I’m going to toot my own horn here for a second: I’ve been on the Maliq Carr bandwagon for over a year now. Before the 2022 season, fans were ready to give up on Carr as a potential future star at Michigan State because some believed he was just not a good blocker, but he has proven the doubters wrong.
Carr not only placed more of an emphasis on blocking over the past year, but he also flashed some of that elite athleticism from the tight end spot.
In his first year at Michigan State after transferring in from Purdue, Carr had just eight catches for 135 yards and was the second or third-string tight end, at best. In his second season at Michigan State, he saw all his numbers rise as he was trusted more by the staff and earned a larger role. He caught 16 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
Still, he’s capable of so much more.
I think we’re going to see Carr not only prove to be the best tight end on the roster but one of the best in the Big Ten. He’s going to be a brand-new starting quarterback’s best friend. Don’t be shocked when he catches around 40 passes for over 500 yards and six touchdowns this season.