Wide Receiver Torii Hunter Jr.
Torii Hunter Jr. quietly had a decent 2015 season. He could drastically increase his numbers in 2016.
Last year, Hunter caught 28 passes for 363 receiving yards and two touchdowns. At times, he struggled for playing time because the Irish’s receiving group was loaded. However, he was effective whenever the Irish got the ball to him.
Whether it is Kizer or Zaire throwing him the football, Hunter should be an effective receiver for the Irish. He has very good speed and has great hands. Hunter’s athleticism runs in the family as his father Torii Hunter Sr. played 17 years in the MLB.
Hunter could be a huge part of the Irish’s offense in 2016. He may not be the biggest big-play threat, but he can get first downs and move the sticks.
The Irish’s big-play ability will probably come from their running backs. Therefore, the Irish only need Hunter to get open and catch passes on a consistent basis. If he can create big-play, that is a plus, but the senior receiver should primarily focus on getting open.
Hunter could be an integral part of the Notre Dame’s offense. He will probably be their No. 1 receiver at the start of the season and have a lot of chances to make plays throughout 2016.
Next: S Max Redfield