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Just my opinion but I think this unrated kid is going to be a real stud at PSU and will play right off the bat..
I liked his film. He's an aggressive, instinctive corner. Good tackler too. I hope he's fast enough. if so, he could play early.
"You can take bowl games and you can take external things from people, but you can't take a warrior's heart."
Looked pretty stiff out of his breaks
His film is quite average... He'll be a great student and a contributor on special teams... The Drew Astorino days are over guys...
Looking at films is only half the battle. Some kids pop on film some do not. Some kids develop later then others. To say a kid will only be a special team player before he gets into the weight program and gets coached up is a little judgmental. Give the kids a chance to be developed. If the end all be all is a highlight tape then every great player would be found every . There would be no more safeties switching to linebackers or TE turning into linemen.
I've played this game for a long time and I watch a lot of film on kids and I know how to evaluate talent... This is not about him being too small or not having enough stars... I liked Kyle Carter's film... I like Kasey Gains and Deodre Singleton's film... As for Smith, his film is average... I don't see him doing anything special at all... I wasn't impressed with Mike Wallace's film either... I think Smith would fit well as a corner in a Tamp 2 scheme... But you're right we'll just have to see...
Look at His film compared to Neiko's film... They're not in the same league athletically...
The Tpa 2, does require a "special" athlete, so, if you are saying he is a Ronde Barber, I'll take that any day of the week.
The Tampa 2 does not require special athletes... It requires bigger corners with long arms... You don't have to be a speed demon or an amazing athlete to be a productive CB in a Tampa 2 scheme...
Seriously?? Ronde is only 5'10 on his tippy toes..You need to call Monte Kiffin, and ask him for new film on the Tpa 2.....I am done with this stupid conversation!
You're talking about one great player in that scheme... Name another one!
Mikee2 I two have been doing this for a long time. If it matters to you I have been a member of one of the sites for at least 10 years and I to have watched a lot of film. I agree with you he doesn't look super athletic on film but one thing I have learned through the years is that certain guys certainly suprise you. If it was an exact science there would be no flops and no diamonds in the ruff. I also know a kid personally that when he graduated high school he went to a d3 school in his first year he grew three inches and put on about 30lbs. His sophomore year he transferred to a d1 school got a scholie and had a decent college career.
There know way to measure how a kid will develop or grow or apply himself by watching film it's only a very small piece to the puzzle.
DJ I get what you're saying and you make a very valid point... He could turn out to be a great player for us and I hope he does... I'm just giving my opinion on what kind of player I think he will be by looking at his tape and as it stands right now, I love his size but that's all that really stands out to me... At least right now...
The Tampa 2, or other cover 2 defenses, doesnt require corners with tons of speed/athleticism. They need to be disciplined, keep the players in front of them ("BBDB") and play smart football. Whereas for the MLB position in the Tampa 2, optimally you would like a faster, more athletic LB to cover more ground.
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I will say, that I am happy with any offer this staff throws out. We might all question them as arm chair QBs, and while some here have coached some football, our coaches are amongst the elite of the coaching profession in identifying and developing talent.
I fully support and welcome any recruit that wants to come to the greatest university on the earth.
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