2019 Season Countdown: #84 Cade McNamara

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3Jun 2019
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2019 Season Countdown: #84 Cade McNamara

Cade McNamara (image via Maxpreps)

Name: Cade McNamara
202 lbs.
High school:
Reno (NV) Damonte Ranch
Jersey number:
Last year:
McNamara was a senior in high school (LINK). He threw for 2,995 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.
TTB Rating:

McNamara is the State of Nevada’s all-time leading passer with 12,804 passing yards and 146 passing touchdowns. He threw for over 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns as a freshman. Of course, he did play his high school football in Reno, Nevada, which is not exactly a football hotbed. The numbers are still impressive, though.

What appears to set McNamara apart from other players is his ability to improvise, make throws on the run, and change his arm angle. He claims a 4.81 forty, but his speed does not stand out, and his arm strength is just so-so. In some ways he has a similar game to Shea Patterson, but Patterson is a notch above in every category. You may notice that I gave McNamara a TTB Rating of 65, which is the first time I have rated him. I do not think he will reach a point at Michigan where he’s looked at as a top-notch starter.

Specifically for this season, McNamara should not be needed. Patterson has one more year of eligibility, and even with the departure of Brandon Peters, it would take injuries to Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton before McNamara would see the field. It’s rare that a fourth quarterback is needed, so I expect a redshirt.

Prediction: Redshirt

19Feb 2019
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Nightly Roundup: February 19, 2019

Donovan Peoples-Jones (image via WXYZ)

Michigan got a transfer defensive end commitment today (LINK).

Cover 1 takes a look at the injury Chase Winovich suffered that might affect his NFL draft stock (LINK).

Here’s your daily vague Aaron McMann piece, this one on Donovan Peoples-Jones (LINK).

Devin Bush, Jr. slid in Mel Kiper, Jr.’s new mock draft (LINK).

Cade McNamara is pushing Shea Patterson in the weight room (LINK).

Fred Jackson’s son, Josh Jackson, is transferring from Virginia Tech to Maryland (LINK).

30Nov 2018
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Who’s enrolling early?

Zach Charbonnet

Here’s a list of 2019 players who are expected to enroll at Michigan in January:

TE Erick All
RB Zach Charbonnet
RB Eric Gray
QB Cade McNamara
DE Gabe Newburg
DE David Ojabo
CB Jalen Perry
ATH Mike Sainristil
DT Mazi Smith
OT Jack Stewart

13Sep 2018
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Visitors: Michigan vs. SMU

Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington safety Daxton Hill (image via 247 Sports)


Karsen Barnhart – OT – Paw Paw (MI) Paw Paw: Barnhart is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Zach Carpenter – OG – Cincinnati (OH) Moeller: Carpenter is committed to Michigan (LINK).

Luke Elzinga – P – Grand Rapids (MI) Christian: Elzinga is a 6’4″, 195-pounder who’s ranked as the #8 punter in the country, according to Brandon Kornblue.

Dax Hill – S – Tulsa (OK) Booker T. Washington: Hill is a 6’0″, 186 lb. prospect with offers from Alabama, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State, among others. He’s a 5-star, the #1 safety, and #12 overall. The crystal balls on 247 Sports are 50% in favor of Alabama, 25% for Oklahoma, and 19% for Michigan, but recent news suggests it’s a battle between Alabama and Michigan. This is his official visit, and he officially visited Alabama back in June.

Hit the jump for several more visitors.

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