Gators ~ 5116/192
When analyzing the Merits of a prospective CornerBack, this is how I personally break things down:
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.
Intangibles: Impressive. Roberson exhibits consistently impressive Field Vision in Coverage and the Processing Speed to react quickly enough to make a Play on the Ball or the Receiver. He was alarmingly frenetic on 2012 Tape, sometimes getting sloppy with his Mechanics, but his consistency has improved dramatically, this Year.
Agility: Adequate. I'd give'm solid though not dazzling Grades for everything: Acceleration, Fluidity, and Closing Speed.
Pass Prevention: Impressive. Nice Frame and WingSpan, though he needs to beef up and enhance his Core Power. He's been improving in this regard, though, and his Combat Skills are excellent: His Hands are active and quick, and his Mechanics are coming along nicely. And his Timing, Mechanics, and Burst at the CatchPoint are excellent.
Run Support: Moderate. He's got a nice Appetite for it, which is terrific. As things are, though, his deficient Core Power is limiting his Effectiveness considerably: He can boxed out too frequently. He also needs to improve his Gap Discipline.
His Talents aren't overwhelming, but they are substantial enough, and I am highly impressed with what his considerably improved Tape this Season suggests about his Character and the Effort his next Team can expect from'm.
With me, it's always all about not what they've done ~ though that is of course part of it ~ but what, to the best of my ability, I can extrapolate about what they're likely to do. I base this Extrapolation on what I can discern about their athletic and intellectual Skills, of course, but also to a very great extent on what I can deduce about their capacity to improve.
Their demonstrated Will To Win, if you will.
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