Hot Button: Who Is The Best 2013 WR?

The Pony Stampede staff debates which 2013 commit is the best wide receiver in the class

Beionny Arguing For Jeremiah Gaines: Jeremiah Gaines will be a special player. For him to be 6-foot-3 235-pounds, running a 4.6 40-yard-dash while possessing the incredible athleticism that he does, it's quite remarkable. Last year, Gaines did everything for his team. He was a tight end, a wide receiver and a running back and produced at all three positions. With him being such a complete, player he is just difficult to match up against. He's too big for smaller corners, too fast and skilled for most linebackers and when matched up one-on-one with a safety, he'll make that play more times than not.

He's a smart kid, he works hard and he's so athletic that he's one of the best players on his high school basketball team as well. Gaines is sure handed and versatile to play both the inside and the outside. He's humble enough to be ok with not getting the ball all the time, and he's an excellent blocker for his teammates. Time and time again Gaines has said he will play wherever the team needs him to and I have a feeling that the team will have him playing somewhere as a true freshman.





Billy Arguing For JaBryce Taylor: JaBryce Taylor is a smooth customer on the field, who played big time high school football at Lufkin (TX). The 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver can come in and make an immediate impact at the outside receiver spot that is open for competition after a tough year for Keenan Holman. Not only can Taylor make an impact in the passing game, but in the return game as well, where he will compete with J.R. Richardson and Kenneth Acker and probably some of his fellow 2013 signees.

Taylor is an athletic receiver, who made some highlight reel catches during his time at Lufkin. His body control and hands are top notch. Taylor is the best receiver in this class because he adds an explosive edge to the outside that the Mustangs haven't seen from their current players. In the open space, he is really dangerous, but the one thing Taylor struggles with is getting off of the press, which SMU receivers coach Jason Phillips will work on when he gets to the Hilltop. His hands are great so improving his ability to use his hands to get off the line should not be an issue. Taylor is a big-time player from a big-time high school and will be a big-time player at SMU when he arrives this summer.

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