Top WR corps? Maryland has unique tandem in Rakim Jarrett, Jeshaun Jones, per PFF
Does Maryland have the best wide receiver combination in college football? Right now, one statistic from Pro Football Focus might lead you down that path.
The Terrapins are off to a hot start in 2021, posting wins over West Virginia and Howard to get to 2-0 with a road trip to Illinois upcoming on Friday. A big reason for the early success is the passing attack.
Maryland is loaded wide receiver room this season. Dontay Demus Jr. leads the way 261 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 catches. He’s the only receiver in the country with an active touchdown streak stretching across six games.
But Demus wasn’t one of the names listed in PFF’s recent stat.
Per the site, Rakim Jarrett and Jeshaun Jones are currently grading at 86.1 and 83.0, respectively. The Terrapins are the only team in the country with multiple receivers grading over 80.0.
Maryland is the ONLY team in College Football with two 80+ graded WRs
🚀 Rakim Jarrett – 86.1
🚀 Jeshaun Jones – 83.0 pic.twitter.com/GdCTIuy6IQ
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 14, 2021
Both guys have produced early, as well. Jarrett has totaled 12 catches for 189 yards and 2 touchdowns. Jones has hauled in 5 passes for 53 yards and has yet to score a touchdown in 2021.
Considering the amount of talent at wide receiver in college football, even in the B1G, it’s pretty impressive that the Terps are leading in this area.
Maryland will be back on the field Friday night, taking on Illinois in Champaign. It will be the Terrapins’ first road game on first B1G game of the year.