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Here's why Smythe is the best true tight end prospect in the state IMO.
Junior football highlights of 2013 prospect, Durham Smythe -- TE from Belton (TX) HS.
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He doesn't suck. Has great wheels and hands.
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On top of that, he's a willing blocker. We only showed a couple of the blocking highlights, but this isn't a guy who shies from being physical at all.
The young man has a chance to be a great all-around TE.
Double tight-end formation with Jermichael Finley and Ron Gronkowski clones.
It occurs to me that Smythe could be a major headache to defend in the "red zone"--something that has been lacking for a few years, outside of Grant's exceptional performance against UCLA last season...combine that with getting strength from
Wylie's conditioning programs and he truly could be that "all-around" TE that
has been referenced above...
Outstanding verbal for a high need position! DS allows us flexibility in utilizing
RS-J's diverse talents/skill sets down-the-road--a major plus...
Texas hasn't had a legit tight end receiving threat since Blaine Irby went down against Rice.
Grant is just not the same caliber IMO, in part because his injury slowed him down some as well.
Very smooth. Just looks like a natural running routes and catching the ball. The two blocking highlights are super aggressive.
and he doesn't even turn 17 until August.
"Mack Brown has developed pockets in Texas where he is neither wanted nor welcome."- alanz
Man, he doesn't look like a fast player in his pictures. But on video, he's got some serious speed for his size
haha, no racist right?
Follows his blocks to the ground......Dad (exBaylor OT) might be giving some advice! The physicality is good to see
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time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants".
This kid is much better than I was expecting, has some great hands and is a lot faster than I would have guessed. Question though: How tall is he? The highlight said 6'3" but everything else I've seen says 6'6"
This post was edited by Hookem Duguid 2 years ago
I'd withhold judgement on Grant until we see how healthy he is next year. He was an excellent receiver coming out of high school before tearing up his knee. I don't see him ever being a dominant blocker though. Just not big enough.
Smythe is a true tight end. Not a big wide out who we have to wait on the grow and learn how to block. He's going to be close to 250 lbs. by August 2013. He will be ready to contribute from day one. Probably more so that Seals-Jones who is a more athletic McFarland.
Dude, I was just about to post that he's like Gronkowski clone. I hate comparing kids to great players, but when you watch his highlights, that's immediately who comes to mind. I wouldn't compare him to Finely because he looks a little more stout, but he could definitely be a Gates/Gronk type possesion TE.
This post was edited by Kelso 2 years ago
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