2020 Season Countdown: #10 Dylan McCaffrey

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8Oct 2020
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2020 Season Countdown: #10 Dylan McCaffrey

Dylan McCaffrey

Name: Dylan McCaffrey
220 lbs.
High school: 
Castle Rock (CO) Valor Christian
Redshirt junior
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked McCaffrey #26 and said he would be a backup quarterback (LINK). He was 10/20 for 116 yards and 1 touchdown; he also ran for 67 yards and 1 touchdown.
TTB Rating: 

Well, here we find Dylan McCaffrey, the guy once destined to be the Next Great Quarterback at Michigan who now appears to be headed for, I dunno, Northern Colorado to play for his dad. McCaffrey was pegged by many – including me – to be Michigan’s starter in 2020, ahead of Joe Milton. For whatever reason, McCaffrey lost the job and therefore announced he would opt out of the season and would explore transfer options.

I had McCaffrey ranked #10, which is low for a starting quarterback. The reason? He seems injury-prone. A concussion and a broken collarbone have ended each of his previous two seasons prematurely. The only season he finished healthy was when he was redshirting in 2017. So by my estimation, Michigan was going to end up with at least two starting quarterbacks for lengthy stretches in 2020, McCaffrey and Milton. Now the job goes to Milton, and we have to hope that redshirt freshman Cade McNamara is ready to roll as the backup.

Prediction: Starting quarterback

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16Sep 2020
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Dylan McCaffrey, Ex-Wolverine

Dylan McCaffrey (image via CBS Sports)

Angelique Chengelis and Bruce Feldman are both reporting that Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey is opting out of the 2020 season and exploring transfer options, and they’re solid enough reporters that I’m going to go ahead and assume McCaffrey is gone (though no official announcement has been made).

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23Aug 2020
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Nightly Roundup: August 23, 2020

Jaylen Waddle

Pro Football Focus put out a mock draft that has the Lions getting Jaylen Waddle and the Falcons taking Kwity Paye at #14 overall (LINK).

PFF also ranked all the projected starting quarterbacks in the country (LINK). Dylan McCaffrey is in the middle of the pack, but Michigan State’s duo of Rocky Lombardi and Theo Day is #118 out of 130.

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8Jun 2020
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Snapshots: Dylan McCaffrey vs. Notre Dame/Maryland

Dylan McCaffrey (image via Wolverines Wire)

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This is another post evaluating Dylan McCaffrey and whether or not he should win the starting job in 2020. You can find the first post here (LINK).

As a reminder, I awarded grades on the following scale:

  • +1: Good play that not everyone can make
  • 0: Average play that an average player can make
  • -1: Poor play

PLAY 1 (LINK): This is a slant (or snag) RPO where McCaffrey is reading the backside inside linebacker. When the linebacker comes up to support the run, McCaffrey pulls the ball from the running back’s belly, resets his feet, and throws to the slot receiver (Giles Jackson). It’s the right read, albeit for a moderate gain, and the play is made more difficult because right guard Stephen Spanellis whiffs on his block. McCaffrey throws the ball accurately despite being hit by a defensive tackle.
McCaffrey grade: +1

Hit the jump for the rest of his performance against Notre Dame and then Maryland.

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29May 2020
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Can Joe Milton go from 3rd to 1st?

Joe Milton (image via Wolverines Wire)

Much has been made of the 2020 quarterback battle between Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton. I did a post analyzing McCaffrey (LINK) and plan to do more, but in an effort to handicap the race, I wondered how many Michigan quarterbacks have taken over the starting job after being the #3 (or lower) in the previous season, or ever.

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