Miami Hurricanes ~ 6072/345
These are the Aspects of their Games that I place greatest emphasis on, when evaluating Offensive Tackles:
Power. Above all: Core Power. Upper body Strength is important, but Core Power, from the Knees to the Ribs, is absolutely crucial. All the upper body strength in the world still fails if you can't dig in your heels. But Core Power enables a Lineman to project Power in the Running Game and to reject Power in the Passing Game. And those Players who invest the time and effort to develop superior Core Power are far likelier to enjoy sustained good Health and stay on the Field.
Agility. Lateral Velocity, Acceleration, and above all: Fluidity or Core Agility. Core Agility is even more essential to sustained good Health ~ and to sustained good FootBall ~ than Core Power. The ability to react with Serpentine smoothness is a tremendous asset in all Aspects of the Game, and certainly in the Hand to Hand Combat that characterizes Trench Warfare. All the Power in the World goes only so far if you're stiff and lumbering out there.
Combat Skills. Mechanics. Launch Velocity, Paw Power, and Technique.
Intangibles. Diagnostic Capacity, Processing Speed, and Motor. How effectively he masters Spatial Diagnostics & Angles, how rapidly he recognizes and implements Blocking Schemes based on changing Defensive Tactics, and of course: Drive. How badly he wants it. These are of course difficult things to assess, but it's crucial to at least try to.
Agility. Very impressive Lateral Velocity for such a Mastadon, and his naturally Broad Anchor combines with this startling level of Agility to produce astonishing Lateral Range. Remarkable Acceleration, as well, for such a Behemoth. Mediocre Fluidity, though. It's hard to reconcile those disparate Grades, but that's what I see.
Combat Skills. Awful. Needs a lot of Work.
Intangibles. Adequate Processing Speed, but awful Motor. He's exhibited enormous difficulty finishing Seasons, Games, and ~ all too often ~ Plays. Clearly a good guy, but I cannot help but doubt his Passion for this.
I give him extremely high marks in Lateral Agility, which I consider the most crucial of Aspects when evaluating Offensive Tackles, doing so because of an amazing combination of innate Agility and a Broad Anchor.
However, he's compromised by an equally startling lack of dominant Core Power & Fluidity or Core Agility: he displays remarkable Agility from side to side but is far less adept in quickly redirecting from his Core.
The unremarkable Core Power, in and of itself, could be dismissed as being the natural disadvantage of his enormous, towering Frame ~ something that could be developed over time.
But the combination of the two, set opposed to naturally impressive Lateral Agility, multiple Injuries over the last 3 Years, evidence of severe conditioning problems on Game Tape, and an Ocean of disciplinary Problems over the Years, produce strong collective evidence of a lack of Passion, Motivation...and Weight Training.
Seantrel Henderson was a virtual Legend, coming out'f High School in 2010, an historically coveted Recruit.
My Gut is telling me that this phenomenal natural Athlete has been cruising, ever since.
I hope he proves me wrong: He wouldn't be the first guy to ever be misunderstood.
And if he manages to harness his incredible natural Gifts, he could be an outstanding Right Tackle.
Perhaps even a great one.
But despite those great natural athletic Gifts, I consider'm an enormous Risk at'is current Projection.
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