"I'm going to be honest with you,
people don't look at me as fast, but I can beat about everybody on this team
Wide receiver could be the most talented position in 2006, especially as far as depth is concerned. The Tigers will feature an array of different talent at the position, ranging from tall to fast to agile and great hands.
With so much talent, competition
and expectations are high at the position. Senior receiver Dwayne Bowe believes
he is the strongest wideout on the team and a natural leader, while other
players like Holiday and
Going into last years 2005 season,
This season he wants to do more.
"I just want to be consistent
without being hurt,"
Other players like freshman
receiver Brandon LaFell, a 6-3, 181 lb native of
"This is one of the best situations I have ever been in," LaFell said. "I had to wait my turn behind Dwayne Bowe and the other guys, but I learned a lot. I learned how to get open. This is one of the best things to ever happen to me."
LaFell redshirted his freshman year in 2005, and now has a great opportunity to play with the departure of Xavier Carter. LaFell is so anxious to play, he put in the extra practice and workout time over the summer and gained almost 28 lbs of muscle for a 190 lb total.
"It was a lot of work in the weight room and a lot of extra time after practice," LeFell said. "It seems as I got bigger I got stronger and faster. I feel like I got a little faster. Bowe is the perfect example. He is all muscle. That is all [Tommy] Moffitt told me when I first got here."
Now with the strength of Bowe and
LaFell, the hands and speed of