SB Nation and Bolts From the Blue Writer Kyle Posey joins the program to examine the game of Kansas State receiver/return specialist Tyler Lockett. What I love about this episode is Posey, a former college football wide receiver, and I touch upon points about the position that I haven’t discussed with anyone else in the past:
- The difficulty of low targets.
- When a one-step stop on a hard break isn’t what’s coached.
- Why flexible hips are so important for many of the skill positions.
- Boundary and marker awareness in a player.
- Gray areas where it may be difficult to judge a player’s performance
- Active vs. Passive Catching
- Shielding vs. Turning Into an Opponent
- What makes Lockett a smart ballcarrier.
- Lockett’s hand size and where the behavior he displays in relation to it might limit his game.
Of course, Posey and I also discuss Lockett’s potential roles in the NFL. If you’re not familiar with Posey’s work, I recommend you follow him on Twitter (@The_KP_Show) for links to his in-depth breakdowns.
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