Wide receivers/tight ends
2016 review: John Ross III led the team with 81 catches for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns. He declared for the NFL Draft and will difficult to replace. His teammate Dante Pettis pulled in 53 passes for 822 yards and 15 TD catches. Even Chico McClatcher pulled down 31 catches for 574 years, averaging an outstanding 18.5 yards per catch.
With the First Pick
Tight End Darrell Daniels will be NFL bound, leaving a wake of 17 catches for 307 years.
2017 outlook: Dante Pettis will likely be slotted as the team’s No. 1 receiver. Chico McClatcher should find himself assuming a WR2 role. Aaron Fuller, Andre Baccellia, Quinten Pounds, Brayden Lenius and K.J. Young will all compete for larger roles this year as well.
Tight-ends Drew Sample, Will Dissly, David Ajamu, Michael Neal return, and grayshirt Jacob Kizer will join the team this season.
2016 review: The 2016 offensive line held plenty of questions, but answered them all. Seniors Jake Eldrenkamp and Shane Brostek have graduated. But Trey Adams, Coleman Shelton, Kaleb McGary, Andrew Kirkland, and Nick Harris will all return
2017 outlook: With four of the five Peach Bowl starters returning, this offensive line is in great shape. The group has played together for some time. Eldrenkamp will likely be replaced by Jesse Sosebee. The team has also secured commitments from two 2017 recruits in 4-star recruit offensive tackle Henry Bainivalu, as well as 3-star recruit offensive tackle Cole Norgaard. The team continues to recruit until National Signing Day, and as such may have further announcements for the position.