2013 Biletnikoff watch list: Mountain West lands five nominations for best wide receiver

Brian Losness-US PRESSWIRE

The Biletnikoff Award watch list is out for the nation's best wide receiver and there are four Mountain West players in the hunt.

The latest watch list award is out, and it is the Biletnikoff Award which is given to the nation's best wide receiver. With a lot of offense out there in the Mountain West it should come to no one's surprise that there are five receivers from the league that have been nominated for the award.

Here are those five wide outs, with some notes on each player:

Brandon Wimberly, Nevada: Hauled in 70 receptions for 845 yards and four of touchdowns.

Matt Miller, Boise State: Caught the ball 66 times for769 yards and five touchdowns. If quarterback Joe Southwick takes a big jump in production it could really benefit Miller's stats.

Robert Herron, Wyoming: Injuries plagued him last year as he had just 31 receptions for 657 yards (21.19 per catch) and an astounding eight touchdowns. Being healthy and keeping quarterback Brett Smith on the field could lead to a breakout season for Herron.

Noel Grigsby, San Jose State: Having one of the best quarterbacks in the country tossing the ball to you is a big plus, and in 2012 Grisby had 82 receptions for 1,307 yards and eight scores.

Davante Adams, Fresno State: A 2012 freshman All-American who also caught 102 receptions on 1,312 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was just one of just 10 players to grab 100-plus balls.

This award does return the 2012 winner in USC's Marqise Lee and four semifinalists in Maryland sophomore Stefon Diggs, Oregon State junior Brandin Cooks, Vanderbilt senior Jordan Matthews, and New Mexico State junior Austin Franklin.

Even with so much returning talent from this award there is a chance that one or two Mountain West players could at least be named a semifinalist. Adams and Grigsby have the best shot to do so, but do not count out Miller or Herron in making a run if they can improve off of last season.

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