Top 5 Weapons for Dodd

Turning the calendars to June and concluding the spring evaluation period, introduces a new series. The "30 lists in 30 days" series is designed to lead us into the camp circuit. Have your own thoughts on one of our lists? Feel free to debate on the message boards. Today and yesterday, we look at the top weapons in Chas Dodd's arsenal this season.

There are some new names, old names and much improved names on the list of reasons why Chas Dodd is poised to avoid a sophomore slump at quarterback.

5.) WR Brandon Coleman — Coleman has yet to do it in a game, but was a beast throughout the spring. He capped off his torrid spring with 78 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

With four years of eligibility, the 6-foot-6 Coleman will be a major weapon for the Scarlet Knights.

4.) TEs Paul Carrezola and D.C. Jefferson — Neither Carrezola nor Jefferson have a strong, on-field track record, but both are crucial to moving the chains this season in Frank Cignetti's offense.

The pair are co-starters coming out of spring and form one of the more interesting position battles going into training camp.

3.) WR Mark Harrison — Harrison formed a tremendous connection with Dodd during last season, including a stretch of four consecutive games with a touchdown reception.

Harrison finished as the team-leader in receptions, yards and touchdowns from scrimmage during a breakout sophomore campaign.

2.) WR Mohamed Sanu — Harrison had the better 2010 season, but Sanu has more experience and is a challenge to take down in the open field.

Sanu is second on the team behind fifth-year senior Joe Martinek in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns. His versatility, experience and leadership take pressure off Dodd as well as give him a very physical target.

1.) Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti — Dodd had a strong freshman season after taking over for Tom Savage, but the best way for him to truly grow as a college quarterback is with a new system.

Instead of running off the field every other play for a Wildcat and continually being stuck in 3rd and long situations, Dodd has a more complex offense at his disposal. Along with an abundance of talent at receiver, the fullback and tight end are a key part of Cignetti's system and give Dodd even more options.

Fullbacks and tight ends combined for 14 receptions last season. That will be two surpassed two games into this season.

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