My Notion of a great Offensive Guard is one who commands exceptional:
Core Strength ~ to thwart the onslaught of marauding Defensive Tackles in the Passing Game
Drive Power ~ to attack same Defensive Tackles and drive them back ~ or aside ~ in the Running Game
Launch Velocity ~ out'f'is Stance, off the Snap
Fluidity ~ to Redirect Quickly & Effectively
Range ~ Short Speed ~ to drive across the Flank on Pulls & Traps or UpField to the Second Level
Lateral Agility ~ to Stay Square as he Mirrors his man
Combat ~ As in Hand to Hand: Dexterity, Technique, Ferocity & Stamina!!
Core Strength, Core Power, and Fludity are most prominent in my view, when studying Offensive Guards. Launch Velocity and Lateral Agility are very important, too...But above all, my notion of a Dream Guard would be on who combines all these traits with exceptional Burst ~ a truly Athletic Offensive Guard who can run Power Sweeps all day long, as Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston did with Vince Lombardi's Packers, on their way to 5 Championships in 7 glorious years!!
Run Blocking ~ Solid, if he goes to a Zone Scheme, but he won't drive'is Man. Middling Drive Power.
Pass Blocking ~ Dubious. He's a Scrapper Deluxe, but lacks Core Strength.
I, however, cannot get behind this Riser, even though I'm an enormous fan of Justin Pugh.
He's a Scrapper Extraordinaire, and that goes a long way in The Trenches.
But he suffers from a perilous lack of Core Strength & Drive Power to either thwart or project Power. I believe that Coaches will love'm and his ferocious Attitude, that he'll rapidly become a Leader, and will actually win most'f'is Battles, by sheer Force of Will...But against superior Competition, I believe that he's going to have serious Problems.
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