Oct 20, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Mike Davis (1) cathces the ball against the Baylor Bears during the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas beat Baylor 56-50. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Spring Practice Preview: Wide Receivers

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Spring Practices begin today. From February 19th until February 27th, Hook’em Headlines will breakdown each position group in anticipation of the Texas Longhorns Spring Game on March 30th. Today we will breakdown the Wide Receivers.

February 19th: Offensive Line

February 20th: Tight Ends

Coach:

Darrell Wyatt is in his second year at the University of Texas. He was previously was at Kansas and Southern Miss.

Starters: 

Jaxon Shipley and Mike Davis are the returning starters.

Key Reverses: 

Daje Johnson plays both wide receiver and running back at times and he will be taking over the role that DJ Monroe and Marquise Goodwin as speedster in the Texas offense. Major Applewhite has promised to get speedsters more involved in his offense so expect Daje Johnson to have a major role in the 2013 Texas offense.

Spring Outlook:

The wide receiver position isn’t going to have much overhaul with the only loss being Marquise Goodwin and DJ Monroe. Mike Davis will need to show more consistency in his play. For his breakout games against Texas Tech, he will have a game like he did against West Virginia and Kansas State. If he can average 6 catches a game and around 80-100 yards per game, Texas could have a legitimate shot at winning the Big 12.

A receiver I believe will step up in production is Cayleb Jones. Cayleb Jones only had 2 catches last year but I believe he has the ability to be a star at Texas. I expect big things from Cayleb. Kendall Sanders should see more action as well.

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