Thursday Afternoon Update

Larry Williams, Senior Writer
Tiger Illustrated

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-- Expect to see some entertaining battles between the receivers and defensive backs in Saturday's spring game.

Everyone is justifiably focused on the quarterbacks and the race to replace Deshaun Watson, and that's been the dominant theme of spring practice.

But there's also been some really compelling back-and-forth on the outside, where the wideouts are attempting to live up to the sky-high standards set by last year's group.

Yes, this group of receivers is plenty talented and that luxury is only going to become more pronounced with the summer arrival of Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers.

But while the future is unquestionably bright, there's still the present matter of trying to continue the excellence at securing catches through contact. Mike Williams was otherworldly in that respect. Jordan Leggett and Artavis Scott were money on those types of plays also.


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