BYU football Top 25 Countdown to Camp: No. 14

2014-07-18T06:00:00Z 2014-08-01T20:44:27Z BYU football Top 25 Countdown to Camp: No. 14Jared Lloyd Daily Herald Daily Herald
July 18, 2014 6:00 am  • 

No. 14: Jordan Leslie, BYU wide receiver

Note: As the final month before the BYU football team starts fall camp ticks away, here is Jared Lloyd's list of the Top 25 individuals who will have the biggest impact on the success of the Cougars in 2014.

It's doubtful any Cougar fans even knew Leslie's name before the transfer talk got ramped up.

Now many believe he could be a faster Cody Hoffman -- a very tough set of expectations to live up as Hoffman was arguably BYU's most impressive receiver ever.

But the UTEP transfer who comes to Provo for his final year brings a package that is bound to get the Cougar faithful buzzing.

At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, he has good size, but he's also shown he can be a playmaker. His 44 catches for 612 yards and seven touchdowns last year for the Miners show that.

The biggest question mark for Leslie is the transition to BYU football, but even there he has an edge due to his relationship with Cougar wide receiver coach Guy Holliday.

Some think Leslie will be the most impactful player in 2014 for BYU, and they could be right. Right now it's just guesswork until he actually shows what he can do on the field, but if the right chemistry with Taysom Hill develops, watch out.

Daily Herald sports editor ​Jared Lloyd can be reached at 801-344-2555 or jlloyd@heraldextra.com. Twitter: @JaredrLloyd. Instagram: @JaredrLloyd.

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