Each spring, reports out of Boise State practice are glowing about the Broncos' never-ending supply of talented pass catchers and then, before you know it, you are down at the Bronco Shop purchasing a Geraldo Boldewijn jersey that you will get no use out of during the season. But hey, if this spring is any indication, maybe 2012 will be the Year of Boldewijn. Or the Year of Ware. Or the Year of Potter. It's spring, so the imaginary world of make believe football is our oyster.
The glowing reports have continued through Boise State's first five practice of 2012. According to reporters Chadd Cripe and Dave Southorn, here are the receivers doing good receiver things:
- Matt Miller is giving off the team leader vibe and catching everything thrown his way.
- Troy Ware, a redshirt freshman, is one of Cripe's top spring performers.
- Kirby Moore is having a "nice spring."
- Geraldo Boldewijn made a 70-yard touchdown catch in practice yesterday where he outran the entire secondary. (HT: smurfturfer)
Not to mention the fact that Boise State has returning starter Mitch Burroughs at one receiver spot and pocket Hercules Chris Potter in the slot.
Now comes the uncomfortable part. With six starter-caliber receivers and only three starting spots available, how is Boise State going to get these guys the ball? I propose line shifts after every play and in the middle of plays when Grant Hedrick buys 15 seconds of time in the pocket.
On a much more answerable topic, which receivers do you hope emerge as big-time stars this season? Vote in the poll at the end of this post for who you think will finish with the most catches, and then feel free to follow-up in the comments.
All the interceptions fit to print
Yesterday's interceptions went to cornerback Bryan Douglas with a diving interception on a quick slant in front of Aaron Burks and to Dillon Lukehart who tipped and picked (on his back, Matt Miller style) a pass intended for Kirby Moore. Who threw the ill-fated passes? Let your imagination run wild.
Holden Huff had a touchdown catch in practice yesterday. The redshirt freshman is competing with Gabe Linehan, Kyle Sosnowski, and others for playing time at tight end this fall.
You probably already read this in the morning links post (since you read everything that goes in the morning links posts, right?), but Huff was mentioned in Dave Southorn's list of top newcomers at spring practice. The list also included Sam Ukwuachu and Troy Ware, both of whom have been bragged on already. Southorn's fourth choice was safety Dillon Lukehart who is competing at a position that is relatively wide open. Hmm, I smell a bold depth chart prediction of mine this summer.
What do you think about Boise State's wide receiver position? Who is your pick to be No. 2 to Matt Miller's No. 1? Share your thoughts in the comments.