This off-season, Michael Irvin II was lost due to injury, which meant that the Freshman duo would have to be ready to see action. Now, with Brian Polendey out, they’ll have to be relied upon more than we previously expected.
We all know how talented Mallory and Jordan are, but we never expected them to be our only options at the Tight End position in their first seasons at Miami. With both of them scoring their first collegiate touchdowns against Savannah State, we can only hope that both of them - Mallory in particular, will be ready to fill a key role for the remainder of the season.
In his weekly presser, Richt mentioned that walk-on Nicholas Duchene will move from the scout team, onto the roster, and will see the field in coming weeks - but no other movement is likely.
Darrell Langham or Lawrence Cager moving to Tight End has been speculated, but won’t happen as both of them are successful at the receiver position. Scott Patchan, a former Tight End turned Defensive End (vice versa), won’t be moving either, as he’s produced well during his snaps on defense.
Luckily for the ‘Canes, the Tight End corp is a group that’s always had talent, and this situation is no different despite injuries.
When Chris Herndon IV was lost for the remainder of the last season, we expected Michael Irvin II to fill his shoes well enough; but instead, the Tight End became irrelevant in the offensive scheme. We can predict that the same won’t happen this time around though, as Brevin Jordan was already the starter, with Will Mallory being an ample second/third option.
We can assume that the offense will remain similar, although lacking some experience at the Tight End position, and hope that the 2 remaining ‘scholarship’ Ends remain healthy.
Which Tight End Will Receive the Most Action Following Polendey’s Injury?
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