Rover ~ Jaquiski Tartt ~ Samford BullDogs 6012/222
Rovers are of course Hybrids, in that they are tasked equally with Run Defense and Pass Defense.
When evaluating RoverBacks, this is how I break things down:
Agility: Acceleration, Ricochet, Fluidity, and Verticity ~ that's Turn & Burn Acuity, to you Earthlings!!
Processing Speed: How quickly and effectively one Reads & Reacts to the developing Play.
Run Defense: Power, Agility, Combat Skills, and Processing Speed.
Pass Coverage: Agility and Processing Speed.
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.
* How quickly and effectively one Reads & Reacts to the developing Play.
* Combat Skills
* Processing Speed
* Processing Speed
Processing Speed: Mediocre.
Run Defense: Competitive. Tartt exhibits exceptional Power, an excellent Motor, and decent Acceleration, but is hindered by mediocre Field Vision, and his Combat Skills in navigating Traffic as well as his Tackling are equally mediocre.
Pass Coverage: Mediocre. I guess I need to nominate Jaquiski Tartt for Most Average RoverBack of the Year. His mediocre Field Vision is of course the dampening agent, here, as his Fluidity, Ricochet, and Acceleration are all decent.
He's agile enough to compete in Pass Coverage against Tight Ends and Flex Ends, but not the speedier HalfBacks and WideOuts, but he won't have a Chance if his Processing Speed and Field Vision don't improve.
And his Combat Skills and Tackling need Work, as well. He brings tremendous Ferocity and a great Motor in Run Defense, but he doesn't navigate Traffic effectively, and he hits hard but doesn't tackle reliably or well.
There're Skills to work with, here, but I believe that Tartt's Stock has gotten a bit inflated. The Market seems often to get a bit carried away with Blasters like Tartt, who are perhaps a lot more exciting that they are effective or reliable.
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None of this is even remotely a Complaint, mind you, but rather a Warning!! Caveat Emptor!!