Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No. 340: WR Jordan Addison’s (Pitt/USC) Positioning and Timing with Vertical Routes

Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room No. 340: WR Jordan Addison’s (Pitt/USC) Positioning and Timing with Vertical Routes

Matt Waldman’s RSP Boiler Room examines the vertical game of USC WR Jordan Addison and why Addison’s timing and position help him “play big” for his size. 

If you’re a smaller perimeter receiver, you better play big at the moments where your team gives you targets reserved for a larger receiver. The 6’0″, 175-pound Addison plays big on the perimeter thanks to his timing and positioning with vertical routes.

There are a lot of big and strong receivers who play a lot smaller than Addison because they lack advanced understanding of body positioning throughout the phases of the route:

  • Owning the alley between the numbers and the boundary during the stem and break.
  • Stacking the man-to-man defender to sell the vertical portion of a back-shoulder fade.
  • Jumping back to the ball so the receiver is perpendicular to the ground rather than parallel.
  • Attacking the ball at the earliest point to maximize separation from the defender.
  • Retracting the ball and torquing the body so the defender must play through the receiver.

Addison displays most of these skills on the route below.

There’s a lot about Addison’s game that fits the archetype of smaller primary receivers with productive histories in the NFL. This includes the likes of Paul Richardson, Tyler Lockett, Doug Baldwin, DeVonta Smith, DeSean Jackson, T.Y. Hilton, Antonio Brown, and Marvin Harrison.

Strong list.

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