« on: April 14, 2013, 09:01:04 AM »
DT - This group was my most pleasant suprise of the weekend. I probably spent the most time watching them. I think OL is the most important part of any team, but because we know what we have their I spent most of my time watching the DL, the unit I feel is the most important on the defense.
When Mo Lattimore was doing drills for the coaches he made the statement that he was going to be a really good coach this year. I took that to mean his players are going to make him look good. He did talk about how young the group was, but that they were just going to have to step up and be ready.
Mo said that he had two more Juco guys comming in. Who else is coming besides Brown? I couldn't remember.
Reed and Britz were with the ones.
Britz is a stud. Kid is going to be really, really good for us over the next three years. He will just countinue to get better and better.
Reed - He has really come a long way. Eats up space and clogs things up. He occupies blockers which can really make your linebackers look good. He is not flashy and won't post a lot of stats, but he will do his job.
Seiwert - he has some quckness on the inside. Plays with good pad level. He could be disruptive. Hopefully he can continue to add good weight.
Gates- I remember last year at the clinic I posted that I thought this kid had something. He was a walkon, but there was just something I liked about his ability. Then later it was reported he was moving to OL and I really started doubting my evaluation. Gates was flat out the most impressive player I saw this weekend. He was dominating our interior OL in the one-on-one and two-on-two drills. He is really big at 6-3 316 and he moves really well. I think he could add upper body strength and be even better. I really like his attitude, intelligence, coachability, and enthusiasm. Gates and Hood both stood out as guys that were out there having fun.
Demonte Hood - I think he could be really good. He needs to learn to use his hands better. He is listed at 6-0 303. That seemed about right. Kid is powerful and stocky. I feel he has tremendous potential. I used to coach near his high school (Bowie, Arlington, TX) so I chatted him up a little bit. He seemed really excited for this year. He seemed confident and said he was gonna be out there making plays this season. Asked me my name and shook my hand. Seemed like a good guy.
I think all five of these guys can play. Add in two Jucos and I feel a lot better about this group than I did entering last season.