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Top 50 Mountain West players: No. 45 is Nevada WR Jerico Richardson

Nevada is known for its running game with the pistol offense but they do have some potential big time weapons at wide receiver.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is finally here and the 45th player is Nevada wide receiver Jerico Richardson.

The Wolf Pack have potential to have a good passing game with receivers Richardson and Hasaan Henderson and a solid quarterback in Tyler Stewart. What we do no know is what the offense will really look like this fall now that Nick Rolovich is no longer calling the offense. In the spring game the Wolf Pack ran the ball a lot more than they did passing the ball.

Last year, Richardson was fifth in receiving yards with 750 and also five touchdowns, but those numbers were not enough to land him on the preseason all-conference this year as this position is also fairly deep.

Here are the staff picks and composite rankings.

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17 DJ Dunn, Jr, AFA, LB
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20 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB
21 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB
22 Maurice McKnight, SJSU, DB
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24 Malik Smith, SDSU, DB Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB
25 Andre Chachere, SJSU, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
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27 Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR Kendall Keys, UNLV, WR
28 Timothy McVey, AFA, RB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
29 Devin Centers, USU, FS Devin Centers, USU, FS
30 Roland Ladipo, AFA, CB Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Salesa Faraimo, DT, NEV
31 Will Kreitler, C, UNLV
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33 Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB Izzy Matthews, CSU, RB Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB
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Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR

Gabe Perez, DE, Boise State
35 Reno Henderson, UNM, OL Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
36 Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
37 Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Izzy Matthews, RB, CSU Jamire Jordan, WR,FSU Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR
38 Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB Gabe Perez, BSU, DL Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, LB Mike Hughes, UNLV, LB
39 Jermaine Kelly, SJSU, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Asauni Rufus, Nev, SS Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
40 Jamire Jordan, FSU, WR Jamire Jordan, WR, FSU Jarred Gipson, Nev, TE Izzy Matthews, RB CSU Austin Corbett, NEV, OL
41 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Tyler Rausa, K, Boise St Arthur Flores, SDSU, OL Travis Averill, Boise St, OG Reno Henderson, UNM, OL
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43 Johnny Stanton, UNLV, QB Jarred Gipson, NEV, TE Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
44 Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Asauni Rufus, NEV, DB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, S Travis Averill, G, Boise St Christian Chapman, SDSU, QB Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Malik Smith, SDSU, FS
45 Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR DJ Dunn, AFA, LB Mike Hughes, DT, UNLV Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
46 Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB Dylan Sumner-Gardner, BSU, DB
Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB
47 Kenny Potter, SJSU, QB DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Gabe Perez, BSU, DE DJ Dunn, LB, AFA Jerico Richardson, NEV, WR Malik Smith, SDSU, DB
48  Kevin Davis Jr., CSU, LB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Kwayde Miller, T, SDSU Malik Smith, SDSU, FS Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB
49 Malik Smith, DB, SDSU Austin Corbett, NEV, OL Jesse Washington, AFA, DB Marcus Kemp, UH, WR Josh Lovingood, CSU, DT
50 DJ May, WYO, LB Michael Carrizosa, P, SJSU Dalyn Dawkins, CSU, RB