Gators ~ 5115/195
Intangibles: Diagnostic Acuity, Field Vision, and, above all: Processing Speed. And of course: Motor. Motor Matters.
Agility: Acceleration, Fluidity, and Closing Speed. And of course: Verticity!! Turning & Burning in Direct Coverage.
Pass Prevention: Combat Skills in Coverage, and Timing, Vertical Burst, and WingSpan at the Catch Point.
Run Support: Appetite, Tactical Discipline, and Combat Skills ~ working through Traffic & Tackling Mechanics.
Agility: Adept. Sluggish Ricochet out'f Breaks and only moderate Acceleration, but exceptional Fluidity and good Range.
Pass Prevention: Deficient. Good Timing & Trajectory and Combat Skills, but very little Core Power and gets Boxed Out.
Run Support: Impressive. Awful Core Power, but terrific Combat Skills and Tackling Technique and a great Motor.
For one thing: I kept teetering on the edge, between "CornerBack" and "CenterFielder."
For another: I kept teeterig on the edge, between "StudHorse" and "Collaborator."
I could easily foresee Watkins playing for the next 6 to 10 Years as a valuable Reserve who is often called in for Spot Duty as a Starter at CenterFielder, at CornerBack, or at NickelBack...And I could just as easily foresee'm earning a job as a Starter in his Rookie Year...and keeping his 1st String Status for an entire Decade.
Jaylen Watkins has enough Talent ~ specifically: superior Field Vision & Fluidity ~ to potentially develop into an adequate Starter at either CornerBack or CenterFielder...It is just by no means a certain thing.
Although he could start ~ and probably will, at times ~ I believe that his best Value to a Team would be as a ~ shall I call'm a "SwingBack"?? ~ who could Hold Down The Fort at either CornerBack or CenterFielder, here and there.
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