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?
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