Casey Cain, WR
Probably the most impressive wide receiver that has stepped up in a big way in the last week or so is the former under-the-radar three-star recruit and redshirt freshman Casey Cain. This potential starting outside receiver made the most of his opportunity to get reps with the first team at the z spot.
Cain is getting this opportunity to take ample first-team reps on the outside due to the season-ending injury to the former Wyoming Cowboys redshirt sophomore wide receiver transfer Isaiah Neyor. Last weekend, Neyor suffered a season-ending ACL tear opening up the door for Cain to start at this spot on the outside.
Moreover, it does still sound like Sark is going to work some different looks into the mix this season in terms of the starting trio of wideouts he utilizes. There might be times when redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington is taking reps on the outside. And we could also see star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy lining up on the outside at times.
But Cain has definitely earned the first-team reps he’s getting. He’s winning some battles on those tough contested 50/50 balls on the outside, which his large 6-foot-3 and 195-pound frame allow him to do.
I believe the idea will be for Cain to get most of the starting reps this season on the outside if Texas is lining up in some of the more traditional sets we’re used to seeing from Sark. If Texas gets three or four running backs and tight ends out on the field, then Cain might be one of the first off the field.