Mullaney named to Biletnikoff watch list

OREGON STATE's Brandin Cooks won the award last year. This season, Beaver wide receiver Richard Mullaney is in the hunt, having been named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award preseason watch list.

Richard Mullaney this past season fought through injuries to post 788 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 52 receptions.

The 6-3 Mullaney has excellent hands and he should become the Beavs' go-to receiver in 2014 according to Rob Rang of CBS Sports.

"Mullaney is nowhere near the athlete that Cooks (or former OSU standout Markus Wheaton) are but his height, superb hands and experience should help him emerge as the Beavers' top receiver in 2014," Rang wrote. "Mullaney tracks the ball well, showing good hand-eye coordination and body control to haul in tough grabs while getting hit. He has functional quickness and speed and uses size, hand strength and precise route-running to get off the line of scrimmage and gain separation."

Ten semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award will be named on Nov. 17. That list will be pared down to three a week later, with the award presented to the nation's top receiver on Dec. 11.

Beavers on Preseason Watch Lists
Michael Doctor, Sr., LB – Lott IMPACT Trophy (top defender)
Connor Hamlett, Sr., TE – John Mackey Award (top tight end)
Sean Mannion, Sr., QB – Maxwell Award (top player) Lott Trophy (top defender)
Steven Nelson, Sr., CB – Bronko Nagurski Trophy (top defender)
Isaac Seumalo, Jr., C – Rimington Trophy (top center), Outland Trophy (top interior lineman)

Richard Mullaney, Jr., WR - Biletnikoff Award (top wide receiver)

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