CornerBack ~ Tarvarius Moore ~ Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
Old Roles are getting dramatically transformed, and virtually every Front 7 ~ or Front 6!! ~ Defensive Job Description is transitioning into an Hybrid Role where the Defender is asked to excel in multiple Roles and in multiple Fronts.
For that reason, and in order to offer NomenClature that speaks not to archaic, obsolete "Positions", but rather to Skill Sets that accurately reflect the dynamic Changes of the 21st Century Game and the Roles they have spawned, I have undertaken to craft Terminology that is designed to break Skill Sets down as they really are.
Defensive Coordinators have, since Time Immemorial, employed highly creative terminology in devising Defenses and in designating Assignments. In that Spirit, I have admittedly indulged myself considerably in devising the following NomenClature. It is undeniably colorful, but I like to think that there's an underlying Logic, as well:
CornerBacks ~ I find it quite amusing that the very last Skill Set on my list is the only Defensive Skill Set ~ so far!! ~ for whom I haven't adapted or invented a new Term. The Prototype would be about 6000/195.
CornerBacks are of course Pass Defense Specialists, but I will include Run Defense in my Evaluations. But I will note, of course, that as with Blocking as it pertains to WideOuts, it is desirable, yes, but its absence is no Red Flag.
This is how I break down CornerBacks:
Agility: Acceleration, Ricochet, Fluidity, Verticity ~ that's Turn & Burn Acuity, to you Earthlings!! ~ and Speed!!
Processing Speed: How quickly and effectively one Reads & Reacts to the developing Play.
Run Defense: Power, Agility, Combat Skills, Processing Speed, Motor, and Tackling.
Pass Coverage: Agility, Processing Speed, and Field Vision.
CatchPoint Capacity: Tracking, Timing, Combat Skills, and WingSpan.
Broken down into SubCategories, it'd go something like this:
* Fluidity, above all things: Core Agility & Flexibility makes everything possible.
* Ricochet ~ How crisply and how rapidly one breaks in a new direction.
* Acceleration ~ Short Speed or Quickness. Closing Speed.
* Verticity ~ The Ability ~ or lack thereof ~ to Flips Hips and Turn & Burn in Pass Coverage.
* Speed ~ Corner and WideOut are really the only Roles where 40 Times matter.
* How quickly and effectively one Reads & Reacts to the developing Play.
* Combat Skills
* Processing Speed
* Agility ~ Fluidity, Ricochet, Acceleration, and Speed, baby!!
* Processing Speed ~ Reading and Reacting with Speed & Precision to Offensive Tactics.
* Field Vision ~ Processing Speed with an emphasis on the Tactical LandScape.
* Combat Skills
* Vertical Agility
Agility: 75. Sensational Acceleration, Ricochet, and Long Speed, and effective Fluidity.
Processing Speed: 55. As the CenterFielder that he played at Southern Miss, I'd go with 40, as much more is required from a CenterFielder...But in terms of Route Reading, Moore actually benefits from his comprehensive experience.
Run Defense: 80. Indeed, so. Probably a 60 as a CenterFielder, but his aggressiveness, Combat Skills, and Tackling Technique, impressive as a CenterFielder, are excellent, as CornerBacks go.
Pass Coverage: 50 but with immense potential. Here, perhaps, is where the CenterFielder/CornerBack Conversion ~ at least one that I propose ~ hurts his grade, at last, as CenterFielders aren't called upon for such demanding Coverage as CornerBacks are...Even so, while relatively raw in terms of Combat Skills, and not of dazzling Fluidity, Moore's awesome WingSpan and sensational Long Speed make for a dazzling combination, particularly in Press Coverage.
CatchPoint Capacity: 75 with vast potential. Mediocre Hands ~ as a WideOut, he makes a Hell of a Defensive Back!! ~ but his WingSpan, Vertical Agility, and Combat Skills are great, and if his Tracking & Timing develop, he will dominate.
Having acknowledged all that ~ and the fact that, inexplicably, I'm the only Soul on Planet Earth, so far's I can see, who sees that Tarvarius Moore is a CornerBack, not a CenterFielder!! ~ I'm here to say that he's a Good Bet.
His Field Vision gives mixed messages, but strikes me as that'f a Thinker who makes mistakes, rather'n a Guesser who gets lucky...and his Run Defense inspires me with all sorts of confidence that he is oozing Ambition and Drive.
He's a Gamble, no doubt...But one that I'd like to bet on.
Ceiling? Beast!! 1st Round!!
Floor? Contender. 5th Round.
Risk/Reward Ratio? Pretty damned good. Steep Learning Curve, but attractive Intangibles.
Thank you so very much, Draft BreakDown, without whom my Work would be virtually impossible.
Please also note, Fellow FootBall Fiends: These CyberScouting Reports are not intended as predictions of success or failure, but as assessments ~ ludicrously amateurish assessments ~ of potential success. FootBall is a rough and often unfair business, and many a worthy Prospect has fallen far short of his potential, sometimes not because of his own failings, but because of those of coaching, scheme, timing...or because huge investments were made on other Prospects.
In other words: If any of my Super Dooper Deeper Sleepers ever fail to fulfill their vast potential, I’m confident that it goes without saying that it wasn’t their fault…or mine!!...Yes, I think that I'm being funny.
In other words: Caveat Emptor, Fellow FootBall Fiends!!
Enter at your own risk!!