2014 Summer Position Rankings: Virginia Tech’s Top 5 Wide Receivers

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Nov 16, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Charley Meyer (83) is tackled by Maryland Terrapins defensive back Isaac Goins (17) in the first quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

5. WR Charley Meyer

This was a tough decision but the experience of Meyer ended up being the difference to put Meyer and keep Newsome behind him on this list. Both of these players are going to get some playing time but both will have to fight to find ways to gain that playing time as neither player is a top 6 pass catcher.

Charley Meyer made three starts this past fall as a redshirt freshman which was more starts than Carlis Parker made this past season as a true freshman. Meyer only had one catch for five yards at Georgia Tech this past season but he did get on the field a decent amount as he was on for 139 plays, 86 of which came on offense with the rest coming on special teams.

Meyer is quite big for a slot receiver at 6-1 and 211 pounds and while Meyer does not have great speed, he does have a lot of strength for a slot receiver. Meyer is also a tough player that can do some damage to defenses if given the right opportunities to make that happen against smaller cornerbacks.

Meyer is a tough player that might not still be one of the top 5 receivers on the roster much longer but the fact that he is this low on the list shows that the Hokies have quality depth at wide receiver.