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Devy Profile: Rakim Jarrett, WR| Maryland

Is Rakim Jarrett the next successful Maryland WR? Let @SportsfanaticMB break down the new Terrapin WR for you.

  • Height- 6’0
  • Weight- 208
  • Hometown- Washington, DC
  • High School- St. John’s
  • Class Eligibility- Freshman (2023)

Capital Nights

Rakim Jarrett is a wide receiver out of Washington, DC. Jarrett is the 27th ranked prospect in the 2020 recruiting class and the fourth wide receiver.

Rakim Jarrett had an incredible high school career at St. John’s. Making varsity as a freshman and continuing to a prominent junior and senior season. His standout senior season earned him Gatorade player in the District of Columbia. He would also make it into the Under Armour All-America Game. Jarrett also attended The Opening – Regional portion to get his height and weight verified (both listed in the opening.)

2018Rec- 36RecYds- 782RecTD- 11
2017Rec- 43RecYds- 513RecTD- 5

Offers (247Sports)

  • Rakim Jarrett received 31 college offers here are the top 12 schools.
  • Maryland
  • LSU
  • Alabama
  • Auburn
  • Clemson
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Ohio State
  • Penn State
  • USC
  • Wisconsin
  • Florida

The Mighty Terrapins

Jarrett had committed to the LSU Tigers, but on signing day December 18th, 2019, he de-committed from LSU and signed his letter of intent with the Maryland Terrapins. Jarrett joins a loaded wide receiver room with 11 others already on the roster. While he is the only five-star prospect and joins Maryland as the best wide receiver, it will be fight for him to get on the field. It’s likely senior DJ Turner remains the top receiver and will be targeted in his final year. However, the number two receiver role should be open to competition. I think the battle will come down to Daryll Jones, a sophomore and freshmen Rakim Jarrett and Isaiah Hazel.

Jarrett has the talent and skill to win the position and be a prominent figure in the offense. Maryland landing Taulia Tagovailoa to play quarterback will also give Jarrett a young rising QB to grow with. With no guaranteed preseason, it will be hard for Jarrett to get immersed in the offense. I don’t foresee Jarrett being a huge contributor in 2020 but should be the lead wide receiver in 2021.

Strength

Quick cuts and separation

Jarrett shows off quick cuts and does a good job using his start/stop ability to leverage defenders and get around them. His ability to use quick cuts and his elite speed allows him to get by and create separation from defenders continually.

Top end speed

Jarrett has easy speed. Meaning he can reach top speed in just a couple of steps. He has elite top-end speed and acceleration. Whether it’s in a short burst or long downfield runs, Jarrett has elite speed.

Route running

Jarrett already shows knowledge of the route tree and can run most routes. I love at the top of his route how he cuts inside and doesn’t lose any speed. He also shows off his football IQ by watching his QB roll out and making sure to run into his view.

Final Thoughts

Per Devywatch.com, Rakim Jarrett’s current ADP is 78.33 overall and the 30th wide receiver off the board. His ADP is precisely where I have him in my rankings. Currently, he sits as my 79th player and the 29th wide receiver. I’ll be watching Jarrett close over the next couple of years to see if he can establish himself as a top wide receiver at Maryland. They have been able to produce some top NFL talent of late in Stefon Diggs and D.J. Moore. However, this is a different coaching staff and system. Jarrett has the skill set and ability to make an immediate impact for the Terrapins and should return value quickly. If he produces and continues to grow, his route running alone should translate to NFL success as well, especially as an outside wide receiver and as a deep threat.

That completes my devy freshman profile on WR Rakim Jarrett of Maryland. If you’d like to see more my thoughts on devy players you can follow me on twitter @SportsfanaticMB. You can also hear me on my podcast the Fantasy Football Roundtable where we discuss all the latest NFL news and prospects.

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