Keenan Allen and the Disappearing Pac-12 Wide Receiver (Part 1)

Photo via Neon Tommy/Flickr

Photo via Neon Tommy/Flickr

Let’s play a word association game. If I say ‘Peanut Butter,’ you say ______. If I say ‘Salt,’ you say _______. If I say ‘Pac 12 wide receivers,’ you say ______. For Pac-12 wide receivers, did you think of adjectives like fast, athletic, or explosive? Maybe you did. And maybe, as evidence, you would point to DeSean Jackson. But if I really pushed you on it, what other Pac 12 wide receivers could you say are making a difference in the NFL? Frye? Bueller? Anyone? If you had trouble with that exercise, it’s probably because Pac-12 wide receivers are going extinct. Like the blue whale and the polar bear, Pac-12 receivers in the NFL are having RFID chips implanted in them to keep track of their vanishing population. How bad is it? Consider the top 100 wide receivers of 2012 in terms of yards per game (grouped by conference)

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