Each and every year, the Biletnikoff Award is given to the most outstanding FBS receiver regardless of position. Featuring past winners such as Devonta Smith, Amari Cooper, and Larry Fitzgerald the award is considered a prestigious one. However, it typically launches a receiver into the NFL as well indicating a high chance of success at the professional level. On Thursday morning, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation added numerous players from across the country to the preseason watchlist.
Making the cut for the Oklahoma Sooners is none other than Marvin Mims. As a true freshman, the receiver averaged 16.5 yards per catch while cementing himself as a go-to option for the offense. Racking up a total of 610 receiving yards, Mims also claimed the single season school record for receiving touchdowns by a freshman at nine. With expectations soaring, the youngster is once again slated to play a major role in the attack through the air.
Joining Mims on the list is transfer Mike Woods. With the Arkansas Razorbacks, the receiver held the role as a deep threat on what could have been the most talented group in the country. On 32 receptions, Woods accounted for 619 yards of offense. That’s an average of 19.3 yards per catch which ranked inside the top 25 of all receivers in the country in 2020. Once again poised to be the deep threat on a talented team, Woods is expected to take over a starting role.
The talented duo could easily anchor the receiving group. Yet, only one can take home the prize. At the end of year will either of these two do enough to claim the second Biletnikoff Award in Oklahoma Sooner history?