Opinion: 2014 Player Expectations: WR Freddy Canteen

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The Michigan Wolverines are a team that have many question marks leading into the 2014 football season; but few are as concerning as the wide receiver core.

New to the football team, Freddy Canteen enrolled early, and got his work in during the spring, and is poised for a big freshman year in Ann Arbor.

Canteen was a player that not many people expected to be in line for a starting position, let alone become as valued as he is already. Canteen has impressed throughout his first few months, and now the coaching staff and fans have, though potentially limited, expectations for the previously unheralded freshman.

Below are player expectations based on opinions from David Mormino, and they do not necessarily reflect the views of TheBigHouseReport or the contributors.

Receiving Yards: 550 yards receiving.

I will put the season receiving yardage total at a reasonable number; he is a freshman after-all. Let’s put it this way, if Canteen puts up just 42 (and change) yards per game, he will reach his total. It doesn’t sound too difficult, but he has yet to take a snap at the college level, so we will see what happens.

Touchdowns: 4

Canteen will be used primarily in the slot, so he will get his opportunities to take it into the endzone. Star TE Devin Funchess may be the number one receiver this year, if they make the switch, which would leave Canteen with much more space with the focus shifting to Funchess, and Canteen still being a mystery to most.

Games with 100 yard receiving 1

Canteen will have a breakout game this season, that I can confidently say, but just how many will he have? I’ll put the number at one (1) for his freshman campaign, but will be pleasantly surprised if he exceeds that expectation. He has the physical ability to do so, now he just needs to build chemistry with the Wolverine quarterbacks.

David Mormino
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David Mormino is a 23 year old journalist for TheBigHouseReport.com. Graduate of Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Previously worked for MLB.com and MLBAM. Podcast Host on WolverineSounds for The Book of Mormino.