SEC Power Rankings: Eastern Division receivers and tight ends

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No. 2 – South Carolina Gamecocks

It was really tough for me to choose between the top two teams in this category. Mainly, because of injury worries on the top team’s corp of receivers.  The Gamecocks have some talent at this position, and they have a guy that has thrown to these guys in game situations.

South Carolina also has a coach with the propensity to sling it around the yard a lot, and a true hammer at the running back position to keep defenses on their toes and close to the line of scrimmage. In short, they have all the ingredients. If this team were in the Big 12….the sky would be the limit.

Steve Spurrier has a great weapon in the body of Shaq Roland, a player that Carolina was in a dogfight against Georgia to get. Last seasons stats are not what they would have been had Roland not had to take a seat on the bench for three games. They also signed another “Shaq” in Shaq Davidson with the talent to push for playing time pretty quickly, if he can block and pick up Spurrier’s offense.

Damiere Byrd also brings a good deep threat and some senior leadership to the field.  The guys that may have defensive coordinators around the league sweating, though, are hybrid tight ends Jerrell Adams and Rory Anderson.  These upper classmen are kind of big wide outs in tight end clothing and have been in the system for some time.  Plus, running back Mike Adams gives Dylan Thomas a good short pass to home run play threat on check downs.  A well put together monster for an evil mastermind to tinker with.