BuckEyes ~ 6016/234
When evaluating MidFielders, these are the Attributes to which I pay most particular attention:
Run Defense ~ Processing Speed, Power, Agility, and Mechanics as he Works Traffic and of course Tackling.
Pass Coverage ~ Processing Speed, Agility, and Verticity. Tackling.
Pass Rush ~ Power, Agility, and Mechanics.
Intangibles ~ Processing Speed, Field Vision, and Motor.
Pass Coverage ~ Phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal. Kirksey is blessed with sensational Fluidity & Verticity ~ Turn & Burn Acuity, Earthlings!! ~ and Flips Hips like a CornerBack. And'is Processing Speed & Field Vision don't hurt.
Pass Rush ~ Marginal, but his Mechanics are impressive, and he exhibits such exceptional Fluidity and such an extraordinary command Timing and Angles that I can easily foresee'm making a surprising Impact.
Intangibles ~ Magnificent. Kirksey is clearly a Student of the Game, and his Anticipation is often astonishing.
I'm not quite about to pull the LaVonte David card, here ~ I was the very Cutting Edge of LaVonte David Binkydom, two Years ago ~ but that may change over the course of the next few months, as I delve deeper. This kid is loaded.
This Great Game is evolving, as the NFL caves in to ~ pardon me: responds to ~ the relentless Cacophony of Fantasy FootBall Fans and Madden FootBall Fans clamoring for more Points, more Points, more Points!!
Rules keep changing ~ always in favor of the Offense ~ and Defenses are forced, evermore, to become faster, smaller, and evermore Deceptive, as they scramble to respond to the latest punitive Rule Changes.
Consequently, the 21st Century is requiring, among many other things, Flanker ~ "OutSide LineBackers", to you Earthlings ~ who're far quicker and far more adept in Pass Coverage than their 20th Century Predecessors.
Christian Kirksey, I believe, manifests precisely what Defenses need to survive and indeed to thrive in this hostile modern environment: He's compact enough, strong enough, and explosive enough to hit hard, take on Blocks, and cover a sprawling stretch of Ground in Run Defense, yet spry, agile, and explosive enough to Turn & Burn, fly DownField, and cover FlexBacks & Tight Ends effectively. And he is, above all, fleet enough not only of Foot but of Mind to Rapidly Read & React to the rapidly evolving Tactical LandScape and recognize which response to employ in time for it to matter.
He is, in short, what every 21st Century Defense needs...and needs badly.
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