2015 Depth Chart Projections: Wide Receivers

It's a wide open race as Utah replaces their top receivers

The Candidates
Deniko Carter (Jr)
Jameson Field (So)
Kyle Fulks (So)
Delshawn McClellon (Jr)
Tim Patrick (Sr)
Kenneth Scott (Sr)
Raelon Singleton (R-Fr)
Alfred Smith (Fr)
Tyrone Smith (Fr)
George Wilson (Fr)
Kenric Young (So)

The Favorites
Kenneth Scott, Tim Patrick, Delshawn McClellon
Scott is coming off of a season in which he led the Utes in receptions with 48 and is pretty much locked into his spot. Didn't look as explosive in 2014 as he did in 2012, but was still very productive. Patrick assumed a starting role midway through the season last year, surprising a lot of people with his ball-skills and downfield blocking. If he's fully recovered from a nasty injury suffered last season, or close to it, should be a near-lock to start. McClellon probably has the biggest battle on his hands to win a starting spot, but is the most seasoned of any of the returners. He's got plenty of speed, and can grab the job if his route running has improved. Hasn't been productive much at Utah, but now is his chance to shine.

The Darkhorses
Kyle Fulks, Deniko Carter, and Tyrone Smith
Sensing a theme here? All of the three listed above are junior college players, which means that there is often less film and analysis on them. Fulks will get a shot at receiver, but could also end up at corner. He has a lot of speed and wiggle. Could be a nice option out of the slot. Carter is a long-strider and really moves well. A dangerous deep ball threat. Smith may be the biggest unknown, but possesses great size at 6-4, 197 pounds. Utah has had JC wide receiver hits in guys like Kaelin Clay and Tim Patrick last season, but also quite a few misses with Andre Lewis, Anthony Denham, and Dexter Ransom, among others. All three bring something different to the table, but will that be in 2015?

The Other Candidates
Kenric Young got a lot of run late in the season last year after the injuries piled up, but had only 1 catch for -1 yard. He can absolutely fly and should be a nice deep threat that is utilized more. Will compete for a starting spot. Raelon Singleton was injured on the first day of fall camp and redshirted last year as a freshman. He's got good size, but is probably still a year or two away from competing for time. Jameson Field had 1 catch last year, but should get more opportunities this season. He's not the biggest guy, but catches everything. George Wilson has great size and was a nice grab for the Utes this recruiting cycle. Has a college-ready body. Alfred Smith is a probably redshirt guy.

2015 Projected Wide Receiver Depth Chart
X Receiver
Kenneth Scott
Deniko Carter
Raelon Singleton

H Receiver
Delshawn McClellon
Jameson Field
Kyle Fulks
Alfred Smith

Z Receiver
Tim Patrick
Kenric Young
George Wilson
Tyrone Smith

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