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Old 05-01-2013   #58
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Default Re: 6th round Alan Bonner WR JVST

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Originally Posted by Rey View Post
Has anyone seen him play?

Sure seems like a lot of negativity for a guy that doesn't even have much film out there...
So I finally get to watch a couple of his games.
Against the Arkansas Razorbacks, he caught 8 passes for 107 yards and a TD.
The QB only attempted a total of 28 passes, including throw-aways due to pressure.
He also ran a couple of reverses for 13 yards with a TD.
Not a bad day for a FCS guy against a big program from the SEC.

Against Florida, he had 3 catches for 23 yards.
There was a total of 25 pass attempts.
He gained one yard on a reverse when the Gators plugged up the back side nicely.
He also completed a pass for 20 yards off a faked reverse on a nice tight-spiral thrown ball.

Nothing exceptional as far as athleticism, but he looked fluid in his movement.
More often than not, he understands how to run his route to maximize the field area for his QB.

On the TD catch, he adjusted his route as the QB had to scramble from pressure.
He found a good spot in front of the defender in the end zone, backing the CB some to give himself room to catch the ball in front of him on a leaping catch (using his body to shield the defender away from the ball).

A side line catch on the left side of the offense was made possible due to his route running; he worked to get the CB to open his hips to the wrong side to get seperation on the 9 route.
A corner post route on the opposite side was made possible due to the same reason.
Another nice route was on a quick slant, where he pressed forward for exactly 5 yards and made a tight inside turn (as close to 90 degree as you can get) to get quick seperation.

The camera angle wasn't optimum to see how he ran other routes.

Rey also posted the vid of the game against Ole Miss in 2010, when he caught 3 balls for 56 yards and 2 TDs.

This team didn't pass too much, averaging just 27.5 attempts in 2012 and a mere 21.5 in 2011

Overall, he looks like a possession-type receiver, most likely an upgrade from David Anderson.
Will he make the team? Most probably.
Will he see the field on offense? I don't know.
It will depend on how the coaches want to use the players.
They might let him handle both return duties; they might let him return punts with KMart as the secondary man who also returns kick-offs.
Or maybe he won't see any offensive snap until late in the season.

Projection: zero to 100 offensive snaps; zero to 10 catches.
Likely to be the primary punt returner so that KMart can concentrate more on offense (besides kick-off return.)
There's also the possibility that they put him on the PS if they sign a FA vet.

Low expectation with some upside.
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