Lions ~ 6010/198
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: Competitive. Adept Fluidity. Mediocre Ricochet. Clearly better suited for Press Coverage.
Pass Prevention: Tremendous. His Combat Skills at the Line need a lot of Work, but at the CatchPoint, he exhibits outstanding Tracking, Timing, and Vertical Agility, and his Length is a powerful asset, as well.
Run Support: Exceptional. Tremendous Combat Skills, excellent Mechanics, and an enormous Appetite for Contact.
And he is not blessed with remarkable Agility, so I wouldn't even dream of deploying him as anything but a Press Corner.
Having noted all that: I really like his Potential. He had academic problems that disrupted his College Career, but he busted his @$$, even working as a Janitor, to get where he wanted to go, both for'mself and for'is Family.
He is by all accounts a focused, dedicated Student of the Game who takes his Craft seriously and is willing to do the Work.
This shows in his Processing Speed and Field Vision, and it was apparent during the East West Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl Practices, as all reports agreed that he improved considerably over the course of the two weeks.
That speaks, of course, to my pet term: Trajectory.
Whatever his previous academic issues may've been, Pierre Desir clearly possesses an abundance of both Intelligence and Drive, and I believe that when he gets enough Time, Training, and Experience with NFL Caliber Coaching ~ and perhaps a bit of Beefing Up!! ~ he is going to develop into an effective starting Press Corner.
Thanks, as always, to the extraordinary Work by the men of Draft BreakDown!!
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