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I'm calling it Jamal will be the better DB regardless of position. Every single time he shows up on tape he locks down the opposing receiver.
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Adams and Brown definitely looked the best there. Paris got owned twice.
I just hope that we land him
Agreed but i think they could have thrown a flag on brown in every play in that video
That would be nice! The opposite of that would be scum bag miles landing all 3. That would make me lose faith in the youth of this great state.
I mean damn have a little state pride boys! Don't let the sec come in here and be just another state they raid.
This post was edited by KorbenDallas282 12 months ago
This is my issue with Brown. Dude is very physical, and uses his hands a lot. In the Big 12 that is going to draw a lot of flags if he can't adjust.
This. He's too physical after 5 yards. He's going to cost you some stupid penalties and that's gonna be amplified in the Big 12
I would rather have a kid that is to physical then a wimpy kid. At least we know he is not afraid of the contact and that is something our DB's had trouble with last year.
Paris seems really stiff in his backpedal and does not have the speed to make up for mistakes. Srictly a safety, All the way.
I think many share that opinion. Adams is a better player today, but Brown is a specimen. Brown has a higher ceiling. He may never reach it though
Adams isn't afraid of contact. The premise of the discussion is that Adams is better than Brown.
Arrion Springs is an uber athlete with size as well. Doubt the film will look as good, but the measurables are off the charts. Get any 2 of these 3 and we're in tall cotton. Any two of these guys combined with another 2-3 of Bonney, Roberts, Watkins, Darrion J, McGrew, etc. and this will be a BIG TIME talent infusion at DB.
But the key is getting at least two of Adams, T.Brown, and Springs.
Ideal DB class for me:
One of Bonney/McGraw
I really like Jyaz Jones and hope we take a chance on him.
And also Freeman as a S/OLB hybrid, with him starting out at safety
Was not saying Adams was not physical. I was refering to Brown and how you said he was to physical and i just implied that i would rather have a physical kid then one that shy's away from the contact and aggressiveness.
Agreed. If we only take 4 I'll be dissapointed, especially with some uncertainty with how we sit with the '15 DB's.
Oh ok. I agree with that sentiment for sure it just seems like most of the film I see of him he's overly aggressive. That's my only point.
Personally, I think we've got real depth problems in the secondary beyond 2014 right now. If you project the 2015 starting secondary right now, you're looking at:
Safety - A.Colbert / C.Colins / A.Davis
CB - Echols / maybe Duke Thomas
That's it. The reviews on A.Colbert so far are luke warm, and Duke Thomas has been moved to offense (though perhaps not permanently). Collins is an unknown who may get a look at WR, and A.Davis is an unknown with a history of back and hamstring issues. I also don't think Huhn is a DB in a pass happy league like the Big XII long term, especially coming off an ACL.
This means that the class of 2014 at DB has no margin for error, and it needs to be producing on the field by their sophomore or RS frosh seasons. That means we'll need all these 2014 DB recruits to make the two-deep by 2015. A tall order, and it means all these guys have to be "hits".
If I ruled the world, I'd be pushing for 6 DBs in this class, but I think its unrealistic that we can go beyond 5 because of needs elsewhere on the roster. Ugh.
If there is one thing I've learned over the years, it is to trust Akina. Coming into the 2011 season we had very unproven of CBs with Byndom (So.) and Diggs (Fr.), but they turned out pretty well. Also, don't forget about Kevin Vaccaro, I have a feeling that kid has a chance to surprise a lot of people before he graduates
Adams is legit, but lets not pretend that Tony Brown isn't a specimen and a stud.
Pretty sure not a single person has said that.
You said Adams was better than Brown. I'm saying Brown is likely the best in the country.
On tape? Hardly, to this point.
Adams being better than brown does not make Brown a non-specimen.
Specimen was a bad word, sorry.
I typically reserve that for the top players at each position. I wouldn't even call all 5-stars "a specimen" every year.
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