Milton Williams, Delaware State
Heading into the 2013 season, there were big questions about Delaware State’s passing game. And with only 18 catches in two seasons, Milton Williams didn’t necessarily look like the answer. But the 6’3, 200lb receiver from D.C. came up big from the start, going for 10 catches and 112 yards against Delaware. He followed that up with nine catches and a touchdowns against FCS power Towson.
For the season, Williams lead the MEAC with 58 catches and finished second with 888 yards, including five 100-plus yard games.
Malik Golston, Delaware State
While teams had their hands full with Williams, Golston was no easy out. The redshirt freshman came up big in 2013, finishing second to Williams with 55 catches in his first season of action. Unfortunately, Williams name has been in the headlines for the wrong reason during this offseason. Provided he comes back next season, he and Williams should easily form the best pass-catching combination in the MEAC in 2014.
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Brandon Flanagan, Howard
Even the greatest quarterbacks need a safety blanket. For Greg McGhee, the top quarterback in the MEAC, Flanagan was that blanket in 2013. The diminutive receiver caught at least four passes in all but two games for the Bison. Look for him to be a consistent target again in 2014.
Twarn Mixson, Hampton
Much like quarterback Brian Bailey, Mixson didn’t see much playing time the first portion of 2013. But once he did, he caught fire. His breakout game came against Norfolk State, where he caught four passes for 105 yards and a touchdown. Look for his receptions (22) to go up in Connell Maynor’s uptempo offense.
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Adrian Wilkins, North Carolina Central
Known mostly for his kick return abilities, Wilkins showed flashes of explosiveness on offense as well. He lead NCCU with 37 catches and four touchdowns in 2013. Look for the Eagles to try to get him more touches in the passing game for 2014.