Name: Jake McCurry
Weight: 192 lbs.
High school: Solon (OH) Solon
Position: Wide receiver
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #43
Last year: I ranked McCurry #63 and said he would be a backup wide receiver and special teamer (LINK). He made 7 tackles and recovered 1 punt.
TTB Rating: N/A
McCurry has been on the fringe of significant playing time for the past couple seasons. He caught a couple passes back in 2018 – and even garnered an ill-advised crunch-time target in The Game – but the 2019 season saw him relegated to special teams almost exclusively. New offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and a new class of recruits seemed to push McCurry to afterthought status when it comes to offense.
I expect more of the same in 2020 with a class of speedy recruits joining the team. Even though Donovan Peoples-Jones and Tarik Black have departed since last season, incoming players like Roman Wilson and A.J. Henning should gobble up some snaps. Meanwhile, second-year players Mike Sainristil and Giles Jackson should be more ready to play. So it looks like another year of special teaming for McCurry.
Prediction: Backup wide receiver, special teamer