Sunday, March 31, 2013

Poll results: Best wide receiver in 2013 class?

Westland (MI) John Glenn wide receiver Da'Mario Jones
Last week I asked the readers to choose who would be the best wideout in the 2013 class.  Overwhelmingly, TTB readers chose Da'Mario Jones.  Here are the results:

Da'Mario Jones - WR - Westland (MI) John Glenn: 71%
Jones is a 6'2", 185 lb., 3-star prospect.  He has a little more speed than the other two receivers in the class, but he was under the radar, partly because he bounced from New Jersey to Michigan before his senior year.  Jones was my choice for the top receiver in the class.  Here's his commitment post.

Jaron Dukes - WR - Columbus (OH) Marion Franklin: 15%
Dukes is about 6'4" and around 200 lbs.  He did not have a great senior season, which has been partly blamed (according to observers, not Dukes) on a lack of quality quarterback play at Marion Franklin.  My biggest question about Dukes is his lack of speed, which might limit him to being an occasional target as a possession receiver; of course, he could also be a good red zone target due to his size.  He has some upside, but his athleticism leaves a little to be desired. (Commitment post.)

Csont'e York - WR - Harper Woods (MI) Chandler Park: 13%
If I were ranking these guys, I would have put York second and Dukes third.  While York lacks some of Dukes's length, I think York is a more natural pass catcher.  He's still not an explosive target, but he adjusts well to the ball in the air and catches the ball with his hands away from his body.  I think he will be a quality target on jump balls and near the sideline, somewhat like a Brandon Lloyd (minus some speed) who can contort himself into making some difficult catches. (Commitment post.)


  1. The sad fact is that Jones wins by default as the other two guys show almost no hope of being anything other than "meh." I really cannot figure out why UM seems incapable of recruiting a decent WR. Are these actually the kind of WR's they really want?!?

    UM reaaaallllly needs to land Drake Johnson (or another elite WR) in the 2014 class.

  2. You mean Drake Harris. This is the year there shouldn't be any excuses to land top WR talent. Were in on so many good prospects. We gotta take 3. Drake is the obvious number 1, and I think Hoke needs to look at Saeed Blacknail as a legitiment priority. Scott would be great, if we can get him out of Florida. My sleeper is Mo Ways. He is 6'4 with good speed and great hands. By the time summer camps end, 4-star Talent.

  3. With the quarterbacks we have now receivers will not be hard to get

  4. I am not a fan of the receivers we have on the roster and in this class. What happened to the days of churning out productive NFL players? Breaston - Avant - Manningham - Edwards? Last receiver we've had come out since RR has been Hemmingway, and I don't think he's going to have a productive NFL career.