2024 SEC WR Rankings: Luther Burden III, Tre Harris Lead Aerial Assaults

    Only one 1,000-yard receiver returns to the conference, and he leads the 2024 SEC WR Rankings. Who challenges for No. 2?

    Only two of the conference’s top 10 leaders in receiving yards return, leaving plenty of spots open for competition on the 2024 SEC WR Rankings. Like in recent seasons, transfers play a big role, as talent left and entered the conference, with more moves likely to happen during the spring portal.

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    10) Dominic Lovett and London Humphreys, Georgia Bulldogs

    Dominic Lovett was Georgia’s most productive WR last season, and with Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint and Ladd McConkey gone, he’ll likely repeat in 2024. Primarily a slot weapon, Lovett knows how to get open and work within the confines of Georgia’s offense. Although the Bulldogs deployed him closer to the line of scrimmage, Lovett showcased his downfield ability at Missouri in 2022.

    Then there is Vanderbilt transfer London Humphreys, a 6’3″ deep threat who posted a 22-439-4 receiving line as a true freshman last season. Dillon Bell and Rara Thomas also return, and Miami’s Colbie Young joins the fray, but Humphreys’ size/speed combination will make it difficult to keep him off the field.

    9) Squirrel White and Chris Brazzell II, Tennessee Volunteers

    The transition from Hendon Hooker to Joe Milton III wasn’t the smoothest, and although Squirrel White nearly doubled his receptions (67) and yards (803), he wasn’t as efficient. Nevertheless, he’ll put up numbers in Josh Heupel’s offense, especially if QB Nico Iamaleava lives up to the hype.

    Chris Brazzell II comes over from Tulane, where the 6’5″ pass catcher took 44 catches for 711 yards and five scores. His size and downfield ability will open up lanes for White underneath.

    8) Eugene Wilson III, Florida Gators

    While Ricky Pearsall worked downfield, true freshman Eugene Wilson III had to generate most of his production after the catch, which makes his 538 yards and six TDs even more impressive.

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    The Gators like to move their WRs around, which should benefit Wilson as the No. 1 WR in 2024. At 5’10” and 180 pounds, getting him in the slot will keep defenders’ hands off him and allow him to win off the line on two-way go’s.

    7) Andrew Armstrong, Arkansas Razorbacks

    Andrew Armstrong in 2023:

    • 56 receptions
    • 764 yards
    • 5 TDs

    The rest of Arkansas’ WRs:

    • 80 receptions
    • 802 yards
    • 10 TDs

    Safe to say he is the team’s leading WR. Taylen Green replaces KJ Jefferson under center, but having Armstrong will make the move easier for all involved.

    6) CJ Daniels and Kyren Lacy, LSU Tigers

    Losing Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. in the same offseason is difficult. Still, Brian Kelly and Co. used the transfer portal to their advantage, adding Liberty’s CJ Daniels and Mississippi State’s Zavion Thomas. Thomas will get his, but he’s firmly behind Daniels and returner Kyren Lacy on the depth chart.

    After missing most of 2022 with injuries, Daniels exploded in 2023, generating 1,067 yards and 10 TDs. His skill set translates at any level of football, so moving to the SEC shouldn’t impact his ability to produce. Across from Daniels, Lacy is ready to go from tertiary option to top target following a 30-557-7 season.

    5) Nic Anderson and Jayden Gibson, Oklahoma Sooners

    The Sooners are loaded at receiver. Nic Anderson led the way in 2023 as a redshirt freshman, hauling in 38 catches for 798 yards and 10 TDs. He outproduced target leader Jalil Farooq by a wide margin, which should result in more looks this season.

    Then there is the 6’5″ Jayden Gibson, who only caught 14 passes last year. But what he did with those 14 passes was utterly ridiculous: 375 yards and five TDs (26.8 yards per catch). With former five-star Jackson Arnold taking the reins of the offense, expect even more fireworks in 2024.

    4) Isaiah Bond, Texas Longhorns

    Isaiah Bond will reportedly work in Xavier Worthy’s role from last season — a role that posted a 75-1,014-5 receiving line — which is ideal, given Bond’s speed and acceleration.

    Head coach Steve Sarkisian is going to air it out, and with Quinn Ewers under center (or Arch Manning if Ewers struggles early), Bond should have no issue making a push for the first round of the 2025 NFL Draft.

    3) Antwane Wells Jr., Ole Miss Rebels

    An injury robbed us of another Antwane Wells Jr. masterclass, but he could rival his 2021 campaign (83-1,250-15) with Jaxson Dart throwing the ball and Lane Kiffin calling the plays. He’s a menace after the catch and simply knows how to get open.

    Pairing him with Tre Harris should cause every SEC defensive coordinator to throw their hands up and tell their OCs, “You better score some points.”

    2) Tre Harris, Ole Miss Rebels

    Speaking of Tre Harris, the LA Tech transfer joined the SEC and improved on his 2022 numbers, which should tell you all you need to know. On 54 catches, he moved the chains 37 times and scored eight TDs, meaning only nine of his receptions failed to make a significant impact.

    Harris is physical, maintains balance through contact, and is smooth in every facet of his game.

    1) Luther Burden III, Missouri Tigers

    Luther Burden III is a Heisman candidate as a true junior, and he isn’t just the top player in the 2024 SEC WR Rankings; he’s the top WR in the country. This time next year, we might be talking about him as the No. 1 receiver prospect in the 2025 NFL Draft.

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    After displaying his playmaking ability as a true freshman, LBIII torched SEC defenses to the tune of 1,212 yards and nine scores last season. He can win before the catch, at the catch point, and after the catch, owning the physical tools to dominate any corner across from him.

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    11) Jalil Farooq and Andrel Anthony, Oklahoma
    12) Theo Wease Jr. and Marquis Johnson, Missouri
    13) Jabre Barber, Jahdae Walker, and Cyrus Allen, Texas A&M
    14) Kelly Akharaiyi, Mississippi State
    15) Jordan Watkins, Ole Miss
    16) Dane Key, Barion Brown, and Ja’Mori Maclin, Kentucky
    17) Silas Bolden and Matthew Golden, Texas
    18) Colbie Young, Georgia
    19) Gage Larvadain and Jared Brown, South Carolina
    20) Robert Lewis, Auburn

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