Grading Isiah Myers’ 2013 Season for the Washington State Cougars


Nov 16, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Isiah Myers (88) is congratulated by wide receiver Rickey Galvin (5) after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. The Cougars beat the Wildcats 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

#88 was often a third or fourth option on the check down ladder, but when it came down to it, Isiah Myers proved a consistent option in the passing game.   He caught passes in every game other than the Oregon State debacle, turning in 37 catches, 425 yards, and three TDs, one standing high in Coug fans’ memory.

On a week marred by idiocy from the U of A press, Myers put his stamp on the memory of the Arizona fans.   Isiah vacuumed in a bootleg pass from Halliday, pulled a juke/spin/duck move that left the Wildcat defensive back lying on the Zona sideline as he danced into the endzone for the game winning touchdown.

Myers knows that his place in the offense, like all other receivers, depends solely on his ability to break open and give the QB a chance to deliver the ball.  That may have been his greatest weakness in 2012 and 2013.  If he can sharpen his route running and continue to exercise patience, he may propel himself higher on the WR depth chart, but that race has a bunch of horses in it.

Overall, we like Myers, but we need to see some dedication his routes and a hunger for opportunities that seem to emerge from the screen game.  We have seen it happen, so we know it can be reprised.  Final grade: C+