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Young WRs shine in open Hawkeyes workout in West Des Moines

  • Iowa defensive lineman Carl Davis speaks to reporters at the NCAA college football team's practice Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Valley High Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave) MAGS OUT  NO SALES   TV OUT  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Iowa defensive lineman Carl Davis speaks to reporters at the NCAA college football team's practice Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Valley High Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave) MAGS OUT NO SALES TV OUT MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa senior wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley pulls in a pass during their spring NCAA college football game Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Valley High Stadium in Wesst Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave)  MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Iowa senior wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley pulls in a pass during their spring NCAA college football game Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Valley High Stadium in Wesst Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave) MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Iowa center Austin Blythe leaves the field after the NCAA college football team's practice Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Valley High Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave) MAGS OUT  NO SALES   TV OUT  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Iowa center Austin Blythe leaves the field after the NCAA college football team's practice Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Valley High Stadium in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave) MAGS OUT NO SALES TV OUT MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Iowa's coaching staff has at times raved about its crop of redshirt freshman wide receivers.

Hawkeyes fans in central Iowa on Saturday got to see why the unit appears to have such a bright future.

Newcomer Andre Harris caught a pair of long touchdown passes at an open workout at Valley High in West Des Moines, about 120 miles from campus. Derrick Willies added another TD following broken coverage, and A.J. Jones and Derrick Mitchell Jr. certainly looked ready to compete for playing time next fall.

The Hawkeyes have plenty of depth at wide receiver. But senior Kevonte Martin-Manley is the only one who's proven he can be a consistent threat — and even he had just 388 yards last season.