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2018 preseason Pac-12 wide receiver rankings: N’Keal Harry the class of the conference

Ranking the Pac-12’s top receivers heading into the season.

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  1. N’Keal Harry Jr. Arizona State - Harry is the conference’s unquestioned best receiver. He’s a rare talent at 6’4 215 that cracked the 1,000-yard mark last year and was huge in the Sun Bowl.
  2. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Sr. Stanford - Another big receiver who had a huge bowl performance to close 2017. He had 3 TDs in the Alamo Bowl and was huge down the stretch last season.
  3. Tyler Vaughns So. USC - The former blue chip recruit emerged after a redshirt season. He had almost 700 yards and caught five touchdowns last year, but feels poised for even bigger things as a sophomore.
  4. Vic Wharton III Sr. Cal - The Tennessee transfer was big for Cal in 2017. He had nearly 900 yards and caught five touchdowns with two big games of more than 100 yards receiving.
  5. Dillon Mitchell Jr. Oregon - The ultra talented receiver came on strong at the end of 201, closing out the year with back-to-back 100-yard games with two TD catches in The Civil War.
  6. Kyle Williams Jr. Arizona State - The number two next to Harry quietly had a big 2017 season. He returns after having nearly 700 yards receiving and catching six TDs in 2017.
  7. Kanawai Noa Jr. Cal - Another under the radar solid WR at Cal. He had three games of more than 100 yards in 2017 and finished with nearly 800 yards and four TD catches.
  8. Chico McClatcher Jr. Washington - The 5’7 speedster was a tough loss to injury for Washington early in 2017. He had 10 touchdowns in his first two seasons as a Husky as a receiving/rushing combo threat.
  9. Shun Brown Sr. Arizona - Brown is small and shifty and makes big plays on a regular basis. He had five TD catches in 2017. He had his best game of the season in the Sun Bowl.
  10. Tony Ellison Sr. Arizona - Khalil Tate’s other top option also had a huge Sun Bowl with two touchdown catches. He had almost 500 yards receiving in 2017.
  11. Theo Howard Jr. UCLA - One of the fastest receivers in the Pac-12 really came on at the end of the season. He had his best games against USC and in the Cactus Bowl with 23 catches for more than 200 yards and two TDs in his final three games.
  12. Renard Bell So. Washington State - He’s only 5’8 160, but had more than 500 yards receiving in 2017 and should have even more in 2018.