Wilson claiming role as FSU’s top receiving target

Senior Jesus Wilson has been a reliable wide receiver for Florida State the last couple of seasons.

After making three catches for 23 yards in Florida State’s undefeated national championship season in 2013, Wilson was FSU’s third-leading pass-catcher in receptions in 2014, grabbing 42 balls. His 527 receiving yards that year ranked fourth behind Rashad Greene, Nick O’Leary, and Travis Rudolph as the Seminoles went undefeated for a second straight regular season.

Rudolph emerged as FSU’s leading wideout in 2015 with 916 receiving yards, but the receptions were spread around fairly equally between Rudolph, Wilson and Kermit Whitfield, with Rudolph making 59 catches, Wilson 58 and Whitfield 57.

Digging deeper into the numbers through SB Nation’s Football Study Hall, Rudolph got more balls thrown his way than any other FSU receiving option in 2015, with 93 total targets, compared to 86 targets for Wilson, 70 for Whitfield, 34 for Dalvin Cook and 24 for Ryan Izzo.

All five players are back this season, and they’re all currently FSU’s top five receivers in terms of yardage and catches. But not everything has stayed the same.

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