Debate It: Who will be 2014 receiving TD leader?

The Big Ten lost a plethora of talent at wide receiver, including touchdown reception leader Quincy Enunwa, who hauled in 12 scoring grabs. With Enunwa gone, the Big Ten is certain to feature a new TD reception king. Who will it be? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post.

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RECEIVING TD
2013 leader: Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska – 12
2014 returning leader: Shane Wynn, Indiana – 11

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Tom Dienhart: Shane Wynn, WR, Indiana. He paced the Hoosiers with 11 TD grabs last season on just 46 receptions. With Cody Latimer (9 TDs) and Kofi Hughes (7) gone, in addition to tight Ted Bolser (6), the diminutive speedster is now THE man in Bloomington. And his veteran savvy will pay off.

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Sean Merriman: Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan. Call him a tight end. Call him a wide receiver. Call him whatever you want, this is my pick. With Jeremy Gallon off to the NFL, Funchess should become the top target for Devin Gardner, and with his 6-5, 230 pound frame, he will be tough to stop when the Wolverines’ get into the redzrone. Funchess has hauled in 11 touchdowns in two seasons at Michigan.

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Brent Yarina: Shane Wynn, WR, Indiana. Wynn caught 11 touchdowns last season while lining up in the same huddle as Cody Latimer, Kofi Hughes and Ted Bolser, a triumphant that combined for 22 TD receptions. Those three are gone, as is dual-threat QB Tre Roberson, meaning pass-happy Nate Sudfeld will be looking No. 1′s way in just about every situation.

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Chris Garrett on 7/29/2014 @ 11:36am EST Said:

Can you Diggs it! Maryland has a lot of skilled weapons and which will open up catches for Diggs; need QB to be healthy and slinging it. Diggs is the real deal and has potential for many TD’s many of which will be highlight real material.

Albert on 7/29/2014 @ 12:47pm EST Said:

Shane wynn should have an outstanding season. Funchess is a beast, to be sure, but I see IU getting to the endzone more often than UM this year.

Big Ten Fan on 7/29/2014 @ 5:59pm EST Said:

I have Shane Wynn. Pass happy offense, decent QB…but then again, Christian Hackenberg is by far and away the top QB in the Big Ten. Number two (Cook) isn’t even close. And Hackenberg has the best red zone threat in the Big Ten in Jesse James. It will be one of those two. Funchess would have a say if he had a QB to throw it to him and an O-line that would allow little blue to get into the red zone.

Doug on 7/30/2014 @ 2:53am EST Said:

Cook only led MSU to the BIG title and Rose Bowl victories Big Ten Fan, enjoy sitting at home again during bowl season.