2018 Season Countdown: #43 Kekoa Crawford

2018 Season Countdown: #43 Kekoa Crawford


July 17, 2018

Kekoa Crawford

Name: Kekoa Crawford
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 195 lbs.
High school: Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic
Position: Wide receiver
Class: Junior
Jersey number: #1
Last year: I ranked Crawford #13 and said he would be a starting receiver with 40 catches for 520 yards and 3 touchdowns (LINK). He made 17 catches for 243 yards and 1 touchdown; he also returned 8 kickoffs for 139 yards (17.4 yards/return).
TTB Rating: 81

As you can see, Crawford dropped significantly on the countdown from 2017 to 2018, from #13 down to #43. And that was before he left the team to pursue greener pastures elsewhere. Crawford played a lot last season, especially after starting wide receiver Tarik Black went down with a foot injury midway through the year. Crawford’s numbers look okay for a #3 or #4 receiver for a whole season, but he was expected to do more and never seemed to mesh with any of the three quarterbacks who saw game action.

This year Tarik Black and Donovan Peoples-Jones are both expected to be starters, and they’re a year older. Meanwhile, Nico Collins saw more action late in the year, Grant Perry is a senior, and Oliver Martin is coming off a redshirt. The arrow seemed to be trending down for Crawford. I still think he has talent and could have been a decent contributor at Michigan if he stuck around, but with only 2018 and 2019 remaining, he was destined to be overshadowed by Black and Peoples-Jones, if not others.

Prediction: None; he transferred

2 comments

  1. Comments: 995
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    je93
    Jul 17, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    Too bad. And strange he’s made no announcement yet

  2. Painter Smurf
    Comments: 253
    Joined: 8/12/2015
    Painter Smurf
    Jul 17, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Is he transferring to Cal? I think he might do pretty well. Agree that he is not a legit #1 and is outclassed by the ’17 WR’s. But Crawford is probably better than he looked in UM’s dysfunctional passing game last year. Can probably say that for all of them.

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