Texas WR Xavier Worthy included in 247Sports’ most explosive players in 2022

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Much of the attention has been on Texas’ new additions to the roster this offseason, but Steve Sarkisian’s offense will still heavily involve Bijan Robinson and Xavier Worthy.

The talented duo is among the most dangerous playmakers in college football ahead of the 2022 season. Robinson is widely considered the top running back prospect for the 2023 NFL draft and has realistic Heisman potential, while Worthy was recently tabbed one of the most explosive players in the country after his freshman All-American campaign.

Brad Crawford of 247Sports recently ranked the eight most explosive players in college football ahead of the upcoming season. Crawford is very high on Worthy’s ability and ranked him ahead of Jordan Addison, Deuce Vaughn and Kayshon Boutte among others.

Worthy landed at No. 2 overall, only behind Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Depending on who you ask, Xavier Worthy might be the fastest wideout in college football. No one runs the fly better than the Longhorns’ top threat and Big 12 coaching staffs are well aware of his exploits down the field and believe he’s the most terrifying player in the conference from a he-can-score-from-anywhere standpoint. Worth averaged 15.8 yards per catch and scored 12 touchdowns as a freshman in 2021, highlighted by a mammoth 261-yard outing against Oklahoma. He is Steve Sarkisian’s new DeVonta Smith, and the Texas braintrust will work to get him as many touches as possible this season in space.

Here are Crawford’s eight most explosive players in college football for 2022.

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Jayden Reed - WR - Michigan

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Josh Downs - WR - North Carolina

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Kayshon Boutte - WR - LSU

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Jahmyr Gibbs - RB - Alabama

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Jordan Addison - WR - USC

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Deuce Vaughn - RB - Kansas State

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Xavier Worthy - WR - Texas

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Jaxon Smith-Njiba - WR - Ohio State

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