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Jack Follman’s 2023 Pac-12 Wide Receiver Rankings

The top five spots are really tight and you could argue them in just about any order

Posted on May 30, 2023

  By Jack Follman, SuperWest Sports

This year’s Pac-12 receiver groups is one of the best you will ever see in the Conference.

There have been years recently where players in the double digits would have been first-team All-Pac-12 material. It may not be so clear this season.

The top five spots are really tight and you could argue them about just in any order.

It’s going to be a really fun and competitive group to watch.

1. Rome Odunze, Junior, Washington
Washington WR Rome Odunze | Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
Tough call between the top five here and McMillan and Odunze.

Their stats in 2022 were almost identical and they were equally impressive overall, but Odunze has a slighter higher ceiling as a bigger target.

2. Jalen McMillan, Junior, Washington
Washington WR Jalen McMillan | Steph Chambers/Getty Images
Really a coin flip between Odunze and McMillan and you really can’t go wrong.

McMillan is just so smooth but also deadly over the top it’s really hard to stop him.

3. Dorian Singer, Junior, USC
USC wide receiver Dorian Singer | Erik McKinney/WeAreSC
Singer might have had the best stats of any Pac-12 receiver last year while at Arizona.

It seems he could be even better at USC with Caleb Williams throwing to him.

4. Jacob Cowing, Senior, Arizona
Arizona WR Jacob Cowing | Rick Scuter/AP
Cowing was right there with Singer last year and is a powerful target with amazing speed.

He should have a huge season as the clear number one in Tucson.

5. Troy Franklin, Junior, Oregon
Oregon WR Troy Franklin | Ducks Wire – USA TODAY
Franklin is right there with the four receivers above him.

His stats were just a little lighter in 2022, but he was Bo Nix’ go-to and play-for-play one of the scariest receivers in the Pac-12.

6. Tetairoa McMillan, Sophomore, Arizona
Arizona WR Tetairoa McMillan | Arizona Athletics
The underclassmen could be part of the top five once the season starts.

He has elite size and skills and was super dangerous as a true freshman.

7. Elijhah Badger, Junior, Arizona State
ASU wide receiver Elijhah Badger | Sun Devil Athletics
One of the more underrated players in the conference, he was really good in 2022.

He pulled in 70 receptions for over 800 yards and seven TDs last year.

8. J.Michael Sturdivant, Sophomore, UCLA
UCLA wide receiver J.Michael Sturdivant | David Zalubowski/AP
At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, he was deadly as a freshman last year with 65 receptions for 700 plus yards and seven TDs.

He was becoming a star in one year at Cal and has taken his talent down to UCLA.

9. Jeremiah Hunter, Senior, Cal
California wide receiver Jeremiah Hunter Godofredo A. Vásquez/AP
Another big target who was great for Cal in 2022.

He had nearly 1,000 yards receiving and caught five touchdowns last year.

10. Tahj Washington, Senior, USC
Trojan WR Tahj Washington | USC Athletics
Washington had a really good first year with Lincoln Riley in town and should build on that in 2023.

50 receptions last year for nearly 800 yards and six touchdowns.

11. Mario Williams, Junior, USC
USC wide receiver Mario Williams | Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
The Oklahoma transfer was good in 2022—40 receptions, 600 plus yards, and five touchdowns.

Yet, it feels he still could get even better in 2023 and be a crazy good No. 2 receiver for USC.

12. Ja’Lynn Polk, Sophomore, Washington
Washington WR Ja’Lynn Polk | The Seattle Times
A big play receiver for the Huskies who grabbed six touchdowns in 2023.

He’s one of the best No. 3 receivers in the nation.

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