Two of the best receivers in the country come from the SEC. South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel and Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown are the two best receivers in the SEC, but which one is better?

The case for Samuel

Samuel was a part of the 2014 recruiting class. He is from Inman, South Carolina and was only a three-star receiver according to 247sports. He was the 112th ranked receiver and 838th player in the nation according to the 247sports composite ranking. Samuel broke out in his Sophomore year when he recorded 783 receiving yards and nine total touchdowns. Last year, Samuel lit a spark when he returned the first kickoff of the season against NC State for a touchdown. He went on to score five more touchdowns in three games before breaking his leg, which kept him out for the season. He was clearly the most explosive player on the field, and the Gamecock offense seemed to lack some energy without him.

The case for Brown

A.J. Brown was a four-star receiver who was part of the 2016 recruiting class. Brown was 36th overall player in the country and the fourth ranked receiver according to the 247sports composite rankings. As a sophomore, Brown started nine games and posted 1252 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Those stats alone cemented him as the top receiver in the SEC last season.

Final verdict

Deebo Samuel has the advantage of experience and leadership, but A.J. Brown has the size and stat advantage. Only time will tell who ends up on top after this season.

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Content Creator at Armchair South Carolina , The Armchair All-Americans LLC
My name is Noah Patheja. I am currently a Sophomore at the University of South Carolina. I also write for the Daily Gamecock, which is the student paper at USC. I am the youngest of four children, and the only child in my family to not go to college in Alabama, even though my family has no connection to the state of Alabama. I have wanted to go to South Carolina since I was nine, and I was happy to accomplish my life goal of attending my favorite university. I haven’t followed football closely my whole life, but ever since I was 11, I have been fully invested in the Gamecocks, including having season tickets in 2014. A fun fact about me is that my family and I used to be Clemson fans a long time ago when we first moved to South Carolina.
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Content Creator at Armchair South Carolina , The Armchair All-Americans LLC
My name is Noah Patheja. I am currently a Sophomore at the University of South Carolina. I also write for the Daily Gamecock, which is the student paper at USC. I am the youngest of four children, and the only child in my family to not go to college in Alabama, even though my family has no connection to the state of Alabama. I have wanted to go to South Carolina since I was nine, and I was happy to accomplish my life goal of attending my favorite university. I haven’t followed football closely my whole life, but ever since I was 11, I have been fully invested in the Gamecocks, including having season tickets in 2014. A fun fact about me is that my family and I used to be Clemson fans a long time ago when we first moved to South Carolina.
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