Posted by Big Ron on December 17, 20 at 20:40:24:
In Reply to: Re: Really? posted by Xdevil on December 17, 20 at 19:46:17:
O-line positions are much more technique oriented and cerebral than most fans realize. Therefore, a big kid with natural strength and balance has a good chance to be coached into a respectable college lineman - if he is willing to put in the work.
Remember Paul Faniaka? He was a walk-on in about 2003-2004. 6-6 and a soft 350 lbs. But even at that weight, you could see his balance and footwork during drills. He worked hard and became a solid starter for 2 years, then spent a few years in the NFL. Iím hoping that this kid can do the same.
Like I stated earlier, I am not down on this recruit, but I am concerned about the circumstance behind this late offer to an apparent project. Does this mean some blue chip signings have failed to materialize? Are there doubts that some of the unsigned line commits will be there for the final signing period?
BTW, here is a good linemen evaluation that highlights the importance of technique and such subtly as hand and hip placement.
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