We continue to roll out, update, tweak, edit and revisit our projections and previews prior to your fantasy draft. And while doing so we're going to occasionally take a more-detailed look at some of the nation's more intriguing stars for 2012.
The players featured over the next month or so may not be the top player at their respective positions, but they'll be ones that caused the most discussion around our roundtable or appear poised for a breakout or letdown campaign.
Breakdowns of college football's top offensive stars can of course be found in the CFFInsider.com 2012 Draft Kit.
2012 Position Rank: Is Williams the #2 at Wazzu?
2012 Draft Kit Preview:
Mike Leach shows up and suddenly every wide receiver within 50 miles of campus becomes a factor. Williams caught nine balls for 134 yards and two scores a season ago, though injuries kept him on the sidelines for a big chunk of the campaign. A solid summer/fall camp and Williams becomes a legitimate sleeper.
Is Kirstoff the #2 WR at Wazzu? Right now, he would be my pick. Kirstoff is in line to start opposite Marquess Wilson at the other outside (Z) receiver position. If you recall from our previous posts on this, the Z receiver (or flanker) is often where teams put their
biggest deep threat best all-around receiver.
The reason? Unlike the X (split end), the Z (flanker) lines up off the line of scrimmage. A big advantage on getting away from jams from corners. "Most" of the top receivers we see in college fantasy football are Z receivers. Think Michael Crabtree. Though Crabtree did line-up inside as well, but almost always off the line of scrimmage. Of course there are always inside guys that break the mold like Ryan Broyles, Wes Welker, etc. So there are no hard and fast rules.
Infamous Crabtree touchdown, note where he is lined up:
No receiver besides Wilson is a sure thing in the Wazzu offense. But if I'm picking a possible breakout WR from the Cougars, right now I'm looking at Kristoff Williams. He's worth a shot on draft day, so are a few other pass catchers listed in our sleepers and keepers list.