Lacks ideal power/pop on contact and isn’t a guy who will consistently overwhelm defenders off the football. But is strong enough to initially create enough of a surge to seal his man from the play. Does a nice job breaking down in tight quarters, extending his arms and sealing on perimeter runs. Also, drops his pad level well into contact and looks natural cutting down defenders off his frame in space. Isn’t as impressive as a motion man.
Struggles to generate a real pop for himself at the point and it takes him awhile to uncoil his long frame in tighter areas. Has a tendency to get overextended in this area as well and will whiff on contact at the line. Demonstrates solid hands and can be a guy you can slip the football to out of the backfield, but is a limited athlete who isn’t going to create much after the catch.
Impression: Lacks ideal power on contact, but has enough to initially seal, takes good angles and is a smart lead guy. Isn’t worth a draft pick, but will have a chance to earn a roster spot as a team’s fullback."
1. He looked natural catching the football out of the backfield in the pass game, getting down the seam on one occasion and with ease/confidence plucking the ball away from his frame.
2. He showed well in the pass game picking up the blitz, stonewalling defenders and moving his feet well through contact in order to keep his side of the pocket clean.
He’s still going to make his money in the NFL as a lead guy, but being able to catch the football and block in the pass game gives this guy the opportunity to play on third down as well, which will only further add to his stock in what is a very good fullback class."
Yes, that's my new term for what we traditionally called a Full Back...
As "Full Back" has come to conjure up images of blocking specialists who catch few passes and carry even less, a new term is needed for the more complete Skill Set. Hence, I humbly submit "Swing Back."
He won't overpower you with Power or Speed, but he's proficient in all aspects of the game, and a very smart player: A versatile Back with exceptional Processing Speed who's usually got that half second jump on the other guy that makes absolutely all the difference.
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