Based on personal available, they put the best 3 on the field. That's about as simple as it gets. They used the pass game as an extension of the run game and those were the three most sure-handed.
Toivonen and Maag both ran plenty of intermediate and deep routes that took the attention of the safety. They were able to do it more with their size and go up and get the ball rather than blow by them. Not what everyone is looking for but again, you do the best with the personnel you have. Maag has some pretty decent speed for his size. He will be a monster the next two years if he can continue to develop and work on his hands a bit, he had a few issues towards the end of the year.
Wanzek was an excellent route runner and had the quickness to get open to go with his hands.
Boltman added a dynamic element, though I wouldn't classify him as a deep threat. He just needs the ball in space. I think he will play an absolutely huge role next year. If only he was a more accurate passer, he'd be fun to watch taking over the offense next year.
There's some intriguing guys looking to fill in for the seniors next year:
Cochran has some pretty good speed
Schmidt is a sprinter/hurdler on the indoor track team
Burian and Zalvalney are local kids who are developing nicely and fit the size mold of Wanzek/Toivonen
Students were entered into the transfer portal... SCSU has a lovely new outdoor football field. The school will save $1.5 mil and has a $5 mil defect. Crookston offered budget reasons.... didn’t they drop football a few year ago and then reinstated it?
And that did not include the dozen nickname protesters who were there to get the extra credit professors offered. Somewhat related, this will be one of the few times the St Cloud Times covers SCSU football in the past two years.