Maryland landed local product Teldrick Morgan through the transfer wire this offseason.
The former second-team All-Sun Belt honoree brings great talent and experience to the wide receiver corps for the Terrapins.
Morgan had his best season in 2014 when he led the Aggies with 75 catches for 903 yards and seven touchdowns. Morgan missed two games last season, but was still a big contributor as he produced 44 catches for 543 yards and four touchdowns.
Morgan also had 1,361 all-purpose yards which landed him on the 2015 Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the country’s most versatile player.
Morgan has a great chance to be the Terps top wideout. Morgan is used to the heavy workload as he was targeted on 17.7 percent of the Aggies throws last season.
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The Terps needed a boost in its wide receiver group and will add Morgan along with two highly rated talents from its 2016 recruiting class in Tino Ellis and D.J. Turner. Maryland finished 13th out of 14 Big Ten teams in passing yards per game (174.3) last season and Morgan will surely look to boost the production in the passing game.
The Terrapins leading receiver last season was Levern Jacobs with 425 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Morgan has the talent and opportunity to surpass those numbers if he receives the targets.
Jacobs and sophomore D.J. Moore could have elevated numbers if Maryland can have a better semblance of a passing game. It’ll likely be Perry Hills or Caleb Rowe under center assuming that a dark horse candidate doesn’t rise up the depth chart.
Morgan adds needed size the Maryland wide receiver position as well. Morgan stands 6’0 tall and this now makes him the tallest player for the Terps with collegiate experience.
Maryland has the potential to have a very special group at the wide receiver position with the addition of Morgan. There is plenty of talent to go around to help the quarterbacks from this group from top to bottom.
It will depend on the quarterback play and new offensive coordinator Walt Bell to be creative and get the ball into the hands of Morgan and the other wideouts.