The Outlaws wide receiver core has a real mix of size and speed. Ranking them was difficult with the core featuring a converted running back, a wide receiver who plays tight end and a real even match of pure wide outs.
Here is how we read it before the season starts, but this is one group that may change the instance they get on the training field.
5Duane Brady – Wide Receiver #83
College/Club: Murray State University
Officially listed by the NGL and Brisbane Outlaws as a wide receiver, Brady played the majority of his college career at running back.
Playing his high school football out of St. Augustine High, helping his team win District Championships in all 3 seasons Brady played.
Earning himself all-state and all-conference honours as a senior with 2,100 all-purpose yards and 28 Touchdowns.
Brady played his college years for the Murray State University Racers, excelling as a running back, averaging 4.9 yards per carry.
Brady was also a standout on special teams, with one of the plays of the 2011 season, returning a kickoff against UT Martin, for 98 yards and a touchdown.
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Duane Brady final assessment
At the bottom of the depth chart purely because of his inexperience at the position. With only two straight our running backs on the roster, Brady will likely fill that third running back position as well as playing slot. Could rocket up the charts as soon as he hits the training paddock.
4Christopher Gallon – Wide Receiver #86
College/Club: Bowling Green State University
Hailing from Bowling Green State University Gallon finished his first season as a starter ranked first on the team in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns.
Gallon holds the Bowling Green State record with 213 receiving yards in a single game against Kent State.
Played in seven games in 2013 before suffering a season-ending knee injury, as a result of this injury Gallon underwent knee surgery which rubbed him out of the entire 2014 season.
In 2015 after his return from injury, Gallon made the transition in college from wide receiver to tight end making seven receptions for 89 yards.
Despite his injury, Gallon still finished his college career with 85 catches for 1,041 yards and eight touchdowns.
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Christopher Gallon final assessment
Playing at 228 lbs Gallon could be marked as a tight end crossover player by Coach Torres. Injury slowed his progress as a wide receiver as a senior, but excelled early in his college career in that position. The question will be how well that talent he showed translates to the tight end position.
3Dewayne Boston – Wide Receiver #88
College/Club: Ferris State University
Dewayne Boston played at Chabot College Gladiators playing in 9 games and racking 270 yards from 18 receptions.
With Boston as a starter, the Chabot Gladiators were the Golden gate conference champions in 2011 and 2012.
Boston left Chabot starting his freshman year at college for the Ferris State University Bulldogs, playing in all 11 games for the 2013 season.
He finished recording 7 catches, 153 yards and 3 touchdowns for the season. That’s an impressive average of 22 yards per catch.
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Dewayne Boston final assessment
Big tall receiver who expands his quarterback throwing zones with impressive reach. Averaged big yards when he got the chance at Ferris State, looks good with his hands and his size is going to cause issues for defenses. Right in the mix to become a starter at the Outlaws.
2Shavarez Smith – Wide Receiver #85
College/Club: University of South Alabama
Coming out of the University of South Alabama Jaguars, an NCAA Division 1 college as one of South Alabama’s top wide outs.
He was a second team All-Sun Belt Conference pick in 2013 his first season with the South Alabama Jaguars after being transferred from Dean, Mass Community College.
In 2014 was a preseason Second-Team All-League selection.
Smith was best on the field in 2013 with 50 catches for 940 yards, using his strength and athleticism to make those difficult catches.
Struggled a little in 2014, with a new quarterback under center in 2014, it took some time to build up the chemistry, but by the season’s end Smith caught 54 passes for 748 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Smith left the Jaguars as the Colleges number one receiver, and appeared in the 2014 Camellia Bowl, narrowly losing to Bowling Green Falcons 28-33.
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Shavarez Smith final assessment
Smith’s greatest asset is his frame and strength. His greatest weakness is pure speed, but it is enough to remain productive. A good athlete who can use his frame to make space off defenders and cuts well. A likely starter.
1Thomas Schuler – Wide Receiver #86
College/Club: Marshall University
Schuler was a part of the All Conference USA first team in his sophomore season in 2012.
He broke the school record for season receptions with 110 receptions, and got a career high 19 receptions for 200 yards at Purdue.
Broke the conference USA record for receptions on a single game. Leading the nation in catches per game with 9.2.
Schuler followed up his sophomore record of 110 catches in 2012, with 106 catches in 2013.
Led his team with a 1,165 yard and 10 touchdown season, winning Marshall Universities first C-USA Division title and winning the Military bowl in 2013 31-20, with 78 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Shuler finished his college career in style, winning the BOCA RATON Bowl in 2014 against Northern Illinois 52-23, catching 18 receptions for 185 yards.
Shuler is Marshall Universities first three-time All-Conference team selection, and is in the Marshall University hall of fame as one of the two only receivers in college history with three seasons with 1,100 plus yards.
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Thomas Schuler final assessment
Was part of a winning culture through his entire career, including at the Thundering Herd. Made some spectacular plays with his hands through college, has good speed and takes hits well. Big time player out of big school football, puts up near the top of the depth charts. Will provide impact as a returner as well.