With Duke's 2018 starting wide receiver trio of T.J. Rahming, Johnathan Lloyd and Chris Taylor all not coming back to Durham this fall, experienced pass-catchers were already few and far between for the Blue Devils.
And on Friday afternoon, the options for new starting quarterback Quentin Harris became even thinner, as the team announced that sophomore wide receiver Jake Bobo—a projected starter at the position—will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery for a fractured right clavicle.
Bobo impressed in his freshman campaign, proving to be a dynamic option and tallying 167 yards on 10 catches for a healthy 16.7 yards per catch. The highlight of Bobo's season came on a seven-yard touchdown catch from Daniel Jones in Duke's Independence Bowl victory against Temple.
Without Bobo, senior wide receiver Aaron Young—who missed most of last season due to injury—and junior tight end Noah Gray project to be the most targeted options for Harris.