1. That once-considered-a-bust veteran is finally ready to break through
It happens every year. A veteran player who’s been in the program for the past two or three years has an excellent spring, according to coaches. They finally understand the scheme, they’ve completely reinvented their body, they’ve switched positions entirely and have excelled in learning their new spot – we hear it all the time.
Remember when Ishaq Williams was finally turning the corner? Anthony Vernaglia? Duval Kamara? The fact of the matter is, some players just don’t pan out. For every Jeff Samardzija and Tyler Eifert who end up developing into stars once given time and opportunity, there are Tyler Stocktons and Deion Walkers who simply never contribute on the field.
So when you hear about a veteran player who has failed to really make a huge impact so far finally showing promise during the spring? Take it with a grain of salt.
All the buzz about Nyles Morgan so far? We know the guy is a freak athlete. That’s not new. But his ability to actually earn the starting role and utilize that talent to be a fantastic player? I’ll believe it when I see it, and will be very happy to eat crow if that ends up being the case.
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