Northwestern Wide Receiver Preview

Check out my Northwestern wide receivers preview for WNUR Sports.

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WNUR’s Ari Ross (@aross50) breaks down the returning WRs for the upcoming Northwestern football season.

Northwestern’s offense hasn’t been known for it’s passing in years past as the ‘Cats passing offense was ranked No. 9 in the Big Ten in 2012. But with the transition to a more pass-heavy offense this past year with Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian, the Wildcats finished ranked No. 5 in the Big Ten in passing offense.

With Siemian expected to start this year, the ‘Cats should to pass the ball more than in years’ previous, leading to a heavier reliance on their wide receivers than in years past.

The Wildcats returns four of their top six pass catchers from last year in Seniors Tony Jones, Christian Jones, Kyle Prater and Junior Cameron Dickerson. In total, the ‘Cats return about 70 percent of their receiving production from 2013, only

Tony Jones (6) will look to replace Rashard Lawrence (17) and lead the receiver corps Tony…

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