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Bigger corners wanted: Boltz

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Fossil, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

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    In this ESPN Insider piece, Kevin Weidl of Scouts Inc. writes that NFL teams could be trending toward taking bigger corners after the success of the past two Super Bowl champions in Seattle and Baltimore. The Seahawks and Ravens both successfully used bigger corners on their defenses.

    Weidl says there are an inordinate number of big cornerbacks available in this year’s draft. And with cornerback a primary need for the San Diego Chargers, one player to keep an eye on is Clemson 6-foot, 195-pound defensive back Bashaud Breeland.

    Weidl: “The underclassman is an easy mover for his size with above-average fluidity and change of direction skills. He displays strong eyes and instincts to anticipate and gets an early break on the ball. More important, Breeland has the length, range and overall ball skills to compete with bigger receivers downfield, something he flashed in the Florida State game matched up with Kelvin Benjamin.”

    Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post evaluates the draft prospects of Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks and defensive end Scott Crichton. I believe both players would be good fits for the Chargers.

    Derek Togerson of NBC San Diego talks with Chargers general manager Tom Telesco, who says he’s looking for run-and-hit guys to add to San Diego’s defense.

    Ricky Henne of Chargers.com talks with D.J. Fluker, who reflects on his time spent at the NFL scouting combine, which begins this week.

    Philip Rivers will give the commencement address at The Catholic University of America on May 17.

    Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated believes Melvin Ingram will be one of the emerging defensive stars of the 2014 season.


    Linky: http://espn.go.com/blog/san-diego-chargers/post/_/id/3716/morning-links-bigger-corners-wanted
     
  2. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Since when is 6 feet considered tall? Jammer was that size. Frankly, anyone under 6-ft is short. ;)
     
  3. SuperCharger92

    SuperCharger92 BoltTalker

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    Amazing how some people miss the concept behind it.

    Doesn't matter how tall you are, thing to look for is arm length and vertical/broad jump. Those 3 things are very important for corners, as well as 40 time.
     
  4. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    Weidl: “The underclassman is an easy mover for his size with above-average fluidity and change of direction skills. He displays strong eyes and instincts to anticipate and gets an early break on the ball. More important, Breeland has the length, range and overall ball skills to compete with bigger receivers downfield, something he flashed in the Florida State game matched up with Kelvin Benjamin.”

    They probably said the same thing about Jammer...
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Here's the breakdown from CNNSI in 2002 on our pick

    San Diego is ecstatic that the Detroit Lions decided to go with Harrington and give them the opportunity to select Jammer, the best corner in this draft. He can play press-man coverage on the top receivers. He's an excellent tackler, an instant starter and would've been the top corner selected if he came out last year. He has size and maturity, and did not give up a touchdown last year. With Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Ed McCaffrey in San Diego's division, this is the shutdown corner they needed.

    and the pure analysis
    Physical, man-to-man cornerback with good cover skills. Challenges opponents off the snap, smooth and fluid back pedaling off the line and quick transitioning to run downfield with receivers, easily staying step for step with them. Adjusts in mid air to defend the pass running full speed and deflects away the ball. Stays with opponents in and out of their pass routes, quickly breaking on the ball and displays an explosive burst of closing speed. Quick reading or diagnosing the action, moves well laterally and fast staying with opponents across the field. Not effective backed off the line of scrimmage, gets sloppy and falls asleep or gets a little too cute gambling at times which costs him. Showed a propensity early in his career to be a little slow locating the ball or giving up easy receptions when he seemingly could make a play on the pass. Excellent physical skills, corner techniques and cover instincts and adds the versatility to effectively play free safety. If he refines the details of his game, and more importantly stays focused for sixty minutes, a big-time prospect at the next level. Early First Round.
     
  6. Dublin Bolt

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    I see they only 'touched' on discussing his hands of stone... (excuse pun).
     
  7. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    I don't care what the pundits and press have to say. If the guy we pick can get the job done, then that's all we need...
     

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