FSU football has had a prolific offensive unit at times during the 2023 season. The offense is averaging 43.3 points per game. However, there have been growing concerns among the fanbase, which includes the lack of rushing success, relying heavily on the downfield pass, and the underutilization of the slot wide receiver.
The latter point in regards to the slot receiver position has been noteworthy. As the Seminoles come off a much-needed bye week after defeating the likes of Clemson by a score of 31-24 in overtime, it would be a perfect opportunity to allow their playmakers to shine against a Hokies’ defensive unit.
While they possess the ninth-best passing defense in the FBS, the Hokies have not played many high-powered offensive units where they have faced off against Old Dominion, Purdue, Rutgers, Marshall, and Pittsburgh.
Fans are concerned that FSU’s offense is centered around creating opportunities for Johnny Wilson (16 receptions for 303 yards) and Keon Coleman (17 receptions for 256 yards). While that is not a bad idea to get the football in your big-bodied playmakers, it could be wise to get others involved when Wilson and Coleman are tightly defended.
In this article, I want to focus on a few slot wide receivers that could be involved in the offense going forward.