College Sports: Is SMU’s Courtland Sutton the best wide receiver prospect in college football?

Adam Grosbard, SMU football beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the Mustangs and the American Athletic Conference during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights.

Question:  Do you think Courtland Sutton is the best pro prospect at WR in the college game today? Because some NFL experts sure do.

Grosbard:  If there’s someone better, it isn’t by much. Sutton has all the physical gifts from speed to athleticism to strength. He has really good hands. He needs to work on his route running a little but it’s not like this is a glaring weakness.

Question:  Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders met on the field in Denver this past weekend — any NFL talent beyond Sutton on this roster? 

Grosbard:  Corner Jordan Wyatt will get some looks. Have seen NFL scouts watching the offensive and defensive lines at games, likely for center Evan Brown and end Justin Lawler for the near future and sophomore defensive tackle Demerick Gary for long-term future. And if Quinn keeps it up he’ll get a look, too

Question:  Was this kind of immediate production from Trey Quinn at wideout expected? 

Grosbard:  Yes it was. Chad Morris has been talking about his potential for a year now and has known him since Quinn’s high school days, when he set the national record for career passing yards (6,566). He did a good job learning the playbook and is benefiting from the extra attention Sutton draws, which wasn’t difficult to foresee. 

Question:  Who ends the year with more catches — Courtland Sutton or Trey Quinn? 

Grosbard:  Give me Quinn for receptions and Sutton for touchdowns. The double- and triple-coverages Sutton sees are definitely helping Quinn put up some good numbers to start the year, but Sutton still has three more touchdown catches despite not gaining a yard against TCU.

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