It’s a play like this that illustrates how promising a rookie RB’s chances will be to make an early impact in the NFL.
Want to know if a rookie runner will see the field? After you determine he has the basic skills to contribute with the ball in his hands, you better examine what he does without it.
Pass protection is the difference between a talented rookie’s scintillating camp ending in August and actually delivering in the fall. Christian McCaffery isn’t a great pass blocker but he flashes the skills to become one.
This play against a defensive tackle is a perfect example.
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