another undersized corner in a league with huge receivers. My last girlfriend was 5'10 for crying out loud. hopefully he has a 50 inch vertical and can run a 4.3 or I don't see what the big deal is.
Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist
Better call Mack Brown and let him know that Quandre Diggs (5'10"), Adrian Phillips (5'11"), Ryan Roberts (5'8"), & Leroy Scott (5'10") are too undersized to play corner in this league. Yep, 4 of the 6 Texas CB's are under 6' tall. The other 2 are 6'0".
Even in the NFL the average cornerback is only 5'11".
If the guy has all of the other pieces and can jump he is a good get. Remember that the goal of a cornerback is to defend the pass; a pick is icing. The receiver has to get a whole lot more hand on the ball to catch it while a CB can knock it away with a fingertip or two. That often helps to negate some of the size discrepancy.
Last edited by VeloClone; 07-16-2012 at 09:22 AM.
"There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr
I might not be able to keep up with any WRs though.
The staff is trying to bring in guys who are athletic enough to keep up with Big12 receivers. Because of our recrtuing challenges, we have to take on kids who aren't perfect. Reeves may be short, but more often than not he is on his man like glue and doesn't get beat nearly as often as he would if he were 6'2, slow, and had bad hips.
If Reeves was 5'10 he would probably be playing for UT instead of ISU.
Now it looks like we are starting to pull in 5'10 guys who hopefully are similarly athletic.
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