Oct 26, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Evan Spencer (6) runs with the ball after his catch in the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Ohio Stadium. The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Penn State Nittany Lions 63-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes’ wide receivers ranked no. 3 in BTN preseason rankings


If there is one position group for the Ohio State Buckeyes this season that can have the most overlooked impact, it’s the wide receivers. There might not be any big names that will top peoples’ Heisman lists, but they are one of the most reliable groups in the country, and that will show this season with Braxton Miller returning to throw them the ball.

That’s why it’s no surprise that in the preseason position rankings being done by the Big Ten Network, the Ohio State wide receiver group check in at no. three on the list.

3. Ohio State. QB Braxton Miller is a great runner. But when he throws, he’ll have no shortage of top options. Devin Smith is a big-play wideout that defenses fear; he’s looking for a big finish. Dontre Wilson is an uber-fast water bug. Evan Spencer is a steady hand who can move the chains. Johnnie Dixon is an exciting youngster. Jeff Heuerman may be the top tight end in the Big Ten. Nick Vannettalso is formidable.

In case you were wondering, at number one on the list were the newcomer Maryland Terrapins, however for those that aren’t familiar with the two wide receivers on the Maryland team, there’s really no argument with that. Stefon Diggs and Deon Long are arguably two of the best receivers in the nation.

But, are they as reliable as the Ohio State group? Reliability wins championships, not flashy stats.

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