Chuck Heinz - The Morning Drive
Derrick Willies. This is the year for him. He has too if he wants to advance. He's healthy and likes this QB a ton. He'll be special.
Jamie Lent - The Morning Drive
I think Keke Coutee will be the receiver that puts up the biggest number for the Red Raiders this season. First off his a talented player that fits perfectly in the Tech offense. I also think with possible struggles with the Red Raider offensive line, it might be difficult for Tech to throw deep as much this year. That means guys like Coutee that are running shorter routes are likely to see the ball more. Either way, I think it all leads to him having a monster season.
Zach Logsdon - The Morning Drive and Sunday Sports Blitz
Keke Coutee will have the most catches and yards but I'm a big believer in touchdowns (hot take alert) so I'm going to say Derrick Willies. With Coutee, Dylan Cantrell and Cam Batson I think you could see Willies get some favorable matchups in the Red Zone. Also, having nothing but twitter to base this off of it seems as though he and Nic Shimonek are boys so that trust in each other could lead to a lot of targets when it matters most.
Chois Woodman - The Bottom Line
I'm cheating for my answer. I think there will be two Red Raiders that will make a big impact in the receiving corps for this season. 1A is Derrick Willies. A guy who as mentioned his relationship and his history with 5th year senior Nic Shimonek. That, combined with it being his second year out of junior college and freakish athletic ability gives me confidence that he can have a great year. 1B is the more popular answer in Keke Coutee. He's a guy who came on strong at the end of the year last year, and will have opportunities for many big plays this season. I'm very confident that most of the receivers will be contributors for Texas Tech this season.
Aaron Dickens - Tech Talk
Keke Coutee will pace the Red Raiders in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He was the team's best wideout by the end of last season, and I expect him to contend for All-Big 12 honors this fall.
Chris Level - Tech Talk
Has to be Keke Coutee doesn't it? Almost everyone will agree that the wideouts on this team make up the strongest position group on the team and I'm not sure its close. Don't we all agree that Coutee is the most explosive player on that group? Coutee is a playermaker on a team void of proven ones. His ability to make a play with yards after the catch is what makes him different than Dylan Cantrell and Cam Batson who are huge parts of this offense too. I think Derrick Willies could end up being a HUGE part of what this team does based on potential but I'm going with Coutee because I've seen it and I know we'll see more.
Jeff McGuire - Sunday Sports Blitz
I expect that the defenses looking at Tech in the upcoming season will be focusing on Keke Coutee and trying to slow him down. If he is the final answer for this question, then Tech may have another Biletnikoff award winner. That being said, I am looking at Dylan Cantrell for my pick. Cantrell is a big, experienced receiver that has taken a leadership role with the team. He does the little things that don't always show up on the stat sheet. I don't expect him to have the most catches, or yards, but he could be the cog in the Red Raider offensive machine that makes it go.
Andres Flores - Sunday Sports Blitz
Dylan Cantrell - Cantrell may not be the most popular answer choice here, but I do expect Dylan to have an impact in 2017. He is a guy that has been on the team for 5 years now going back to 2013. He's kind of done it all or seen it all if you will. Played with 4 different quarterbacks, started his career here at Tech with a nice start, and of course has been injured and had to sit out a year. Now that's a career.
A 5th year senior with hopefully a chip on his shoulder, should be ready to go for huge 2017 senior season. He is still a big target on the outside and with Keke and Cam getting more and more attention of secondaries. Cantrell can fit in nicely as a weapon for Nic. The Whitehouse native had 58 receptions a year ago with 8 touchdowns. The question was the impact on Tech's success in 17. If success is 8 or 9 wins and a bowl then we may need to see 75+ with at least 12 or more TD's. But that may be asking for a lot
Chris Williamson - Sunday Sports Blitz
I believe that it could legitimately be anyone on this team to breakout but I am going to say T.J.Vasher. I think he has all the talent to succeed and be a star. Keke Coutee is already an impact receiver and don't see that changing.
Zash Sparkman - Producer Extrodinare
Keke Coutee, he came on strong in Big 12 play and finished the season with a huge game against Baylor. He has seemed to carry that momentum into this season with a strong spring and looked good in Saturday's scrimmage as well. He and Nic Shimonek seem to have good chemistry and his spot in the offense has traditionally been the leading receiver in Tech's Air Raid.
Kyle Stafford - Double T 97-3 Intern
Just to go against the grain here, I think Dylan Cantrell is the wide receiver that is going to have the biggest impact this season. His size and athleticism makes him great at winning jump balls, and he has shown flashes of being a big time receiver throughout his career. Expect Cantrell to have a big senior season.
Over All Total
Keke Coutee - 7
Dylan Cantrell - 3
Derrick Willies - 2