03 Sep 2012
I just finished evaluating Lattimore’s season-opening performance against Vanderbilt. The junior running back, who is coming off an ACL tear to his left knee, fumbled away his first attempt, but made up for it with a 29-yard touchdown on his way to gaining 110 yards on 23 carries, scoring twice, and catching 3 passes for 21 yards. I found Lattimore to be a patient runner with a good understanding of how to set up his blockers, make the first defender miss, and gain yardage after contact. He’s not a burner, but he has enough burst to be a chain-moving NFL runner and the third down skills to develop into an every-down back.
3 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2012, 11:28am by Qwijybo
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