Camp Preview: Parker Leads Deep, Explosive Receiving Corps

Camp Preview: Parker Leads Deep, Explosive Receiving Corps

KINGSTON, R.I. - Once again, Rhode Island's wide receiver depth chart projects as one of the strongest in CAA Football for 2019. In senior Aaron Parker (Prince George's County, Md.) and junior Isaiah Coulter (Brandywine, Md.), the Rams have arguable the best wideout tandem in the league.

Parker - a first-team all-conference selection last season - exploded as a junior, leading all CAA players in receiving yards, receiving yards per game and touchdown catches during the regular season. With 61 receptions, 955 yards and 10 touchdowns, Parker established himself as one of the elite talents in all of FCS football.

Coulter - who started all 11 games - added 42 catches for 604 yards and three touchdowns a year ago. He had a stretch of three consecutive 100-yard receiving games, and lining up opposite Parker, creates matchup nightmares for the opposition. Senior slot receiver Ahmere Dorsey (Wilmington, Del.) showed his explosiveness on special teams last year, and with the graduation of Marven Beauvais and Khayri Denny, figures to see a significant uptick in playing time.

Redshirt freshman John Erby (Chester, S.C.), junior Ivory Frimpong (Centreville, Va.) and redshirt sophomore Ed Lee (Washington, D.C.) are all talented players who have been waiting for their opportunities. Frimpong has been one of the team's better special teams coverage players for the last two seasons, and at 6-3, gives the Rams a big target. Erby (5-10) and Lee (5-9) are both smaller, faster targets with strong hands who will fight for every ball.

Senior Josh McClean (East Flatbush, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman Peyton Robinson (Portsmouth, R.I.) have been with the team for more than a year and could contribute on special teams. Freshmen walk-ons Teddy Harper (East Orange, N.J.), Israel Emmanuel (Warwick, R.I.), Nico Cavaliere (Middletown, Conn.) and Robenson Antoine (Cranston, R.I.) will fill out the depth chart.

Check GoRhody.com Friday for a look at the Defensive Linemen.