Top receivers on the Florida schedule

The Gators will face a majority of first year starting quarterbacks in conference play, but there are still plenty of dangerous receivers that Florida will face this season. Almost all of the receivers on this list are destined to go up against Florida's lockdown corner Vernon Hargreaves.

5. Georgia receiver Chris Conley: Injuries forced Conley into the role as the No. 1 receiver for Georgia down the stretch last season. He ended the year with a team-high 651 receiving yards, adding four touchdowns. He'll get some help this season. Michael Bennett is healthy, and by the end of the season, he could be the Georgia receiver that deserves this spot on the list.

But Conley proved what he could do last season. He'll be the safety blanket for first-year starting quarterback Hutson Mason. The 6-3, 206-pound receiver is a good route runner, and experiences most of his success because of that, but he also has the speed to run away from defenders in the open field.

4. South Carolina receiver Shaq Roland: You can't put one of these lists together without adding a receiver in Steve Spurrier's offense. Bruce Ellington is gone after 775 receiving yards and eight touchdowns last season. Damiere Byrd, who was second on the team with 575 yards last season, might be the logical choice to replace him, but all indications out of Columbia are that Roland is in for a breakout season.

As a sophomore last season, Roland had 445 receiving yards and five touchdowns. His shining moment last season came on a 65-yard touchdown pass on the first offensive play of the season for the Gamecocks against North Carolina.

3. Tennessee receiver Marquez North: He led the Volunteers with 496 receiving yards as a freshman last season, but it was easy to see how raw he was. North still had plenty of areas to improve, and after a full offseason in the program, it would be a surprise if he didn't take the next step and become one of the best receivers in the conference.

The issue for North will be getting the football, but it's the same issue he dealt with last season. Tennessee has no clear starter at quarterback, and the battle is expected to take place between Joshua Dobbs and Justin Worley. The Volunteers will be breaking in five new starters on the offensive line, are uncertain about the quarterback position and have no standout returning running back. With all those questions, North is one of the few sure things on the Tennessee offense.

2. Florida State receiver Rashad Greene: Kelvin Benjamin received most of the headlines last season because of his freakish athleticism and size, but Greene actually produced 1,128 yards to Benjamin's 1,011. However, Benjamin's 15 touchdowns were six more than Greene. The point is that Greene is still plenty dangerous and will have a big senior year. He could've left early but elected to return to school for his final year of eligibility.

While questions surround who will get the football to North, there's no doubt around that for Greene. Being the top target for returning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston makes Greene one that could actually surpasses his statistics from last season. His 6-0 size didn't earn him as much NFL Draft publicity as Benjamin, but the St. Thomas Aquinas product has been productive throughout his career.

1. Alabama receiver Amari Cooper: Statistically, last season was a down year for Cooper. He posted 736 yards and four touchdowns while dealing with injuries that forced him to miss two games. Even when he did play, it wasn't the same Cooper that burst onto the college football scene as a freshman for the Crimson Tide. He had 1,000 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns as a freshman.

This fall, Cooper should be healthy. His only healthy season came as a freshman, and he still managed to have a monster season and be one of the best receivers in the league. With experience under his belt and health finally on his side, Cooper is in for a big year. Florida State transfer Jacob Coker is expected to win the starting job, and even though the two haven't had a season together, Coker has the arm to get Cooper the ball.

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