2018 Washington Football Outlook at Wide Receiver

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tight end Hunter Bryant
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tight end Hunter Bryant /
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chico McClatcher
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 09: Wide receiver Chico McClatcher /

Washington Football team fan guide to 2018 wide receivers.

There is a lot of buzz around the 2018 Washington Football team. For the Huskies, wide receiver is going to be this team’s biggest question mark. Why? Well, the team must replace a huge piece of production from graduating Dante Pettis. But that transition will be smoother than you think.
Tight end Hunter Bryant will be healthy.  Even though he’s a tight end, he proved to be quarterback Jake Browning’s security blanket in 2017 before falling for injury.

Bryant will provide room for some of the young receivers to grow. Ty Jones should have a much bigger impact, he could possibly start this season. Aaron Fuller and Andre Baccellia should play a bigger role this year. Hopefully speedster Chico McClatcher will be healthy, as he will be another big piece for Jake Browning.

Spring fling

Look for recruits to make a name for themselves in the spring, but most of them might end up with a redshirt. It feels to me like Marquis Spiker might be the only one that sees the field. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Austin Osborne was a redshirt in 2018. Devin Culp is currently listed as a receiver, but if he sees the field it would be as a tight end. He is a very similar player to Hunter Bryant, and he could make a big impact this year. Spiker and Culp should both see some playing time this year, when that time will be is going to be up to Chris Petersen.

A possible breakout player to watch this season is Ty Jones. An Army All American coming out of Provo, Utah is a huge target at 6-foot-4. He was able to play a little bit last year, and Chris Petersen definitely trusts him. He was the only freshman receiver to see playing time in 2017. Fellow recruits Terrell Bynum and Alex Cook were both redshirts. Jones should see his snaps and targets go way up this season. He’ll be able to have his way with Pac-12 DB’s, and my bold prediction for Jones is that he will earn All Pac-12 honors.

Don’t sleep on Bynum

Since I already mentioned him, let’s talk about Terrell Bynum. He could be a sleeper pick for a starting spot, depending on how he performs this spring. According to 247 Sports, Bynum came into school as a higher ranked receiver than Jones. As exciting as his potential is, he might see very limited time this year with the first team.

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This receiver group is incredibly talented but also has a lot of questions around it. They are very young and inexperienced for the most part. Chico McClatcher is coming off of a broken ankle. Aaron Fuller and Andre Baccellia have 65 career catches between them. Just to put that into perspective, Dante Pettis had 63 last season. There is a lot of potential in this group, but guys are going to need to step up to help out their quarterback.