State Fighting Tigers ~ 5115/195
They tend to be smaller than the Split End though usually larger than the SlotBack, if there is one.
And they're actually considered "Backs" ~ like HalfBacks or FullBacks...or QuarterBacks!! ~ which I find rather cool.
*Please do note, though: Schematically, the Flanker is whoever lines up as the Flanker...But for the purposes of these Scouting Reports, I am applying this NomenClature to those who are Flankers by trade, so to speak: Those whose Skills Sets apply best to that particular Job Description. What their Coaches might do with them, once they're drafted, is another matter all together. Ditto, the Split Ends & SlotBacks. In any case, many play multiple Roles.
The most compelling Attributes of a FlankerBack in the 21st Century, are, in my view, and in no particular order:
Separation. Getting Open. This encompasses their ability to beat Press, their Acceleration out'f the Blocks, their Routing Precision, their Agility, their Ricochet, their capacity to outsmart Defenders, and their Instincts.
Catching. This encompasses Hands, Catch Radius, Vertical Agility, and Timing.
Navigation. How well he Navigates the Field in Pursuit of Yards After Catch: Power, Agility, and Field Vision.
Blocking. Having a WideOut who doesn't Block effectively is like having 10 Men on the Field of Battle.
Catching ~ Spectacular. Landry consistently displays extraordinary Agility, Leaping Power, and Timing. He tracks the Ball exceptionally well, has huge, soft Hands, and absolutely awesome Timing, Concentration and Tenacity.
Navigation ~ Excellent. Great Acceleration after the Catch. Outstanding Fluidity. Not afraid to get Rough.
Blocking ~ Impressive. Consistent Effort and not afraid to get rough.
He's physical enough in Combat to play Split End and, possessed of remarkable Fluidity, he breaks open consistently.
Tremendous Instincts to find the Open Zone, as well.
Huge, soft Hands, outstanding Leaping Ability, unworldly Concentration, and absolutely ferocious Tenacity.
And an extraordinarily dangerous Navigator, after the Catch.
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