My Notion of a great Offensive Guard is one who commands exceptional:
Core Strength ~ to thwart the onslaught of marauding Defensive Tackles in the Passing Game
Drive Power ~ to attack same Defensive Tackles and drive them back ~ or aside ~ in the Running Game
Launch Velocity ~ out'f'is Stance, off the Snap
Fluidity ~ to Redirect Quickly & Effectively
Range ~ Short Speed ~ to drive across the Flank on Pulls & Traps or UpField to the Second Level
Lateral Agility ~ to Stay Square as he Mirrors his man
Combat ~ As in Hand to Hand: Dexterity, Technique, Ferocity & Stamina!!
Core Strength, Core Power, and Fludity are most prominent in my view, when studying Offensive Guards. Launch Velocity and Lateral Agility are very important, too...But above all, my notion of a Dream Guard would be on who combines all these traits with exceptional Burst ~ a truly Athletic Offensive Guard who can run Power Sweeps all day long, as Jerry Kramer and Fuzzy Thurston did with Vince Lombardi's Packers, on their way to 5 Championships in 7 glorious years!!
Pass Blocking ~ Superior. He doesn't command World Class Core Strength, but it's sufficient, and, furthermore, it seems that he was asked to play lighter at North Carolina, and has already since beefed up. This is a remarkably Motivated Lad, and I have no doubt that the Core Strength & Drive Power we see at The Next Level will emphatically eclipse that that we saw in College. Furthermore, he's a brilliant Lad, and an incredibly Athletic one. He'll be Great.
Jon Cooper commands a mesmerizing fusion of Core Power, Fluidity, Lateral Agility, and absolutely flat out phenomenal Burst ~ he can run Power Sweeps all day long!!
His Core Strength is only average, at this point, but he's got the Frame to develop that into a Strength, and I have every Faith that he will do precisely that.
Jon Cooper is my Dream Offensive Guard. He run Pulls, Traps, and Sweeps all day long, Baby!!
Chance Warmack will probably go to more Pro Bowls, because his considerable Strengths ~ especially his phenomenal Core Strength ~ are more conducive to the modern Passing League, as it's often called.
But Jon Cooper would go to more Pro Bowls if I were running a team, because I believe that the greatest Opportunity for Offenses, today ~ due to Defenses being compelled to respond to the Rules increasingly favoring Passing by deploying smaller Front Lines and smaller Players, as I've discussed here ~ is in attacking these smaller, faster Defenses On The Ground. A balanced team, but one with exceptional Offensive Guards and the will to deploy them in this way...can dominate.
That makes Jonathan Cooper ~ if used right ~ a potentially phenomenal Weapon.
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