Yards receiving, that is. Believe it or not, we haven't had a receiver register more than a thousand receiving yards since 2002 - Taylor Jacobs, to be precise. We've had some guys come close - Chad Jackson in 2005, Dallas Baker in 2006, Riley Cooper in 2009, Harvin in 2007 if he doesn't miss two games with migraines. But from 2010-2017 we were hampered by rank incompetence, and in 2005-2009 we had too much talent for one receiver to really dominate. We're probably not going to be a factory turning out 1,000-yard receivers under Dan Mullen, especially once Mullen gets the offense running the way he wants. But without a mobile quarterback and with questions about the effectiveness of the running game going into 2020, we could be looking at another year where we have a pass-heavy offense behind Trask and some good receivers. So is there a chance someone could eclipse the 1,000-yard mark this year? The candidates! Then, vote in the poll. Kyle Pitts 54 catches, 649 yards in 2019 On the plus side, Pitts might well end up the best tight end in the nation next year, and when he's playing well he's essentially uncoverable. He can get a ton of easy catches and cheap yards, just from catching a bunch of simple hitch routes over the middle of the field. Probably going to be the go-to guy for Trask next year, which can inflate the numbers. Fast and athletic enough to pick up some yards after catch. On the down side, it's hard for college tight ends to reach 1,000 yards. While he's fast for a tight end, he's not going to pick up a ton of huge gains - he essentially averaged 12 yards a catch last year, and he would need to catch 84 passes at that rate to eclipse 1,000 yards. That would almost certainly garner him a ton of defensive attention, especially on third downs. Trevon Grimes 33 catches, 491 yards in 2019 On the plus side, huge talent - top-notch high school recruit, great size, good speed. He can make big plays down the field, which helps with the chunks of yards needed to reach 1,000. Probably going to be the go-to guy down the field, so he'll have lots of chances to make big plays in the passing game. Not a ton of down sides here - Grimes has all the talent to be a 1,000-yard receiver, and there's no particular reason he can't be. Just a matter of getting opportunities, and he should have them if the offense resembles 2019 at all. Jacob Copeland 21 catches, 273 yards in 2019 Again, big talent. Highly regarded high school player, won him away from Alabama in a recruiting battle. Good speed and explosiveness, plenty of opportunities for YAC. Due for increased playing time and opportunities. On the down side, he struggled with drops and inconsistency last year. Not a big deal from a redshirt freshman receiver, but just speaking statistically, you can't afford a lot of "two receptions, 10 yards" performances if you're trying to get over 1,000 yards. Probably our third or fourth option unless he really breaks out, which is possible. Kadarius Toney 10 catches, 194 yards in 2019 Explosiveness. Averaged 19.4 yards for reception last year, and he has the ability to take a simple, high-percentage throw and convert it into huge yardage. A wide receiver screen is (almost) a 100-percent catch-and-throw, and Toney always has the potential to turn it into a 50-yard gain. He can put up the "two catches, 90 yards" games that help you reach 1,000 yards on the season without huge catch totals. On the down side...just probably not going to happen. Three years in college, never more than 260 yards receiving in a season. It's hard to see him putting up the week-in, week-out solid numbers required to hit 1,000 yards. I'm a Toney fan and I think he gets a bad rap on GC, but you need to be a more consistent part of the passing game to pick up those sorts of numbers.