The game of American football continues to get more and more exciting every week. Just in the past few weeks we have seen international athletes being drafted into the NFL, the NFL announced 5 games that will be played outside of the United States, and 7 international athletes were signed or allocated to an NFL roster. Now as summer is upon us we know that this means college football recruiting and camp season is about to be full swing. Many international athletes miss out on an opportunity to be recruited due to a simple lack of exposure. We plan to fix that by placing a spotlight on several athletes who have a chance to earn a college football scholarship this summer.
A quick ability to change directions hints at Hip mobility. Strong, Active hands at the line of scrimmage. Alert eyes in the backfield adjusts to misdirection. Fluidly transitions his base into the lower leverage. Possesses formidable pass rush moves and the general use of his hands to get involved in the play. Whether it’s playing the ball at the line, swatting down balls or driving his fists through the ball carriers arms to dislodge the ball, he found a way to be disruptive.
Listed at defensive lineman and a tight end. I personally would like to see him commit to a guard or tackle position. Light feet and a firm core gives him a fast get off accompanied by flashes of proper leverage. Turns his defender and has understanding of setting the edge. A strength program and a diet plan to add healthy weight, could turn a project into a prospect.
His balance is reflected as a ball carrier and as he reacts to a ball carrier coming towards him. Enjoys the contact aspect of the sport. As a running back, he has a package of moves, but he seeks defenders with the intention to initiate contact. That kind of mentality translates to the defensive side of the ball. Discipline with his angles while in pursuit. Along with that aggression, he displays the discipline to finish off plays with technique. Separated himself as the best football regardless of position on the field more often than not. On top of all that, he has 50+ yardage leg. In the air. There’s potential for a unique special teams player.
Squares up and Commits to the tackle in one on one situations. I see strain and effort to bring his man down and complete the tackle. Has a nac for using his arms to get enough of runners legs to trip them up. Keeps track of his surroundings while in zone coverage. Transitions well from monitoring the quarterback and closing the distance to the nearest receiver.
A defender at heart, the size and mobility fit of a guard or tackle. Channels the desire to hit into any opportunity he can find protecting for his teammate. Displays light feet when being asked to pull. Encouraging pass blocker. Delivers a tenacious strike when given a bull rush and looks to manhandle the more finesse attempts. Maintaining form and technique will help with over lunging and lose of balance. A highlight worthy run blocker, as that aggression gets to be fully utilized.