Top 5 Wide Receivers in MSU History

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Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver Jameon Lewis (4) celebrates in the endzone after a touchdown against the LSU Tigers during the third quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

When discussing legendary players at Mississippi State, most fans aren’t likely to go straight to Wide Receiver looking for candidates. The Bulldogs throughout the course of their history have been a run first team. Wide receivers haven’t always been the most utilized players for Mississippi State.

This has started to change since Dan Mullen arrived. Chad Bumphis was the first highly rated receiver that Mullen brought to Starkville. He found hidden jewels in Jameon Lewis and De’Runnya Wilson. The crop of receivers that Mullen is finding teamed up with Dak Prescott at quarterback are leading the Bulldogs to places they have never been in the passing game.

So which ones are the best?

I wanted to put Jameon Lewis on the list, but the injuries that he suffered in 2014 kept him from producing the type of career that measures up to the players that are on here. His 2013 season was one of the best ever for a Mississippi State receiver, but it wasn’t enough by itself to push him into the top 5.

You also won’t find Bear Wilson. He could very well put himself on this list, but he isn’t there yet. He has the potential to surpass anything anyone has ever done at the position for Mississippi State, but he still needs more time to do so.

It wasn’t the easiest list to put together. The position has gone through some pretty drastic changes through the years. Offenses used to favor longer, less efficient passing plays, but today, the short passing game that allows the receiver to rack up yards after the catch is the preferred method of throwing the ball. Nevertheless, I give you the best 5 to ever line up at wide receiver for the Bulldogs.