Video: Richard Mullaney, Beavers ready to replace Brandin Cooks
There is no way to replicate the individual numbers Brandin Cooks put up for the Oregon State Beavers in 2013 (128 receptions for 1,730 yards and 16 touchdown grabs) but Richard Mullaney and a host of talented pass-catchers are ready to make their own mark in 2014.
Mullaney had a solid season opposite Cooks, hauling in 52 receptions for 788 yards and two TDs, in 2013. Now, as the lone returning wide out in Sean Mannion's arsenal, he hopes to lead a talented group of receivers, including sophomore Victor Bolden, and the Beavers back to a bowl game.
Along the way he will get help from two play-making tight ends in Connor Hamlett and Caleb Smith. Out of the backfield, running backs Terron Ward and Storm Woods are dangerous receivers as well, so the OSU passing game should be in good shape with Mannion keying the attack and a slew of pass-catchers who each bring something different and dynamic to the field.
Pac-12 Networks' Curtis Conway chatted with Mullaney at the "Football Training Camp" tour's stop in Corvallis to learn about how the junior is adjusting to being a go-to guy and much more.