August 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm #55036
THE BEST AUBURN RECEIVER (2000-2009)
In this post the focus is on WRs from 2000-2009 who separated themselves from others at the position. Each player must have a minimum of 30 Catches in a season to be considered for this list. Each player’s stats are combined and ranked in 7 areas. The top performing player in each area gets 12 points, the second top performing player gets 11 points, and so on for a maximum score of 84 and a minimum score of 7. The areas each player is being ranked in are: Receptions, Yards, Ave., Touchdowns, Win %, Win % vs Rivals (LSU, Georgia, and Alabama), and 100 yard receiving games.
*there were no WR award winners or First Team All-Americans in this decade.
10. Deandre Green (2001) – 28 points
9. Robert Johnson (2002) – 42 points
8. Marcel Willis (2002) – 46 points
6. (tie) Ronney Daniels (2000) – 48 points
6. (tie) Ben Obomanu (2005) – 48 points
5. Tim Carter (2001) – 50 points
4. Rodgeriquis Smith (2007-2008) – 53 points
3. Jeris McIntyre (2003) – 56 points
In 2003, Jeris McIntyre had 41 receptions for 621 yards and 3 touchdowns. McIntyre had a solid season with a team that went 8-5 and had a stable of running backs. Though he only caught 3 touchdowns, he was tied for 6th in this category. In fact, this category was the closest of all categories compiled.
2. Darvin Adams (2009) – 64 points
In 2009, Darvin Adams had 60 receptions for 997 yards (the closest receiver to 1,000 Auburn has had since 2000). Adams benefited from a system that allowed him to score the most touchdowns of any receiver on this list (10). Adams averaged 16.62 yards per catch. Adams is probably best remembered for his 2010 4th down catch in the Iron Bowl. If the year 2010 was on this list, Adams would probably be #1
1. Courtney Taylor (2003-04, 06) – 77 points
Courtney Taylor had 1,820 yards and 8 touchdowns in his recorded years. The biggest separator for Taylor was his 131 receptions. Taylor also tied with Darvin Adams with most 100 yard games (4).
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