BYU football: Receivers catching on to Cahoon's vision

Published: Thursday, March 29 2012 1:56 p.m. MDT

Not surprisingly, Cahoon has an affinity for diminutive receivers like himself. He showered praise on 5-foot-8 JD Falslev, who had 31 catches for 330 yards and two touchdowns last season.

"He catches everything, and that's the standard," Cahoon said. "If you're going to be short, you've got to do that, especially with all of the tall freaks that we have on this team. If you're a short guy, you'd better catch everything. And he did last year. His role grew as he became more reliable and dependable. Guys wanted to create plays for him and the quarterbacks wanted to go to him. He breaks on a dime, he's very hard to cover underneath with his quickness. He's a possession receiver. If there's one guy that really exceeded or met my expectation, it would be JD last year."

Then Cahoon smiled.

"I show favoritism," he added, "for the short guys."

email: jeffc@desnews.com

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