Commit #7 for LSU

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  1. Home Skillet

    Home Skillet Freshman

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    Curtis Taylor 6-3 220 4.6 Safety from Franklin.......Rivals has him at 180 pounds but Dandy Don says 220........
     
  2. ok awesome

    ok awesome geaux

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    Wow hes huge
     
  3. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Looks like a future linebacker to me. Guys that size don't keep their DB speed very long out of high school. But a linebacker with size and speed can really put on a pass rush.
     
  4. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal Founding Member

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    Looks like a good LB prospect. Add some muscle to him and he'd deffinanetly compete. We some LB's ASAP.
     
  5. SeN-SaTioN

    SeN-SaTioN Founding Member

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    I am one to believe that a player's 40 time is not significantly important for some positions. I believe for a LB, his quickness to get from point A to point is more important. I knew guys that were quick in high school and were awesome players, I mean they were everywhere in the field, but if you put them on the track...they would get smoked. So i believe its a players quickness that is most important.
     
  6. MikeD

    MikeD Sports Genius

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    I agree. What players besides receivers and DBs on occassion run 40 yards in a straight line during a football play? Quickness and cutting ability (see Josh Reed) also play a huge role in how good a player can become.
     
  7. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal Founding Member

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    quickness and acceleration are very important. I would even say at most positions it is more important than flat out speed.
     
  8. Perple

    Perple Founding Member

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    Agreed. LB'ers lateral quickness is a priority. Saban evaluated Taylor at camp, so he obviously has some serious side to side quickness & acceleration. And honestly, a true 4.6 isn't slow.
     
  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    4.6 is slow for a D Back but it is more than adequate for a linebacker
     
  10. Goodlifetiger

    Goodlifetiger Founding Member

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    I read on Dandy Don's site the young man was 180 Lbs.
     

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