Maryland quietly has one of the better receiving groups in the conference in 2022, the problem is, they won’t get much production from the tight ends or running backs.
The wide receiver group is highlighted by former 5-star recruit Rakim Jarrett and Dontay Demus. Jarrett had 62 catches for 829 yards and five touchdowns last season. Demus suffered a season-ending injury, which held him to just five games played. In those five games, Demus had 28 catches for 507 yards and three scores.
Some other returning contributors include Jeshaun Jones, who had 18 grabs for 224 yards last season. The Terps also added Florida transfer Jacob Copeland to the mix. Copeland had 41 catches for 642 yards and four touchdowns for the Gators last season.
The top tight end from last season, Chigoziem Okonkwo, is off to the NFL, but Corey Dyches looks primed to take over. Last season Dyches had 19 catches for 208 yards and four touchdowns.
The main issue with this Terps offense is the running game. Tayon Fleet-Davis is gone, leaving a big hole at the running back position. Colby McDonald and Challen Faamatau will probably split time in the backfield.
McDonald rushed the ball 60 times last season for 325 yards and two touchdowns. Faamatau carried the ball 56 times for 235 yards and three scores.
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa does not have a shortage of options to go to in the passing game, he just doesn’t have much of a run game to compliment him.