College football power rankings: Top 15 wide receivers for the 2022 season

Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Quentin Johnston, TCU Horned Frogs
Quentin Johnston, TCU Horned Frogs. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

These are the very best wide receivers in all of college football entering the 2022 season.

While quarterbacks tend to get all the love, college football fans know darn well how important having a fantastic wide receiver, or two, is.

Although you can still win games by running the ball and playing great defense, it is so much easier to humiliate the opposition when their defensive backs have no chance of containing the most athletic players on the field: The wide receivers! And with DeVonta Smith winning the Heisman Trophy in 2020, it only goes to show how important the position is in the game today.

Here are the 15 best receivers college football has to offer at the start of the 2022 regular season.

Honorable mentions: Jacob Cowing (Arizona), Xavier Hutchinson (Iowa State), Ronnie Bell (Michigan), Parker Washington (Penn State), Jayden Reed (Michigan State), Jalen Cropper (Fresno State), Marvin Harrison Jr. (Ohio State)

College football: Top 15 wide receivers entering the 2022 regular season

Quentin Johnston. 872. WR. TCU Horned Frogs. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 15. player

Sonny Dykes will love watching what Quentin Johnston can do in his system

With Sonny Dykes switching Texas teams in the same metroplex, he plans to bring what was working for him at SMU to TCU in the Power Five. It may take a minute for things to really get cooking for him in Fort Worth, but in the meantime, he is going to absolutely love having one of the most talented wide receivers in the league in Quentin Johnston. He can help bridge the gap.

Whether it is Max Duggan or Chandler Morris throwing him the football, Johnston will help the Horned Frogs steal a game or two in conference play. Though transitioning from a defense-first program under the iconic Gary Patterson will take some time, Johnston is the type of receiver that Dykes can look at to show the rest of the team how to get it done in the downfield passing game.

Look for Johnston to be on the shortlist as one of the best wide receivers in the Big 12 once again.