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Marcus Leak is gone. Luckily, Maryland has Juwann Winfree.

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It's not often the Terrapins get to replace a returning starter with a productive blue-chipper, but here we are.

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Maryland's presumed No. 1 wide receiver left the program Friday, as it was announced Marcus Leak would be gone for "personal reasons." It's the second time Leak has left the team, but this time he's not expected back. It's a pretty significant blow to Maryland's depth chart, which already had to replace starting wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long.

Leak was targeted third-most of Maryland's receivers in 2014, behind Stefon Diggs and Deon Long and ahead of Jacquille Veii. Now, all four are gone. A look at the damage, via Bill Connelly's excellent preview. More on what these stats actually mean here, but I'll try and explain what's relevant below.

Player Pos. Ht, Wt 2015
Year
Rivals 247 Comp. Targets Catches Yards Catch Rate Target
Rate
%SD Yds/
Target
NEY Real Yds/
Target
RYPR
Stefon Diggs WR
94 62 792 66.0% 24.2% 68.1% 8.4 46 7.8 109.7
Deon Long WR
89 51 575 57.3% 22.9% 58.4% 6.5 -56 6.4 79.6
Levern Jacobs (2013) WR 5'11, 180 Sr. 3 stars (5.5) 0.8089 71 46 640 64.8% 18.2% 54.4% 9.0 85 9.5 88.7
Marcus Leak WR 6'0, 210 Sr. 3 stars (5.6) 0.8425 37 20 297 54.1% 9.5% 56.8% 8.0 47 8.1 41.1
Jacquille Veii WR
35 16 230 45.7% 9.0% 45.7% 6.6 22 6.2 31.8
Amba Etta-Tawo WR 6'1, 200 Jr. 3 stars (5.5) 0.8256 25 10 222 40.0% 6.4% 28.0% 8.9 87 8.1 30.7
Brandon Ross RB 5'10, 210 Sr. 2 stars (5.3) NR 23 14 212 60.9% 5.9% 56.5% 9.2 41 9.2 29.4
Wes Brown RB 6'0, 210 Jr. 4 stars (5.8) 0.9374 23 21 198 91.3% 5.9% 43.5% 8.6 -42 7.9 27.4
Juwann Winfree WR 6'2, 195 So. 4 stars (5.8) 0.9010 14 11 158 78.6% 3.6% 42.9% 11.3 30 9.8 21.9
Kenneth Goins Jr. FB 5'9, 230 Jr. 2 stars (5.4) 0.8471 12 7 54 58.3% 3.1% 91.7% 4.5 -32 2.8 7.5
Derrick Hayward TE 6'5, 235 So. 2 stars (5.4) 0.8458 9 2 25 22.2% 2.3% 55.6% 2.8 -8 2.6 3.5
Daniel Adams WR
8 2 39 25.0% 2.1% 50.0% 4.9 8 4.9 5.4
Albert Reid RB
7 6 51 85.7% 1.8% 28.6% 7.3 -18 6.4 7.1
Andrew Isaacs TE 6'2, 240 Jr. 4 stars (5.8) 0.8621 4 2 3 50.0% 1.0% 75.0% 0.8 -22 0.6 0.4
P.J. Gallo TE 6'3, 250 Jr. 3 stars (5.5) 0.8614 3 2 13 66.7% 0.8% 33.3% 4.3 -11 3.5 1.8
Malcolm Culmer WR 6'0, 190 Jr. 2 stars (5.4) 0.8207 3 1 5 33.3% 0.8% 33.3% 1.7 -9 1.1 0.7
DeAndre Lane WR 5'8, 180 Jr. 2 stars (5.3) 0.7820
Taivon Jacobs WR 5'10, 165 So. 3 stars (5.7) 0.8444
Will Ulmer WR 6'0, 194 RSFr. 3 stars (5.7) 0.8747
D.J. Moore WR 5'10, 185 Fr. 4 stars (5.8) 0.8872
Jahrvis Davenport WR 5'10, 185 Fr. 3 stars (5.4) 0.8311

First things first, even without Leak, Maryland has a ton of options. The Jacobs brothers are back, Will Ulmer and D.J. Moore are exciting young options, and there are other players who have contributed already in College Park on the roster.

Leak caught 54.1% of his targets last season -- out of the 10 players who were targeted at least 10 teams, that ranked eighth. He was often criticized for drops during his time in College Park, and the numbers appear to back that up. His 8.0 yards per target figure ranked above Long, among others, but still ranked seventh out of those 10 players.

That's where Juwann Winfree comes in. The former four-star recruit will be a sophomore in 2015, and is the overwhelming favorite to replace Leak in the starting lineup. He caught 11 of 14 targets as a true freshman last season (trailing only Wes Brown among the top 10 targeted receivers), and led the team with an astonishing 11.3 yards per target. Small sample size, sure, but Stefon Diggs checked in at 8.4 (and Levern Jacobs at 9.0 in 2013).

There's a reason Winfree was so highly-touted coming out of high school (he picked Maryland over Georgia, Michigan and Michigan State, among others). The 6'2, 210-pound receiver has the size to compete with some of the Big Ten's bigger defensive backs and the speed to absolutely burn defenders once he gets the ball. He showed that in spurts last season, and now has a perfect opportunity to shine with a more pass-friendly quarterback throwing him the ball (be it Caleb Rowe or Daxx Garman).

You can watch just about all 11 of those catches, including both touchdown grabs, in this short highlight video made after last season.