Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/10/14

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 8: Running back Noah Herron #23 of the Green Bay Packers runs with the ball against cornerback Tye Hill #26 of the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field on October 8, 2006 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Rams defeated the Packers 23-20. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Over the years Northwestern has produced a series of big name tailbacks (Noah Herron, Tyrell Sutton, Darnell Autry, Jason Wright) and even a NFL caliber in QB in Mike Kafka. However, the wide receivers have been the weakest link of the offensive skill position players. The “no-name receiving corps” has produced some good numbers and some solid personnel like Zeke Markshausen, a homeless man’s Wes Welker, and Jeremy Ebert, a Big Ten leader. However, there’s been no true headliner, so anyone with NFL potential…until maybe Kyle Prater? Could he become that blue-chip, go-to guy? Prater is a former 5-star recruit out of Proviso West high school. After going out on the left coast to start his college football career, he’s now back at home. From the Chicago Sun-Times: “It felt great to be a student again, and it felt great to have a book bag on again,” Prater said. The new Northwestern wide receiver just finished his first week as a Wildcat after transferring from USC, capping off his we...
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