It’s been a debate for some time, who is WRU in college football? LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are always in the argument. However, should Ole Miss not be in the conversation? After this weekend’s performances from past Rebels receivers, they might just be.
There is always the debate in college football, who should have the title of WRU? Over the last several seasons, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama are the front runners in the conversation. However, Ole Miss might just be on the cusp of WRU.
This weekend in the NFL, four Ole Miss wide receivers lead their respective teams in receiving yards. A.J. Brown, DK Metcalf, Elijah Moore and Jonathan Mingo all had solid games for their NFL teams in week 13.
A.J. Brown has been on a tear this season, reaching 1,164 receiving yards, putting him fourth on the NFL leaderboard. Brown also became the first receiver to record 125+ receiving yards in six consecutive games.
In his five seasons in the NFL, Brown now has four 1,000-yard seasons. two of those coming in a Tennessee Titans side who ran the ball a lot. Brown finished in the top five in receiving yards last season and is on track to do the same again this time around.
DK Metcalf had six receptions for 134 receiving yards and three touchdowns in his Seattle sides loss to Dallas. Metcalf has seen his form fluctuate over the last few seasons, having seen huge success in his first two seasons.
The other two receivers to lead their teams in receiving yards at the weekend were Elijah Moore of the Cleveland Browns and Jonathan Mingo from the Carolina Panthers.
Moore was traded to the Browns from the New York Jets at the start of the season. Despite the troubles at quarterback, Moore has racked up 501 yards this season.
Jonathan Mingo is in his rookie season, with a rookie quarterback in Bryce Young. It’s been tough going for Mingo. However, the big-bodied receiver has improved his production in the back end of the season.
All four of the above players were selected in the second round of their draft Years, showing you don’t need to be a first-round selection to be successful.
Ole Miss may be just behind the big boys in the WRU conversation. However, they are showing that if you are a receiver who has aspirations to get to the NFL, Ole Miss is one of the places to be.