Processing Speed ~ How Rapidly & Effectively they Read & React to the rapidly changing LandScape in front'f'm
Power ~ How forcefully they Run the Ball
Acceleration ~ I don't give a Rat's Ass about "40" Time. How Quickly do they Hit The Hole & Turn the Corner?
Fluidity ~ How Serpentine he flows through Traffic.
Ricochet ~ How Explosively they Burst out'f their Breaks when they Change Directions
Security ~ How reliably he holds onto the PigSkin
Pass Blocking ~ Can they stay on the field without endangering their QuarterBack's Life?
Pass Receiving ~ Are they a true Dual Threat ~ what I call a FlexBack?
I think that deploying a Feature Back is a ridiculously stupid way to go: You'll get much better results if your HalfBacks aren't constantly battered and bruised. It's the most punishing Position in the entire Game, as evidenced by the notoriously short Shelf Lives of HalfBacks ~ especially Feature Backs.
As such, it makes no sense to me to have less than 3 reasonably capable HalfBacks to share the Load.
After all: That's about 400-500 Tackles they need to absorb, each Year.
Nobody's asking any "Wide Receivers" to absorb 400 Tackles a Year, last I checked!!
And most of those are at the hands of 200 Pound CornerBacks, not 300 Pound Gorillas!!
And as it's quite obviously best for the Team to split up the Carries, it stands to reason that most HalfBacks simply don't warrant 1st Round Investments...with some few notable exceptions!!
Power ~ Excellent.
Acceleration ~ Ordinary.
Ricochet ~ Phenomenal.
Fluidity ~ Incredible.
Security ~ Solid.
Pass Blocking ~ Dubious. Good Effort but raw Mechanics.
Pass Receiving ~ Very impressive, despite a lack of Long Speed. Tremendous Hands & exceptional Routing.
I have questions about'is ability to Rapidly Read & React to NFL Defenses, and he needs to play more physically as both a Runner and Blocker, but his ability to navigate a Field is extraordinary.
And he's a tremendous threat in the Short Passing Game.
Will he be able to process the Game at The Next Level rapidly enough to unleash his magnificent Athletic Gifts??
It's a damned fine question.
But I'd sure's Hell invest a Pick to find out.
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