Eddie McDoom, Ex-Wolverine

Eddie McDoom, Ex-Wolverine


August 8, 2018

Eddie McDoom

Junior wide receiver Eddie McDoom has decided to transfer. His current destination is unknown.

McDoom has 24 rushes for 203 yards (8.5 yards/carry), along with 16 catches for 140 yards (8.8 yards/catch), during his two years on campus. He was mostly a jet sweep guy but hasn’t had a big impact in the passing game. I ranked him #38 in this year’s countdown (LINK).

Personally, I do not feel Michigan has done a great job of utilizing him over the past couple seasons. I think he would be a good returner, but Michigan hasn’t used him in the return game. He’s a jet sweep and bubble screen guy, but Michigan hasn’t used much of the bubble screen half of that equation. The unfortunate thing is that this offense with Shea Patterson probably fits McDoom better than Wilton Speight- and Brandon Peters-style offenses over the past two seasons, but we won’t get a chance to see it.

Michigan now has a relatively thin depth chart at wide receiver with just the following scholarship options:

  • Grant Perry (Sr.)
  • Tarik Black (So.)
  • Nico Collins (So.)
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones (So.)
  • Oliver Martin (RS Fr.)
  • Ronnie Bell (Fr.)

Nate Schoenle and Jake McCurry are two walk-on receivers who have earned a little bit of hype.

Michigan now has just 84 scholarship players on the roster for 2018 (LINK).

5 comments

  1. Comments: 1149
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Roanman
    Aug 09, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    Great name.

    Ok talent.

  2. Comments: 1149
    Joined: 8/13/2015
    Roanman
    Aug 09, 2018 at 5:36 AM

    Thin depth at WR in this particular case isn’t a completely horrible thing as all those guys can definitely use the reps.

    • Comments: 864
      Joined: 8/11/2015
      WindyCityBlue
      Aug 09, 2018 at 6:26 AM

      That’s assuming we get lucky this season and none of those guys gets hurt like last year.

  3. Comments: 864
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    WindyCityBlue
    Aug 09, 2018 at 6:28 AM

    Not at all unexpected. His pass catching did not improve at all from year 1 to year 2, and you can’t be just a “jet sweep guy” after your freshman year.

  4. Comments: 995
    Joined: 1/19/2016
    je93
    Aug 09, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    Sucks for depth, and like you mentioned, not great considering Patterson
    He was though, after two years, only a depth guy. Like the other 2016 (and 15) guys, none would start over Black/DPJ/Collins, and probably Martin by the end of the year

    Hopefully 2019 & 20 WR recruiting picks up!

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