Wayne McGahee III

FSU Spring Questions: Wide Receiver

What are the pressing questions for the Florida State wide receivers this spring?

Spring Depth Chart

Position Starter 2nd Team 3rd Team
X Receiver Travis Rudolph George Campbell Ja'Vonn Harrison
Y Receiver Kermit Whitfield Nyqwan Murray
Z Receiver Bobo Wilson Ermon Lane Auden Tate

1. Which of the young receivers will step up this spring?

George Campbell has already been through one spring with the team, but Nyqwan Murray and Auden Tate will be making their spring debuts. All three are extremely talented, but currently sit behind three upperclassmen. The Seminoles need one of Campbell and Tate to step up and be the big receiver the Seminoles have been lacking the past two seasons. It will be hard for them to take away starting jobs, but there if they stand out enough, they could see significant playing time.

2. Can Travis Rudolph become consistent enough to be a No. 1 receiver?

Rudolph led the team in receiving last year with 59 catches for 916 yards, but 392 of those yards came in two games where Sean Maguire was the starting quarterback. Rudolph posted 5 games where he was under 40 yards receiving. Whichever quarterback wins the job will need Rudolph to be a consistent target. 

3. How Healthy will Wilson, Harrison, and Lane be?

Wilson and Lane are both coming off stress fractures in their foot, and Harrison is suffering from a hip injury. All three missed most of 4th Quarter drills in February. While Wilson is one of the starters, Lane and Harrison find themselves in a dog fight for playing time. The two combined for just 179 yards on 12 catches and 1 touchdown last season, and with the younger players pushing them, they will need good springs to reestablish their position. 

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