OSU football: Taking a closer look at the receivers and Cowboy backs
STILLWATER — Running down the list of Oklahoma State’s potential pass-catchers, you’ll find few surprises.
Only one player — Tyron Johnson — who caught more than 15 passes a year ago is gone, and five guys who combined for 196 catches are back.
Graduate transfer Jordan McCray is a wild card, along with redshirt freshman C.J. Moore and junior Patrick McKaufman. Each of the three is listed on the depth chart as the potential starter at the wideout position opposite Tylan Wallace. And of course, someone from that trio could be asked to help as a backup when Wallace needs a breather.
Here’s a look at Oklahoma State’s receivers and Cowboy backs:
Tylan Wallace (Jr., 6-0, 185)
Dillon Stoner (RJr., 6-0, 198)
Landon Wolf (RJr., 5-11, 174)
Jordan McCray (RSr., 6-6, 187)
C.J. Moore (RFr., 6-5, 175)
Patrick McKaufman (RJr., 6-6, 200)
Braydon Johnson (RSo., 6-1, 195)
Tyrell Alexander (RJr., 6-1, 182)
Langston Anderson (Fr., 6-1, 192)
Jelani Woods (RSo., 6-7, 265)
Logan Carter (RJr., 6-4, 245)
Dayton Metcalf (RJr., 6-4, 237)
This season: Wallace is a star, and Stoner has become a reliable inside receiver, as well as a big-play threat. Wolf emerged last season to catch 33 passes despite not breaking into the lineup until the fifth game. How things will work with the McCray/Moore/McKaufman triangle has yet to reveal itself, but all three have skills and size that can make them impact players. Same goes for Woods, who only caught seven passes a season ago — his first at Cowboy back after moving from quarterback. He stands to see his role in the offense blossom with the added experience.
The future: Anderson is listed as the third-teamer behind Wallace, and it’s possible he could find his way onto the field this year. No other true freshman cracked the offensive depth chart. Either way, he has the makings of a future playmaker. Brennan Presley of Bixby is the only receiver currently committed to the Cowboys, but they could still try to add another, despite having only one senior in the group. At Cowboy back, true freshman Grayson Boomer should benefit from a year behind some experienced players to develop, and Salina, Kansas, product Quinton Stewart is committed in the 2020 class.