To we look at the wide receiver position in the conference when it comes to the 2016 class.
12.) Austin Mack (Ohio State) *** No. 68 overall ***
23.) Ahmir Mitchell (Michigan) *** No. 130 overall ***
27.) Trishton Jackson (Michigan State) *** No. 156 overall ***
35.) Justin Layne (Michigan State) *** No. 190 overall ***
44.) Brad Hawkins (Michigan) *** No. 269 overall ***
45.) Tin Ellis (Maryland) *** No. 270 overall ***
50.) Cameron Chambers (Michigan State)
60.) Darryl Turner (Maryland)
64.) Derrion Grim (Nebraska)
66.) Ben Skowronek (Northwestern)
67.) Phillip Howard (Minnesota)
71.) Taysir Mack (Rutgers)
72.) Drew Hmielewski (Minnesota)
74.) Nathan Johnson (Michigan)
88.) J.D. Spielman (Nebraska)
96.) Ramaud Chiaokhiao-Bowman (Northwestern)
103.) Isaiah Wright (Rutgers)
105.) A.J. Taylor (Wisconsin)
136.) Aaron Matthews (Penn State)
141.) Devonte Young (Iowa)
147.) Dredrick Snelson (Minnesota)
154.) Frank Darby (Iowa)
170.) Quintez Cephus (Wisconsin)
174.) Dominic Thieman (Illinois)(Scout.com ATHs projected to play WR are not in this group.)
Some initial things that pop out when looking at this group.
Michigan State might not be recruiting a running back in 2016, but they are wealthy when it comes to receivers in the top 50.
While most of the top running backs across the country have decided on a school, at wide receiver eight players in the top 25 are still in play. This included Binjimen Victor, who has Ohio State and Florida Standing out.
Maryland, a program who has been known for their wide receiver player over the years, has a couple good ones in Ellis and Turner coming in.
“Ellis is a long strider who get off the line of scrimmage well, and he does a good job getting into his breaks. He increased his acceleration out of breaks and is tight in and out of them,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn.
The Big Ten only has 14 percent of the top 50 wide receivers in the country currently committed to them. When pushing it out to the top 100, they have 16 percent.
Of course, no receiver committed to a Big Ten school put up the numbers Nebraska commit Derrion Grim did.
Setting a California state record for yards and touchdowns, Grim found the end zone 34 times, racking up 1,928 receiving yards.
"He is a lot more polished this season, you can see it in his route running, how well he catches the ball and then he has added some explosiveness and runs really well after the catch,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. “He's a pure a pass catcher with very good ball control and the game just looks very easy for him."-->