "quick twitch" playmaking ability, Kings is the only one that I have seen do it on the field, and that was in his very limited action. Maybe Arnett to a lesser degree.
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This is going to be a fascinating battle. It is really too close to call.
I think Fowler ia going to be the #1 receiver. He has size, he has speed, and he has experience. Hopefully he will be coming off his first healthy offseason in 3 years going into the fall. He was our best receiver down the stretch and that should only help his confidence.
I think #2 is going to be Mumphery. He's been sort of the steady eddie guy who made a few eye catching plays that give hope for his development.
I think #3 will be Burbridge. I think he will have some big changes physically, technically, and in knowledge. He could battle Mumphery for the #2 spot, but he needs to keep developing to do that.
I think #4 is Lippett. I'm not sure people realize how much of a speed threat he is. During the OSU game, they were struggling mightily to cover him. However, he really needs to work on his strength and technique to help get off jams and get separation. He was injured last Spring and thst really hurt his WR development after a year at DB as a freshman.
It's really a roll of the dice when it comes to the slot guys. Arnett, Kings, and Sims are pretty much neck and neck. I think they will be more situational players seeing the field on 3+ receivers sets.
Madaris and Kerrick are probably not going to see the field.
So if I'm putting together a depth chart it would be
X: Fowler, Burbridge, Kerrick
Z: Mumphery, Lippett, Madaris
Y: Arnett, Kings, Sims
For the two deeps I don't think it will really matter. I think MSU has so much receiver depth that they are going to rotate guys in and out to stay fresh so they can wear down a secondary.
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The thing is, I think we have a ton of talent at WR, maybe the most we've had in a long time. Problem is, none of that has translated to productivity.
This is what i'd do:
X: Burbridge, Lippett, Madaris
Z: Mumphery, Fowler
Y: Arnett, Sims
Whoever catches the ball. I think the staff knows how big of a mistake they made in giving the entire receiving corps half a season to learn to catch. And an even bigger mistake in burning redshirts for very, very limited action. It pisses me off to no end that the starters didn't begin catching the ball until redshirts were burned for the young guys, who then were relegated to the bench.
Caesar? Or is he now a full time TE
This post was edited by DnvrSprtnhd 17 months ago
TE. Hope he can bring some kind of threat to the passing game.
Pretty hard to put any kind of ordered list up. I think the one certainty is Burbridge starting. After that nobody jumps out to me as a lock solid contributor. Madaris is getting some run here lately because Dantonio recently said he was right with Burbridge before an injury shut him down for a while. But none of Mumphery, Fowler, Lippet, or Arnett have done enough on the field to make me think they're locked in. Hopefully everyone is getting better but this corps is just a big worry to me as the QB situation is.
Burbridge is the top receiver.
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Based on what? Potential? Maybe, but he hasn't shown it on the field yet. Not enough to be the #1 yet.
*Facepalm* thought Burbridge was Fowler... Disregard.
This post was edited by MRP0 17 months ago
No way Fowler is number one, he has sooo many drops, then sometimes he tips it in the air or fumbles and he's inconsistent as hell. I hope we see Madaris play.
Early on, yes. But he was our best receiver by the end of the year. Plus, it isn't like Fowler was by himself in drops. Burbridge was worse at drops than Fowler by the end of the year.
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