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Season Grades: OSU Reloads at Receiver After Large Turnover

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Entering this season, there was a lot of hype surrounding Oklahoma State’s receiving corps, but there were also a handful of questions.

The most prominent was this: How is this group going to replace the production of James Washington and Marcell Ateman? It ended up being much more of a reload instead of a rebuild.

The Core: A+

Tylan Wallace, Tyron Johnson and Dillon Stoner combined for 167 catches, 2,656 yards and 17 touchdowns in OSU’s regular season.

Wallace and Johnson have each played in all 12 of OSU’s games, while Stoner missed only the Kansas game. The trio was solid all season, sharing a combined 10 100-yard games.

Wallace accounted for seven 100-yard games, including two 200-yard games. He was also a Biletnikoff finalist as a sophomore.

Johnson’s two best games of his OSU career came against Oklahoma. Johnson has 246 yards and three touchdowns in his only two Bedlam games. That mixed with him throwing up Dez Bryant’s patented X will make him a popular guy in Stillwater for year’s to come.


Stoner was the Cowboys’ leading receiver in their upset victory against West Virginia with 127 yards off nine catches.

Depth: A

Before the season, the Cowboys lost Patrick McKaufman to an ACL injury, two games in they lost Tracin Wallace to another knee injury and four games in Jalen McCleskey transferred. After all of that, the receiving corps didn’t waver.

Week 5, McCleskey had just transferred, and OSU was thin in the slot without Stoner and Tracin Wallace. So, former walk-on Landon Wolf had six catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.


OSU also still has Braydon Johnson, LC Greenwood, Jonathan Shepherd and C.J. Moore in the bullpen.

Overall: A+

2018 has been another great year for OSU’s receivers. After losing James Washington and Marcell Ateman, receiver’s coach Kasey Dunn sent another player to the Biletnikoff ceremony. The core of the unit is a young stud, a former five-star prospect and a local kid, what’s not to love?

The group also adds excitement to the future, as, barring any transfers, all of OSU’s receivers can return for 2019 and Dunn may be adding another young stud out of Texas this week.

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