Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Quoting that inestimable philosopher
, Mike Tyson, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face
You know how a player does going across the middle is
going to change when they get to the NFL. They will
get hit & they're going to have to adjust to it.
Maybe there aren't a lot of real hitters in the middle, in the Big 10, or on USC's schedules. Maybe that's why they haven't had successful WRs in the pros.
For instance, playing the Texans, Quin is going to hit you, Kj is going to hit you, Manning is going to hit you, & Cushing just might lay you the F out.
I'm discussing Hunter out of Tennessee in the post you quoted of mine. He's not from the Big 10 or USC, try SEC. That being said, I think we can say there are 1 or 2 decent safeties in that conference.
Granted the skill level is different between the NFL & college but if a WR is timid or short arms catches over the middle in college then it more then likely will be an issue as a pro. Hunter does not have that issue right now & that is a plus IMO. If he's a tough player in his own right then going over the middle in the NFL will not change his style of play much IMO. Of course he will be hit harder, but that's expected & many WR's have transitioned into the NFL & handled going over the middle just fine. They don't all curl up & disappear because the likes of Quin or KJ hit them. The point was if it scares or bothers them in college then it will in the NFL as well. That doesn't seem to be the case w/ Hunter out of the SEC.