Poll results: Which 2016 signee will have the best career at wide receiver?

Poll results: Which 2016 signee will have the best career at wide receiver?


April 17, 2016
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Ahmir Mitchell

A few weeks ago, I started a poll asking which class of 2016 signee would end up having the best career at receiver. Here are the results of the poll:

Ahmir Mitchell: 39%
The 6’3″, 205 lb. Mitchell was the only early enrollee of the bunch. While he did show off good size and athleticism this spring, he reportedly continued to have issues catching the ball. Braylon Edwards had the same problem early in his career, so that is not a death knell, but it will be something to watch.

Eddie McDoom: 25%
McDoom was a late pull after he flipped from Oregon to Michigan in January. The Florida native can play outside, in the slot, or as a returner. He was an Under Armour All-American.

Kekoa Crawford: 20%
The U.S. Army All-American played well at the all-star game and is the highest rated player of the bunch. Like McDoom, he could also play inside or outside.

Nate Johnson: 8%
The 5’11”, 175-pounder is a pure slot player who might be able to return punts, too. He’s the lowest rated player of the bunch at #589 overall in the 2016 class.

Chris Evans: 5%
Evans was ranked as a running back by some services, but his future position is unclear. He could play running back, receiver, or cornerback at the next level.

Brad Hawkins, Jr.: 3%
I wouldn’t pick Hawkins, either, but it’s interesting that he got 3% of the vote when Evans, McDoom, and Johnson were all rated lower by the recruiting services. The 6’1″, 202 lb. Hawkins could also end up at safety, which maybe factored into the voting.

What was your reasoning behind your voting?

6 comments

  1. Comments: 1357
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    Roanman
    Apr 17, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    I took Crawford, I think Mitchell is a Safety.

  2. Comments: 29
    greggoblue
    Apr 17, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    Rankings shmangkins, never thought of Hawkins as anything but a safety. At least one of these guys is going to end up at safety and I think Hawkins is the most likely candidate followed by Mitchell.

    Nate Johnson (IMO) is the best pure WR of the bunch in this point of their young careers in terms of route running and pass catching ability; whether that translates to a great career at this point I’m not sure. Would love to see one of the outside guys break out like Kekoa.

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    Extrajuice
    Apr 17, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    I also chose Nate Johnson. Just looks like a he has a knack for making the big play. Quick and precise routes. Plus, what’s the point of having these polls if everyone always picks the “favorite”?

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    SinCityBlue
    Apr 18, 2016 at 12:20 AM

    McDoom because I like his highlight video the best…..yes I’m that shallow 🙂

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    Roanman
    Apr 18, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    You might think about a poll on who will be the most successful walk-on. I’d struggle between Simeon Smith and Andrew Vastardis.

    It’ll probably be Cheesman, but I view selecting a long snapper as sort of cheating.

    https://michigan.n.rivals.com/news/2016-michigan-preferred-walk-on-situation

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    High Sierra Howard
    Apr 18, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Because to extol the Son of DOOM would be too awesome for words.

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