Trojans hope receivers can take over on offense in 2017

Trojans hope receivers can take over on offense in 2017

TROY, AL (WSFA) - The 2016 season was all about Troy's dominant defense. A top-tier front seven and a nasty secondary made for one of the best units in all of college football. No disrespect to Troy's defensive 11 this year, but 2017 could be the year of Troy's offense.

Four-year starter Brandon Silvers is back for his senior season and is putting it all on the line this year.

"Just being out here with these guys, it's an incredible group of guys," said Silvers. "I'm just blessed to be out here. I get to do it one more year."

A run game consisting of Jordan Chunn and a plethora of running backs behind him seems to be an unstoppable force on the ground, but the most dominant group maybe the guys on the outside.

The receiving core looks to be a key group the Trojans will be relying on this upcoming season. With veterans such as Emanuel Thompson leading the pack and some younger players showing that you can make some plays, The deep ball maybe a threat the Trojans use this season.

"This year were three deep at every position," said Thompson. "X, F, X, Z whatever, we're three deep across the board."

"If you look at competition at the receiver spot, we've got a ton of competition," said head coach Neal Brown. "What that does is it makes your practices so much better because those guys understand that they can't have any days off."

Coach Brown and the Trojans will be hard at work on the practice fields again on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

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