Marquez Callaway and Jauan Jennings are the two best receivers on here, but we only listed Jennings as one of the guys most likely to win a postseason award. There’s a reason for that. We know that Jeremy Pruitt and Tyson Helton both come from systems to get the ball into the hands of your very best player.
Returning from injury, we know that Jennings is a gamer. Even if he doesn’t look the best in practice, which he apparently looks fine in, he’ll take it up a notch once it’s game time. This is a guy who just thrives in the spotlight.
That showed in 2016, when as the No. 2 receiver to Josh Malone he still came close to 1,000 yards on the season and had the two most memorable plays of the year: the go-ahead touchdown reception against the Florida Gators and the game-winning Hail Mary catch against the Georgia Bulldogs. If he can become the No. 1 guy this year, watch out.
As we said, Pruitt and Helton have a history of focusing heavily on their top playmakers in a season. Jennings is proven to be that top playmaker among all the receivers when it comes to the passing game. So they will go to him a lot.
If he truly is fully healthy, Jennings is the guy who knows how to change a game. He doesn’t just make plays. He makes them when they matter. That’s a huge deal, and it’s another reason he’s one of the best players on the team.