Trojans ~ 6003/201
They tend to be smaller than the Split End though usually larger than the SlotBack, if there is one.
And they're actually considered "Backs" ~ like HalfBacks or FullBacks...or QuarterBacks!! ~ which I find rather cool.
*Please do note, though: Schematically, the Flanker is whoever lines up as the Flanker...But for the purposes of these Scouting Reports, I am applying this NomenClature to those who are Flankers 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, the Split Ends and SlotBacks. In any case, many play multiple Roles.
The most compelling Attributes of a Flanker are, in my view, and in no particular order:
Release ~ How Adeptly he employs Burst, Core Strength, Fluidity, & Combat to Dust Off the Defender
Routing ~ How Adeptly ~ Crisply, Intelligently, and Reliably ~ he Runs the Route Tree
Separation ~ Fluidity & Ricochet ~ Explosiveness out'f'is Breaks
Catching ~ Reliability & Technique
Navigation ~ How well he Navigates the Field in Pursuit of Yards After Catch
Blocking ~ Core Strength, Drive Power, Fluidity, & Combat
Routing ~ Phenomenal. Exceptional Precision & Discipline. Savvy & Instinctive.
Separation ~ Excellent. Fluid & Crisp out'f'is Breaks.
Catching ~ Impressive. Excellent Hands.
Navigation ~ Terrific. Fluid & Crispy After The Catch, as well.
Blocking ~ Outstanding Effort, good and improving.
And I find it interesting that most folks are now describing'm as a SlotBack, now, just because it's his last Position.
And of course his pedestrian Long Speed doesn't make hearts quiver.
The truth is that he can play all 3 Positions, and play them well.
I'm calling'm a Flanker, because that seems to be his best Position at the next level.
Robert Woods could very well prove to be the very best in an extraordinarily deep and talented Class.
And he is ready to start today.
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