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Can he even play end if he ends up over 3? Play first and second down on strong side and move to 3 tech on 3rd down. I like it!
Mario Edwards Jr. was the #1 player last year at DE and he was over 300, as long as he's athletic enough, he'll be fine at DE.
Go Blue & Gig Em'!
Agreed, and I definitely don't think that athleticism will be a problem.
This is Michigan, fergodsakes.
Yeah, McDowell has the sort of frame where he can carry 300lbs remarkably well.
thats amazing. there is probably no player in the country that i want more then him.
Well, I wouldn't quite go that far for next year. In many years I would agree, but Michigan is in great shape for Jabrill Peppers and IMO an elite CB can singlehandedly change the result of a game. They can shut down half a field in the passing game and allow the defense to blitz aggressively without having to worry about the big play.
He can probably play the SDE 5 tech spot, or the 3 tech, not much chance he ends up at WDE though.
I'd hope not, WDE is meant for players in the 260-270 area, such as Brandon Graham.
Loving it. Let's keep up that streak of taking a CB from Cass Tech every year...
And it will be a nice bonus to get him with an OSU offer.
He is being heavily recruited ... tougher this year ... but achieveable.
“Those who stay will be champions”
― Bo Schembechler
Weight has little to do with playing weak or strong side.
Will not be tough, he almost committed the other day.
Weak side is meant for the more athletic rushers that go one on one with the blocker on most plays, usually weigh less. Strong side is meant for the bigger guys who can set the edge and take on double teams, usually weigh more. Perfect example is Craig Roh having to gain more weight to be able to play SSDE.
Weight has everything to do with it. Why do u think the coaches want Roh to gain weight? Other example: Mario is a tweener OLB/WDE only because he needs to gain weight. Strong side In most cases weigh more then weak side
Weight has something to do with it? Yes.
Weight has everything to do with it? Absolutely Not.
Really? Where did this come from? I have not heard this one.
Get ESPN Insider and you would understand.
He has needed to gain weight in general. If player x weighs more than player y, that doesn't mean player x will play the strong side. It's more about athletic ability to stop the run on the tight end side vs contain and pass rush on the weakside. It's about the players attributes athletically not just the weight as the more athletic the player the more likely he will play the weakside. Look at the ny giants. Jason Pierre Paul is the most athletic by far but also weighs more than tuck or osi, and he plays the weakside.
This post was edited by Luger 22 months ago
Exactly, so perhaps its just semantics but playing the weakside is more about the athletic ability which may mean a player weighing less but just cause a player weighs less doesn't mean he is weakside. Roh played weakside last yr because he was the best option considering RVB playing strong and more athletic guys just being freshman.
Damon Webb received a non committable offer from OSU that is committable.
Good example but u can't hide the facts, SDE almost always outweigh the weak side ends. In order to stop the run u gotta be able to stand your ground. In most cases being able to hold your ground means your carrying more weight.
The TE usually plays on the side of the SDE, correct? He has to deal with double teams.
The fact is its not the weight that determines who plays weak or strong side.
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