FSU football: Destyn Hill and Keon Coleman shape the WR depth chart

Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans at FSU football practice on March 6, 2019.Img 0873
Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans at FSU football practice on March 6, 2019.Img 0873 /

After the long-awaited arrival of the infamous Wide Receiver Destyn Hill, we can all rest easy knowing he is finally on campus and enrolled. Hill adds to an already talented wideout group that is starting to become the strength of the offense.

FSU fans and coaching staff have been patient for Hill’s arrival, and adding that kind of speed to this already potentially potent offense and special teams could be the difference between a good season and a great season!

Michigan State transfer WR Keon Coleman committed to the Noles and adds a whole new dimension to the already scary offense.

Let’s break down the receiver depth chart and see where Hill and Coleman fit in.

X Receiver:

  1. Johnny Wilson is the guy here, he is big and strong and will go up and get the ball. I look for him to have a monster season and possibly be a 1st round draft pick.
  2. Next on the list here I like Darion Williamson who has the size and speed to go deep.
  3. Freshman phenom Hykeem Williams will take over here when Wilson moves on the draft.

Z Reciever:

  1. Keon Coleman steps right in and becomes the instant starter I think opposite Wilson. He was Michigan State’s leading receiver last season
  2. Deuce Spann is a transfer from Illinois who didn’t really show much last season but appears to be in line for a bigger role this season. He is more of a deep threat than he is a catch-and-run guy.
  3. Kentron Poitier is the surprise of the spring, he has a high ceiling and could be a major contributor this season.
  4. Josh Burrell committed the same year as Destyn Hill and hasn’t done much while at FSU. Could he surprise and be a contributor or will he get lost on the depth chart?

Slot Receiver:

  1. Winston Wright is an unknown due to his injury last season. He did show playmaking ability at West Virginia before transferring to FSU. He was the guy there and hopefully will show that flash for the Noles.
  2. Destyn Hill fits in as a slot receiver to start but may also go to the Z and get downfield with his speed. I like him as a catch-and-run guy and just get him the ball and let him make plays.
  3. Ja’Khi Douglas may get pushed aside due to Hill’s potential game-breaking ability. Ja’Khi is a baller but just doesn’t have the high ceiling that Hill and some others have.
  4. Vandrevius Jacobs is a very intriguing prospect who has shown some flashes this spring but will need some more time to develop.

Special Teams:

KR: Having Trey Benson here last season is risky as he could take a bump and get hurt, and I don’t think it is worth that risk. Could Hill see some time here as well? Why not!

PR: Destyn Hill definitely fits right in here, especially with Mycah Pittman transferring out. The biggest question? Do you trust a freshman in this high-pressure spot? I think the risk outweighs the reward, and Hill is my starter here!

Final Thoughts:

I am not sure how much time Hill will need to get acclimated to the college game since he has not played in a couple of years and if the coaches want him to learn before throwing him in, but I am glad he finally made it, and hopefully he thrives in this Norvell offense. Keon Coleman should be an instant playmaker. I would assume some guys will look to move on at some point, with all these playmakers looking for opportunities. Jordan Travis will have so many options to help propel his game to, dare I say “Heisman” level!

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