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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Eastern Washington Specialists

Over the past couple of days between lessons I on the field for more evaluations. On Sunday and Tuesday two players from Eastern Washington University flew down to Scottsdale, Arizona to get an evaluation or my opinion on their ability to play in the NFL.

Fritz Brayton is a about 6'2 and 195 pounds. During our one hour evaluation he went through his warm up drills and progression. I watched and analyzed. He had good form but had a couple minor flaws in his technique. In the photo below you can see him pumping or taking the ball below his waist on a good snap and kind of tossing it to his foot.

I introduced Fritz to my One Step Drill and a couple of other drills to repair his flaws. Fritz hit a couple of 4.7 and 4.8 hang times but was a little inconsistent because of his drop.

At the end of his evaluation I gave Fritz my opinion and plan to get better and more consistent. He knows what he needs to do to take his game to the next level. I wish him the best of luck at his Pro Day in March.

Last fall I gave Mark Lathim a One on One Snapping Lesson. Tuesday Mark returned for an evaluation. Mark is about 6' 1 and about 235 pounds. He was excellent on the perfect laces drill. When he started to long snap he showed me excellent speed.

As he continued to snap I watch and analyzed his technique. He showed me a little inconsistency as he continue to long snap during a couple of drills. I picked up on a flaw he had in his delivery.

By the end of the one hour evaluation session I had a good idea of his potential. I gave Mark my assessment and a plan to get more consistent.

I wish Mark the best of luck on his Pro Day in March.

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