Rebels ~ 6024/222
Being Linemen, they are indeed required to line up on the Line of Scrimmage before the Snap, unlike the others.
As this places them nose to nose with the opposing CornerBack ~ whereas the SlotBacks & Flankers are allowed to align a couple steps back, thus affording them more room to maneuver ~ they need to be beefier.
*Please do note, though: Schematically, the Split End is whoever lines up as the Split End...But for the purposes of these Scouting Reports, I am applying this NomenClature to those who are Split Ends by trade, so to speak: Those whose Skills Sets apply best to that particular Job Description. What their Coaches might do with them, once they're drafted, is another matter all together. Ditto, Flankers & SlotBacks. In any case, many play multiple Roles.
The most compelling Attributes of a Split End, in the 21st Century, are, in my view, and in no particular order:
Separation. Getting Open. This encompasses their ability to beat Press, their Acceleration out'f the Blocks, their Routing Precision, their Agility, their Ricochet, their capacity to outsmart Defenders, and their Instincts.
Catching. This encompasses Hands, Catch Radius, Vertical Agility, and Timing.
Navigation. How well he Navigates the Field in Pursuit of Yards After Catch: Power, Agility, and Field Vision.
Blocking. Having a WideOut who doesn't Block effectively is like having 10 Men on the Field of Battle.
Catching ~ Mediocre. Moncrief is blessed with an excellent Catch Radius, but his hands are small and clunky, his Timing is often off, his Extension is inconsistent, his Combat Skills are mediocre, and his Vertical Agility is inexplicably weak.
Navigation ~ Mediocre. I saw very little Fluidity or Ricochet on Tape. Nice effort, though, and he's got some Power.
Blocking ~ Mediocre. Proficient Core Power, but dubious Combat Skills.
I could be wrong, but I see Moncrief as a Reserve ~ a Possession Receiver who's going to have difficulty getting Open.
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