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August 20, 2006
Position changes can have big impact
With every pass he catches, Omarr Conner proves the value of versatility.
The former four-star prospect lost his job as Mississippi State's starting quarterback late last season. Instead of spending the rest of the year brooding on the sidelines, he moved to wide receiver and caught nine passes in the Bulldogs' last two games.
Conner now enters his senior year as a starting wideout. He is the favorite target of Mike Henig, the guy who replaced him at quarterback.
Plenty of other players across the country are hoping to make similarly smooth transitions this fall.
Whether they couldn't earn starting jobs at their natural positions or are trying to fill holes elsewhere in the lineup, the following 10 players are making position switches that could have major impacts on the upcoming season.
Because he made his move last fall, Conner doesn't appear in these rankings.
But the guy who tops this list also moved from quarterback to wide receiver last fall. Only in this case, circumstances caused him to switch back to his natural position.
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