PFF ranks Ole Miss as the No.2 wide receiving corp in college football ahead of a surprising team

Ole Miss fans know this wide receiver room is one of the best in the nation. PFF has a significantly higher rating than other media sites regarding the Rebels WR Corp.
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Over the past weekend, we saw two wide receivers commit to Ole Miss from the transfer portal. The room was already strong, with the two additions adding depth at each WR position for the Rebels.

A handful of media outlets have already ranked the Ole Miss wide receiver room as high as No. 4 in the nation. However, PFF went higher than that in their latest top college football wide receiver corps.

Max Chadwick, a college football analyst at PFF, had the Ole Miss wide receiver room ranked No. 2, just behind Oregon. Surprisingly, he had the Rebels ahead of Ohio State, who was ranked No.3.

Despite Ohio State's wide receiver talent in their program, Ole Miss has much more returning experience, with Tre Harris and Jordan Watkins. They also have former South Carolina receiver Antwane Wells, who has put up good numbers in the SEC with the Gamecocks in 2022.

Behind them, Ole Miss has Deion Smith, who proved he could play at the top level as a freshman with LSU. After a few seasons in JUCO, Smith is back in the FBS, looking to show he still has the qualities to do it against the best. They have much more behind these four players. However, it's not just the quantity that has the Rebels ranked so high.

Does Ole Miss have the best wide receiver room in the SEC?

Though PFF believes Ole Miss has the best wide receiver corps in the SEC, does this hold? Georgia and Texas are the two teams that could argue that they should be ahead of the Rebels.

In Georgia's case, they have Rara Thomas and Dominic Lovett returning. However, only Lovett broke the 500-receiving-yard mark in 2023. They have talent, but just like Ohio State, it's unproven on the biggest of stages.

Texas lost three of its receivers to the NFL after an excellent 202 seasons. However, it has acquired Isaiah Bond, Matthew Golden, and Silas Bolden from the transfer portal, all talented players. It also has highly recruited freshmen and sophomores behind them who could be very special.

What swings it for Ole Miss is that two of their productive receivers are returning to the program after big 2023 seasons in the SEC, with Antwane Wells also showing he can perform in one of the big Power 5 conferences.

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