Tigers' receivers listed behind Alabama's and "it's not particularly close."


.2. Clemson Tigers

Unfortunately for Clemson, projected starter Amari Rodgers is expected to miss a majority of the season after tearing his right ACL.

Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins are healthy, though. And they're special.

In 2018, the duo combined for 105 catches for 1,936 yards and 21 touchdowns. During the College Football Playoff, they produced 435 yards and five scores.

Clemson wouldn't have the No. 1 spot even if Rodgers were healthy; Derion Kendrick and Diondre Overton both had about 200 yards last season. While top recruits Frank Ladson and Joe Ngata are promising, they're projections at this point.

But a duo of Ross and Higgins with some experienced depth is plenty to merit a No. 2 ranking.

.1. Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama is No. 1, and it's not particularly close.

Last season, Jerry Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award as the country's best receiver. He racked up 68 catches for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns while sharing the field with a quartet of terrific options. Three of those players will be back in 2019.

Jaylen Waddle collected 45 receptions, 848 yards and seven touchdowns, while Henry Ruggs III tallied a 46/741/11 line. DeVonta Smith―the hero of Bama's championship win over Georgia following the 2017 campaign―grabbed 42 passes for 693 yards and six scores.

This unit is stacked.

"A lot of teams have one dynamic guy and some complementary guys," former Alabama assistant coach Joe Pannunzio said prior to leaving for the NFL, per Marq Burnett of Saturday Down South. "We have four of those guys, and they're all a little bit different."