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Future Impact Rookies

Postby BBandits » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:30 pm

With 2012 in the books and college football coming to an end, let’s take a look ahead at some future rookies who can make an impact in 2013.

QB - Geno Smith, West Virginia: Smith has the size, speed and accuracy to make an impact for the team that drafts him. In his senior season he threw for over 4,000 yards with 42 touchdown passes to only 6 interceptions. He has the ability to pick up yards rushing the ball but he’s no RG3. Four teams started a rookie quarterback in 2012, Smith could be the only rookie to get a starting job in 2013.

RB - Montee Ball, Wisconsin: The NCAA career leader in touchdowns (82) and rushing touchdowns (76). Has size, speed and durability with a nose for the end zone.

WR- Tavon Austin, West Virginia: Electric, dynamite, explosive all words to describe Austin. A play maker that has a chance to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. If his offensive coordinator can find creative ways to get the ball in his hands he could be the next Percy Harvin (including the heath issues).

TE- Zach Ertz, Stanford: At 6’6 252 pounds Zach Ertz has the size and speed to make a real impact (assuming he forgoes his senior season). Playing in a pro-style offense where he averaged 65 yards a game at Stanford should smoothen his transition to the NFL.
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Re: Future Impact Rookies

Postby stomperrob » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:38 pm

NFL Draft: Steady hands may help Baylor WR Terrance Williams' stock
By Matt Rybaltowski | CBSSports.com
January 26, 2013 11:58 am ET


Blanketed by Robert Alford in a drill leading to Saturday's Senior Bowl, Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams darted past the Southeastern Louisiana cornerback, adjusted to a pass from Oklahoma's Landry Jones toward his outside shoulder and made a sprawling 50-yard catch.

Pinned against a fence at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., a bevy of NFL scouts immediately took notice of Williams' superior ball skills. Williams had 97 catches for 1,832 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

Williams (6-foot-2, 201 pounds) has developed steady hands in a series of unorthodox workouts at Athletes Performance outside of Dallas in Frisco, Texas. Under the guidance of former NFL receivers Raghib Ismail and Tim Brown, Williams has focused on sharpening his receiving skills. Throughout the routines, the ex-Notre Dame wideouts have stressed the importance of maintaining proper techniques while running routes and securing the ball.

“He still has it,” Williams said of Ismail. “He was showing us with our get-off how to take front steps off the line. We're just trying to learn new things that can help us focus on the ball.”

In a typical drill, Williams will field 10 balls from the front, 10 from the back, 10 low passes and 10 over-the-shoulder throws. The most challenging station, Williams said, is one where he must cover one of his eyes while snaring low balls near ground-level. The instructors require the prospects to repeat any of the drills if they struggle.

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Re: Future Impact Rookies

Postby deerayfan072 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:01 pm

Eifert over ertz in a heartbeat

No thanks on Ball. When was the last time a B1G back who was used a lot in college did anything in the NFL? Mendy was not overused at ILL. Only solid one in 10 years was LJ.
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