Ranking the best college wide receivers heading into the 2015 season: Where do Matthews and Sharp rank?

Although some amazing play-makers are off to the NFL, there are still some fantastic college receiver returning for the 2015 campaign . There are great possession receivers and speedsters that can stretch the defense of even the best teams. There are also plenty of game breakers – the kind of players that are hard to stop even when they are double-teamed.

This list ranks the best of the best of those great wideouts. The players that will cause fits for the opposing secondary on a weekly basis.

Here is the list of the best college wide receivers heading into the 2015 season.

H.M. Hunter Sharp, senior, wide receiver

Sharp will be the No. 1 weapon for the Aggies once he gets on the field. In 2014, he had five games with at least five catches and four straight games with at least 130 yards receiving. His best game came in a 34-16 win over Air Force when he had 12 receptions for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he caught 66 passes for 939 yards and seven touchdowns.

H.M. Devonte Boyd, sophomore, UNLV

Boyd was very impressive even though the Rebels had a disappointing season. He had six games with at least catches and three games with more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 34-20 loss to Utah State when he had six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown.

For the season, he caught 65 passes for 980 yards and four touchdowns.

H.M. Jakeem Grant, senior, Texas Tech

Grant was one of the best wideouts in the Big 12 during 2014. He had eight games with at least five catches and three games with more than 100 yards. His best game came in the 48-46 loss to Baylor when he had five receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown.

For the season, he caught 67 passes for 938 yards and seven touchdowns.

H.M. Teldrick Morgan, junior, New Mexico State

Morgan had a very good showing during a terrible season for the Aggies. He had seven games with at least seven catches and four games with at least 100 yards receiving. His best game came in a 42-24 loss to UTEP when he had eight receptions for 202 yards and a score.

For the season, he caught 75 passes for 903 yards and seven touchdowns.

H.M. Daniel Braverman, junior, Western Michigan

Braverman took a huge step forward during his sophomore year with the Broncos. He had 12 games with at least five catches and four games of at least 100 yards. His most impressive performance came in a 45-33 win over Idaho when he had five receptions for 122 yards and two scores.

For the season, he caught 86 passes for 997 yards and six touchdowns.

25. Michael Thomas, junior, Ohio State

While his numbers weren’t huge in 2014, his skills are undeniable. He had seven games with at least four receptions and a touchdown in eight games. One of his best games came in a 49-37 win over Michigan State when he had three catches for 91 yards and a score.

For the season, he caught 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns.

24. Demarcus Robinson, junior, Florida

Robinson had some fantastic performances during the 2014 season. He had four games with at least five receptions and four games with more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 36-30 triple-overtime win over Kentucky when he had 15 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he caught 53 passes for 810 yards and seven scores.

23. Travin Dural, junior, LSU

Dural was a huge deep-threat for the Tigers in 2014. He averaged 20.5 yards per reception and had three games with more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 56-0 win over Sam Houston State when he had three catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, he caught 37 passes for 758 yards and seven touchdowns.

22. Mitch Mathews, senior, BYU

Mathews had a big season catching passes from Taysom Hill and Christian Stewart. He had five games with at least six receptions and for games of more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 42-35 loss to Nevada when he caught 16 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

On the season, he had 73 catches for 922 yards and nine touchdowns.

21. Josh Reynolds, junior, Texas A&M

Reynolds was a touchdown machine for the Aggies in 2014. He had six games of at least five catches and four games with two touchdowns. His best game came in a 34-27 loss to Missouri when he had five receptions for 125 yards and two scores.

For the season, he caught 52 passes for 842 yards and 13 touchdowns.

20. Leonte Carroo, senior, Rutgers

Carroo was a huge weapon for the Scarlet Knights in 2014. He had four games of a least six receptions and six games of more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 31-6 win over Tulane he caught seven passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, he totaled 55 catches for 1,086 yards and 10 touchdowns.

19. Roger Lewis, sophomore, Bowling Green

Lewis had a fantastic freshman season for the Falcons. He had six games with at least five catches and six games of more than 100 yards. His best game came in the 33-28 win over South Alabama when he caught four passes for 137 yards and two scores.

For the season, he totaled 73 receptions for 1,093 yards and seven touchdowns.

18. Mike Williams, junior, Clemson

Williams was a huge target for the Tigers in 2014. He had five games with at least six catches and four games with more than 100 yards. His best game came in the 41-0 win over North Carolina State when he caught six passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he had 57 receptions for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns.

17. Keevan Lucas, junior, Tulsa

Lucas was the Gold Hurricane’s go-to receiver during 2014. He had five games of at least 10 receptions and five games with at least 100 yards. His best game of the year came in a 38-31 double-overtime win over Tulane when he caught 13 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns.

On the season, he had 101 catches for 1,219 yards and 11 touchdowns.

16. Tajae Sharpe, senior, Massachusetts

Sharpe had a tremendous junior season even though the Minutemen struggled. He had six games with at least six receptions and four games with more than 150 yards. One of his best games came in a 24-10 win over Ball State when he had 13 catches for 239 yards.

For the season, he caught 85 passes for 1,281 yards and seven touchdowns.

15. Laquon Treadwell, junior, Mississippi

Treadwell had a great start to 2014 before his season ended early with injury. He had at least four catches in every game he played and had three games with more than 100 yards. His best performance came in a 24-3 win over Memphis when he totaled five receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he caught 48 passes for 632 yards and five touchdowns in nine games.

14. River Cracraft, junior, Washington State

Cracraft was one of the favorite targets of Connor Halliday in 2014. He had six straight games of at least seven catches and four games 100 yards or more. His best game in the 60-59 loss to California when he caught 11 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, he had 66 receptions for 771 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games.

13. Jordan Payton, senior, UCLA

Payton was a very consistent target for the Bruins during his junior year. He had nine games with at least five catches and three games with more than 100 yards. His best showing came in a 62-27 win over Arizona State when he caught five passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he had 67 receptions for 954 yards and seven scores.

12. Artavis Scott, sophomore, Clemson

Scott had a terrific freshman season for the Tigers. He had eight games with at least six receptions and four games with more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 35-17 win over South Carolina when he had seven catches for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he caught 76 passes for 965 yards and eight scores.

11. KD Cannon, sophomore, Baylor

Cannon is an impressive talent who should improve on a stellar freshman campaign. In 2014, he had six game of at least six catches and four games of more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 70-6 win over Northwestern State when he caught six passes for 223 yards and three scores.

On the season, he had 58 receptions for 1030 yards and eight touchdowns.

10. Cayleb Jones, junior, Arizona

Jones was one of the biggest weapons in the Wildcats high-powered attack. In 2014, he had five games with at least seven catches and four game of more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 49-45 win over California when he caught 13 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, he had 73 receptions for 1,019 yards and nine touchdowns.

9. Josh Doctson, senior, TCU

After two solid seasons to start his Horned Frogs career, Doctson took a huge step forward in 2014. He had six games with at least six catches and three games of more than 100 yards. His best showing came in a 42-9 win over Oklahoma State when he caught seven passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he had 65 receptions for 1,018 yards and 11 touchdowns.

8. Nelson Spruce, senior, Colorado

Spruce was one of a few bright spots in an otherwise miserable season for the Buffalos in 2014. He had 10 games with at least six catches and five games of more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 59-56 overtime loss to California when he caught 19 passes for 179 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, he had 106 receptions for 1,198 yards and 12 touchdowns.

7. Pharoh Cooper, junior, South Carolina

Cooper had a breakout season for the Gamecocks in 2014. He had five games of at least six receptions and four games of more than 100 yards. His best performance came in a 45-42 overtime loss to Tennessee when he caught 11 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he totaled 69 catches for 1,136 yards and nine scores.

6. Sterling Shepard, senior, Oklahoma

Shepard was in the middle of a huge season before an injury limited the rest of the year. He had five games with at least five catches and 100 yards. One of his best games came in the 37-33 loss to TCU when he caught seven passes for 215 yards and a touchdown.

For the season, he had 51 receptions for 970 yards and five touchdowns.

5. Corey Davis, junior, Western Michigan

Davis has had two fantastic years for the Broncos. In 2014, he had eight games with at least six catches and crossed the 100-yard mark eight times. His most productive game of the year came in a 42-21 win over Ohio when he caught nine passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

For the season, he had 78 receptions for 1,408 yards and 15 touchdowns.

4. Tyler Boyd, junior, Pittsburgh

Boyd enters the season coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving years. He finished 2014 with one double figure game in catches and five games were he had at least 125 yards receiving. One of his best games of his sophomore year came in a 40-35 loss to North Carolina when he caught five passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.

On the season, he caught 78 passes for 1,261 yards and eight touchdowns.

3. William Fuller, junior, Notre Dame

Although the Irish struggled down the stretch, Fuller had a monster sophomore season. He had seven games with at least six catches and four games of more than 100 yards. His best game came in a 43-40 overtime loss to Northwestern when he had nine receptions for 159 yards and three touchdowns.

For the season, he caught 76 passes for 1,094 yards and 15 touchdowns.

2. Corey Coleman, junior, Baylor

Even though he missed the first three games of the year, Coleman still managed to make a huge impact in the Baylor passing game as a sophomore. He had five games with at least six receptions and five games of more than 140 yards receiving. His best game came in a 48-14 demolition of Oklahoma when he caught 15 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown.

For the season, he totaled 64 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 touchdowns.

1. Rashard Higgins, junior, Colorado State

Higgins was on our Heisman Trophy watch list for most of the 2014 season because of his exceptional play. He finished his sophomore campaign with 10 100-yard receiving games and five games with at least 10 receptions. His best game came in a 42-17 win over Tulsa when he caught six passes for 178 yards and four touchdowns.

On the season, he caught 96 passes for 1,750 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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