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