2019 Season Countdown: #45 Jake Moody

2019 Season Countdown: #45 Jake Moody


July 20, 2019
Jake Moody (image via MLive)

Name: Jake Moody
Height:
6’0″
Weight:
177 lbs.
High school:
Northville (MI) Northville
Position:
Kicker
Class:
Sophomore
Jersey number:
#2
Last year:
I did not rank Moody. He was 10/11 on field goals with a long of 48 yards, and 43 of his 89 kickoffs went for touchbacks.
TTB Rating:
N/A

I usually punt when it comes to ranking kickers, and Moody is a great example why. When he committed to Michigan, there was confusion about whether he would be a grayshirt or a preferred walk-on or a scholarship player.

By the time game one rolled around, he was on scholarship and handling kickoff duties.

By the eleventh game, against Indiana, he went in to placekick and was 6/6 on field goals. He went 4/5 over the next two games (and was 5/5 overall on extra points).

This year I have Moody ranked at #45 and Quinn Nordin at #51 (LINK). It could be the reverse. Nordin has a strong enough leg to handle kickoffs, too.

I believe Michigan will have a solid kicker this season, because there are two good options. I just don’t know which one it will be.

Prediction: Starting kicker

2 comments

  1. Avatar
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    je93
    Jul 20, 2019 at 2:06 PM

    Same, this one is too close to call. But, gun to my head, I side with the younger Moody over the inconsistent & oft-beligerant Nordin

  2. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    Jul 21, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    One of them might not be too good of an option. I’d have a bit bigger gap between the them but strongly agree with the change from past countdowns that put kickers in the top 20 or even top 10.

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