I like everything about Abbrederis, except that he's not a guy who can stretch the field.
Yes, he did have 3 drops in 14 games.
Yes, he did have one fumble on a return (not caused by the opponent.)
But you look at the number of touches he had (counting defensive PIs and catches called back due to holding by the O-line, etc.) as compared to KMart, this guy is evern more sure-handed.
He's not as explosive as Martin; he's not as quick, but he's very deceptive.
Playing in the same conference, his average is better than KMart in every category (ypc, yd per punt return and KO return). And he already had more TD receving than KMart 11/10 while playing quite a bit less.
The main thing is that he's a very smart player who's gifted with a great vision.
He understands coverage scheme (both on defense and special team).
He understands the angle of approach an opponent may take and he works of it very well.
Basically, he knows where the daylight is.
This guy fits the Texans to a T.
Wisconsin's bread and butter is also the play action.
He walked on after playing as a running QB in HS (and defensive back).
He also competed in wrestling and track & field.
He earned a scholarship this past January.
He's really the embodiment of a real college athlete.
He's a type of true All-American guy, very good at a lot of things, but not really a grand master of anything. But he works hard at it and seems to be very humble.
This is what he tweeted when he finally got the scholarship this last January:
"Praise God for blessing me with a scholarship, signed the papers today!" Abbrederis wrote. "All the hard work has paid off!"
High School: Wisconsin Football Coaches Association first-team all-state quarterback ... conference offensive player of the year as a senior ... first-team all-conference defensive back and quarterback as a senior ... member of WIAA Division IV state championship team as a senior ... second-team all-conference quarterback and first-team all-conference defensive back as a junior ... second-team all-conference quarterback as a sophomore ... threw for 1,657 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior ... finished his career with 3,014 passing yards and 30 touchdowns ... rushed for 1,490 yards as a senior, averaging 8.4 yards per carry, 106.4 yards per game and had 26 rushing touchdowns ... two-time team captain ... also competed in track and wrestling ... named Gatorade track athlete of the year and BFS Male National Athlete of the Year as a senior ... three-time conference champion 110m high hurdles ... two-time state champion and state record holder in 110m high hurdles ... state champion as a senior in 300m hurdles.