Last week it was a passing award whittling its preseason watch list. This week, a receiving award has done the reverse. Again.
The Biletnikoff Award announced Monday that it has added nine receivers to its preseason watch list. Just three weeks ago, the same award added a dozen receivers to its watch list.
Headlining the new additions are a pair of receivers from pass-happy Washington, Vince Mayle (pictured) and River Cracraft. The former is sixth in the country in both receptions per game and receiving yards per game, while the latter is eighth and fifth.
There are four others in the Top 15 in yards per game — Idaho’s Joshua McCain (10th), UMass’ Tajae Sharpe (11th), Arizona’s Cayleb Jones (T-14th), Michigan State’s Tony Lippett (T-14th). McCain is also 15th in catches per contest, while Sharpe is 20th.
Below is the full list of the nine players added to the Biletnikoff watch list.
Leonte Carroo, Rutgers
River Cracraft, Washington State
Mike Dudek, Illinois
David Frazier, Miami (Ohio)
Cayleb Jones, Arizona
Tony Lippett, Michigan State
Vince Mayle, Washington State
Joshua McCain, Idaho
Tajae Sharpe, UMass