Two words come to mind when considering the Ole Miss receivers right now – potential and production.
Laquon Treadwell showed what he could do last year. Vince Sanders has shown what he can do before, though his catches, 21, were fewer in an injury-plagued 2013.
Quincy Adeboyejo, a four-star recruit from Dallas, has exciting potential. With experienced receivers ahead of him he wasn’t able to get on the field to show much of it last year.
Assuming Treadwell makes the switch from slot to the outside with ease that’s anticipated, Adeboyejo is the wild card that will determine whether this group of receivers is average or really, really good.
Monday looked to be a day of growing pains for Adeboyejo as he described it on Twitter.
“Have to expect more of myself,” he wrote, which could be interpreted to mean he wasn’t pleased with his work.
Tuesday seemed to be a better day. Hugh Freeze had no shortage of praise for his young receiver.
“I expect Quincy to have a breakout year,” Freeze said. “He gives us a threat and can do things with the ball in his hands, different than what we’ve had. He’s got a quick twitch and can run.”
Freeze said Adeboyejo’s route-running was among the best on the team but that he hopes to see him make catches more consistency.
Freeze is optimistic that Adeboyejo will soon have his own production to add to his resume.
“If he gets in the open field he’s really tough to corral. It was tough last year to get him in the rotation with Ja-Mes, Laquon, Donte (Moncrief) and Vince. Now’s his time.”