Sergio Bailey II is one of the MAC’s best WR’s. The 2016 Third Team All-MAC selection, has pro scouts raving. Although, before he can achieve his dream of the NFL, Bailey III must first lead Eastern Michigan through the 2017 season.
The 6’0 Senior has proved why he’s one of the most underrated receivers in the MAC. With 7 games of 5 or more receptions, Bailey III looks like a dominant WR. He came on strong at the end of the 2016 season, catching a TD pass in four straight games.
Fittingly, Bailey III saved one of his better games for the season finale. At the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, he secured 5 passes for 69 yards and a TD. This was coming off a performance where he caught 6 passes for 104 yards and a TD against Central Michigan during the team’s final regular season game.
A JUCO transfer, Bailey II more than lived up to his ability in 2016. He ranked 10th in the MAC for receiving yards for the regular season and 72nd in the country. A lot of Draft scouts have him ranked as a potential NFL prospect. But, it shouldn’t get in the way of Eastern Michigan’s run in the MAC this season.
One thing the Eagles have going for them is the return of QB, Brogan Roback, who will continue to build rapport with Bailey II this season. It’s especially important that almost all of the Eagles receiving core return. This gives Bailey II the opportunity to continue his streak from last season, as every skill position player remains untouched from a year ago, including RB Shaq Vann, who returns from missing the final 11 games last season.
Will Sergio Bailey II become this year’s Corey Davis? There are a lot of WR’s in the MAC that will look to be at the top of the conference. Names such as Cody Thompson (Toledo), Scott Miller (Bowling Green), and Jon’Vea Johnson (Toledo) will all give Bailey II a run for his money.
Only time will tell if the Eastern Michigan product is the class of the MAC. He’s got the ability to be a first team All-MAC performer. And if that’s the case, he will definitely be playing on Sundays.