Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the on-field communication and coping skills of 6-2, 225-pound receiver, Jhamon Ausbon. These are two traits that veteran NFL receivers must have to deliver week-in and week-out in the league.
Comfort with chaos is a trait of top-notch professionals. Despite the lip-service given during TV sound bytes, leadership seminars, and presentations from consultants and coaches, many professionals lack the ability to deliver consistent production when the plan goes awry.
So when I’m studying a college player’s tape and see multiple examples of him being the lighthouse in the storm, the pulse during the cacophony, and the compass in the fog, it gets my attention. These two plays from Ausbon’s game against Georgia illustrate his ability to deal with defenders committing fouls on him and targets not arriving where or when they are expected. When he has to, Ausbon knows how to communicate with his quarterback as the play is unfolding to present options that lead to production.
If the early impressions I’ve gained from Ausbon thus far are an indication of the type of player he can be in the NFL, he’s going to become a pro quarterback’s best friend on the field.
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