The transfer portal giveth we know this. But it can sure taketh away as well. Let’s take a look at the biggest portal loss for each school continuing with the Big Ten.
Illinois — TE Daniel Barker
Illinois did well not losing a ton in the portal but Barker has obviously talent and stays in the Big Ten at Michigan State.
Indiana — QB Michael Penix Jr
He struggled badly last season but we saw what he could do in 2020 and Washington could benefit here if he’s healthy.
Iowa — QB Deuce Hogan
Kentucky gets the Iowa QB who had some promise but Iowa didn’t lose a ton overall.
Maryland — DL Darrell Jackson
The Terps lost a lot in the portal but I think Jackson has the most upside. He’s off to Miami.
Michigan — S Jordan Morant
He was a nice get out of high school and should help the Mississippi State secondary early.
Michigan State — LB Quavaris Crouch
The Spartans didn’t lose a ton on the portal so Crouch gets the nod here as he had so much potential at one time.
Minnesota — RB Mar’Kiese Irving
There is depth at running back so this isn’t a massive loss but this kid has talent and Oregon needed him.
Nebraska — DL Casey Rogers
He’s not amazing but he’s a big body and can plug so this loss to Oregon stings a little.
Northwestern — S Brandon Joseph
This is easy as he takes his All American talents to Notre Dame.
Ohio State — QB Quinn Ewers
Ohio State will be fine at QB but Ewers is a special talent who headed back to Texas.
Penn State — RB Noah Cain
Cain is an excellent short yardage back and touchdown maker headed off to play for LSU.
Purdue — RB Sampson James
This kid has a ton of talent and upside and will find a home sooner than later.
Rutgers — OL Raiqwon O’Neal
Rutgers didn’t lose a ton but the big tackles upside will be welcome at UCLA.
Wisconsin — RB Jalen Berger
He was in hot water at Wisconsin but he is also an exceptional talent transferring within the Big Ten to Michigan State.