ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has been rating his top position groups of the Pacific-12 Conference lately. He just named the WR group for Oregon State as his top group.
That’s hard to argue with the talent of the of Markus Wheaton, Brandin Cooks and Jordan Bishop (when healthy). And the depth of Geno Munoz and Obum Gwacham, with many others in the wings, is strong.
However, I think the DBs are a strong rival as a position group.
There are returning starters in CB Jordan Poyer, who will be an NFL player in a year, CB Rashaad Reynolds, who could be an NFL player in two years, and S Anthony Watkins.
Poyer is a play-maker, Watkins was last year’s top tackler and Reynolds has a huge upside.
The other S is Ryan Murphy who played well last year off the bench and has experience. He also has a knack for the INT.
Behind them is a good group. CBs Sean Murphy, Keynan Parker and Malcolm Marable are athletic and seasoned special teams guys.
S Tyrequek Zimmerman will be a good one, and S Peter Ashton is coming along.
Both positions in the backfield will have a flood of talented recruits come in, in the fall.
So, I’d consider the WRs and the DBs the top position group for the Beavers.