5 Maryland players to watch against Richmond

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Nov 15, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; The Maryland Terrapins take the field prior to the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 Taivon Jacobs

As was mentioned above, Maryland lost a considerable amount of skill at the wide receiver position. Having to replace that kind of talent is certainly a daunting task, but the Terps do have the talent to get the job done. 2013 leading receiver Levern Jacobs returns to the gridiron after a year-long suspension and should be the top weapon through the air. One of the biggest wild cards is starter Taivon Jacobs. The younger Jacobs figured to be one of Brown’s go-to options in 2014, but suffered a season-ending knee injury in the season opener against James Madison.

Jacobs is listed as one of Maryland’s three starting wideouts, along with his brother Levern and Amba Etta-Tawo. Taivon Jacobs has battled through injuries at Suitland and now at Maryland, but is primed to return to the form Maryland recruited him to be. The former Ohio State commit definitely could be a downfield threat for quarterback Perry Hills. Jacobs was even injured on a deep route last season. It’ll be interesting to see just where Jacobs is physically when he takes the field on Saturday. Once he’s 100 percent, Jacobs could be a phenomenal wideout for the Terps.