Coyotes ~ 6040/250
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 ~ Impressive. Only adequate Fluidity in Zone Coverage and moderate Verticity in Man Coverage ~ that's "Turn & Burn Acuity", to you Earthlings ~ but he seems to be developing remarkable and improving Field Vision.
Pass Rush ~ Mediocre. Being virtually bereft of Core Power and boasting only a competitive level of Agility puts a definitive Ceiling on this Aspect of'is Game. His Combat Skills are raw, as well, with sporadic Mechanics and not much of a Repertoire to speak of, but he does exhibit exceptional Paw Power. And I just love that raging Motor!!
Intangibles ~ Excellent. Works his @$$ off in all Aspects of the Game. I get the impression, however, that his Diagnostic Acuity is better than his Processing Speed, as he doesn't appear to Read & React Rapidly with any consistency. Prospectively, this will improve in time with diligent Practice & Study. And his Motor is phenomenal.
I can't help but wonder if the gaping canyon between the mediocre Agility that Starr shows on Tape and the magnificent Fluidity, Ricochet, and Acceleration that he displayed at the Combine can be explained and accounted for by mediocre Processing Speed. And why, you might ask, might that matter? Does it change the end result?
My answer to that theoretical question would be: could be.
As someone who was blessed with extraordinary Diagnostic Acuity though saddled with glacial Processing Speed, I can tell you from personal experience that even though my sluggish Processing Speed is indeed a fundamental component of my comprehensive Skill Set ~ filed on the Balance Sheet as a "Liability", don't you know ~ it can, like virtually every Weakness, be improved. And within the scope of Subjects in which I hold particular interest and have applied Years of intensive Study and Training, my Processing Speed has become magnificent.
I bring this up, of course, because of Trajectory, and how I imagine it might apply to Tyler Starr.
Starr can look like a raging lunatic out there ~ a Man Without a Plan ~ but indications are that his in fact quite Intelligent.
And there's absolutely no disputing the sheer Ferocity of his Drive and his Passion for this Great Game.
When I watch the Tape, I see Passion and Intensity, but pedestrian Agility and horrifically inadequate Core Power.
I see a UFA.
But when I view that same Tape through the Prism of those incredible Combine numbers, I see flashes of precisely the explosive Ricochet and serpentine Fluidity that those Short Shuttle & 3 Cone times suggest!!
I strongly suspect that Tyler Starr possesses tremendous untapped Potential.
Thanks, as always, to the extraordinary Work by the men of Draft BreakDown!!
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