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I see that he is ranked as the 25th best receiver in the country. Not bad for sure, but people are saying he is like Ginn. Don't misunderstand me, I am thrilled that he is a Buckeye, but he is the recruit I really don't know much about. Could someone fill me in, or show me some film please. Thanks in advance.
Clark just blew up over the last few months.
New Smyrna Beach receiver James Clarks senior year highlights from the 2012 season. Totaled 49 Catches for 1112 Yards in 10 Games. Clark the Area 6A Player ...
This post was edited by HawaiiBuck 14 months ago
Thank you! WOW! Kid can run, and is explosive and slippery. Not afraid of contact either. Kid is gonna be big time in this offense.
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Clark's long stride reminds me of Ginn. I really like Clark, too. He's very fast, he reaches his top gear quickly and he has some moves in the open field.
I am not sure how Ginn is getting such a good reputation. He was a tremendous athlete and extremely fast but not tough at all. I always thought that he never fulfilled his immense potential. His hands were not good and he had trouble running routes. I know he came in wanting to be a CB but I never thought he transitioned to being a WR...
Ginn was elite..,his nfl draft status proved that.you must not remember his punt returns for Tds. Ginn, clarett and beanie were 3 great playmakers under tress.
His jukes in space are what remind me of Ginn.
Love Ginn but agree with this 100% tons of ability but not a good fit at WR, speed works and needs the ball in his hands but did not stack up well as a true wideout, I would say in agreeing with others that the best comparison is santonio holmes but maybe with better speed than holmes had from what I can tell from his tape
Not to get off topic, but I always wondered if he should have been a CB. I think he would have had more of an impact in college and the NFL.
Remember how we were all so anxious (and then frustrated) to see how JT would use players like Flash Thomas and Jamaal Berry.
We're gonna see it this year.
This post was edited by SoCal0Buck 14 months ago
This guy is the real deal. He has everything that you could want in a WR...natural receiver with good hands, tremendous acceleration, elite top end speed, strength, balance, elusiveness, and desire. You could knock his size if you are talking SE, but I think that he plays bigger than his measurables.
What jumps out at me, outside of his obvious ridiculous acceleration/speed, is his balance. Despite being a long strider, he is always in balance, both out of cuts and with contact.
He's a combination of those Buckeyes mentioned above...Galloway's speed and strength, Glenn's acceleration and balance, and Holmes' smoothness. I don't see Ginn, outside of the long striding speed.
Another thing I love from Clark's film...after a TD he always either hands the ball to the official or sets it on the ground in old, old school fashion.
We're going to enjoy watching Marshall, Clark, and Wilson torturing defenses in 2015, and if Devin Smith, Corey Brown, Evan Spencer, and Corey Smith don't step up bigtime by this summer, we may see a lot of them even this Fall.
BTW, I believe that Evan Spencer IS the "big receiver" that we've been looking for. There has been no one more underutilized on the roster than Spencer. Miller has not yet grown enough to utilize Evan's talents, and at a strong 6'2" with major hops, he can fill that "Michael Jenkins" role, IMO.
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This post was edited by NerkBuck 14 months ago
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