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Josh Keatley

Top three wide receivers in the Big Ten for 2023

The Big Ten may not be as loaded at wide receiver as it is at running back in 2023. Still, our beloved Ohio State Buckeyes have two of the best not only in the conference, but arguably the nation, and I don’t think it’s insane to say that Marvin Harrison Jr. is primed to make his case as one of the best wide receivers in Ohio State history.

The only receiver to make this list that doesn’t reside in Columbus plays for their rival up North. I think it’s fairly objective to rank both Buckeye receivers at one and two, but the third receiver on my list is a bit more debatable. I thought ever so deeply about including three Ohio State receivers in this list, but checked myself and went another route.

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The Big Ten is a heavy-hitting old-school conference and if you are anything like me, you want it to stay like that, but it is fun to see some of these receivers work.

Cornelius Johnson, Michigan

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Why the Pick

Cornelius Johnson had a good season last year with 32 receptions for 499 yards and six touchdowns, but he is the clear-cut star in a less-than-ideal Wolverine receiving room and has enough talent to take advantage of the abundance of targets he will see.

Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State

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Why the Pick

Emeka Egbuka has the pure athleticism to create separation on any cover man and has the hands to make any catch within reach. He is one of the more versatile receivers in the country who can dominate from the slot or on the outside.

Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

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Why the Pick

No one snags the ball quite like Marvin Harrison Jr. He is the best wide receiver in the country and has the size and athleticism to leave a larger legacy than his father, Marvin Harrison. The freakish athlete checks all of the boxes as an elite number one option.

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