JP Richardson, WR
TCU’s leading receiver this season is the former Oklahoma State transfer and junior slot wideout JP Richardson. The reliable and productive 6-foot and 190-pound receiver Richardson is on pace to put up career numbers in his first season at TCU since transferring in from Stillwater during the offseason.
Richardson is the go-to receiver for TCU’s quarterbacks, regardless of whether it was sophomore Chandler Morris earlier in the season before he injured his knee or redshirt freshman Josh Hoover in the last four or five games. Richardson leads the team in targets (54), receptions (33), receiving yards (438), and yards after the catch (206). He’s also got two touchdown catches on the season.
It’s noteworthy that Richardson is the highest-graded receiver in the Big 12 this season.
TCU offensive coordinator Kendal Briles likes to primarily work Richardson out of the slot, where nearly 85 percent of his offensive snaps have come from. While Richardson is targeted at all levels of the field in the passing game due to his speed, complex route tree, and reliable hands, he mostly gets involved in the passing game in the middle of the field. Richardson naturally works best between the numbers, where his short-area quickness and tight route running ability are maximized.
Expect TCU to give Richardson many targets down the seams and on crossers where he can make a defender or two miss in space and pick up some valuable yards after the catch.
Other receivers to know from the Horned Frogs heading into Week 11 are former Texas tight end and redshirt senior Jared Wiley, tall boundary receiver Savion Williams, and the speedy Ole Miss transfer Jaylon Robinson.
We should expect to see even more targets to the likes of Richardson, Williams, and Robinson at wideout since TCU head coach Sonny Dykes announced this week that starting receiver Dylan Wright along with rotational receivers Jack Bech and Warren Thompson, could potentially miss the rest of the season due to injury.