#22 Dom Bragalone RB

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  • #18311

    tigerfb75
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    Like I said the kid cant control who he lines up against but judging by the film and the numbers the kid can flat out play. Think he will be tested early with the change of speed and huge jump in competition but I think he can be a solid back for us. Excited to have him at Lehigh.

    #18314

    TMH
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    Unbelievable. Big schools don’t always evaluate talent correctly.

    Jerry Rice—Mississippi Valley State
    Walter Payton—Jackson State
    Chuck Bednarick—Penn
    Deacon Jones—Mississippi Vocational College
    Andre Reed—Kutztown

    and the list goes on and on.

    The current MVP, Aaron Rodgers attended a community college for 2 years before Cal would take a chance on him. I believe there were at least 2 starters (1 Pro-Bowler) who came from Shippensburg.

    Question:How many Caucasian running backs can you name from major conference programs?

    #18316
    RichH
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    Recruiting not a science nor does any coach have a crystal ball. Hundreds of kids each year get passed over by FBS who are or develop into excellent players capable of playing at that level.
    Did a quick scan of SEC,B10 and ACC. More than I thought but overall a miniscule number. Over 160000 HS players graduate each year.Less than 2500get FBS schollis. With partials FCS. gives a few more. A very smsll window for players seeking to get a schollie playing football. Also,a huge number for even 250 teams to mine all the talent therein for themselves.

    #18320

    LehighGuy
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    I understand Jmn. But no disrespect to the kid. Competition matters period. For his stats and combine numbers to receive NO offers from state FBS schools is telling. He definately is a FCS player IMO. LU did good by gambling on him. Just didn’t see any RB moves from him as he ran over and straight ahead against his comp. Won’t be able to do that in the scholly Era of the PL. He might make a great FB with his strength and speed IMO

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    #18322

    LehighGuy
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    Lol TMH……how far you want to go back to make a point? You named ALL NFL Hall of Famers!

    #18324

    TMH
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    I named Hall of Famers because that denotes greatness.
    I named the current NFL MVP because that denotes greatness.
    Did you know that California (PA) currently has 6 players in the NFL

    In fact, here is the complete list. Enjoy it. Many of those colleges you may not even heard of it.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/college/_/letter/l

    #18325
    RichH
    RichH
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    Thanks TMH. Interesting the spread of talent.

    #18326

    LehighGuy
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    TMH. Never said that great players didn’t come from small schools. Your list was hall of Famers from 20-60 yrs ago…..congrats. I’m pulling for the LU kids. Prove all the FBS schools wrong.

    #18331

    Lehigh74
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    LG I think you should go back and review Bragalone’s highlight video again. I agree that mostly what we saw was North/South running. Nothing wrong with that if you have the speed and the power to make it work, since It is the most efficient way to get from point A to point B. It appeared to me that he clearly showed the ability to cut back or juke a defender when necessary.

    #18332
    RichH
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    Actually just watch the Guilfoyle game. You’ll see a couple of runs with quick cutbacks. Also,one early in 2nd half,IIR,where he juked a defender out of his cleats. Not,certainly his forte which is straight ahead power and speed. How well he adjusts to college ball TBD. Think he will quite well,perhaps a bit slower than Brisker.

    #18334

    TMH
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    There is no doubt that this summer will be intriguing. I don’t expect too many of the new freshmen to make an immediate impact simply because they have such little time to adjust to both a whole new level of play and a whole new system. There are some positions however, that lend itself to adapting in a shorter period of time. K is obviously one of them and Mish will be needed to step in quickly. RB, IMHO, is another one. There are holes to run through and blocking assignments when your # is not called.The players may be a bit bigger but if the #s are right, both Bragalone and Brisker may still be stronger than those trying to tackle them. Chance are, they both may be faster too. Leigh will obviously be the front runner early and rightfully so. He will be pushed and he will be spelled. The competition alone there will make everyone better. Depending on the health of our OL, I actually wonder if we become more run oriented than pass oriented this year. I suppose much will depend on Shaf’s shoulder.

    #18335
    RichH
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    Speaking of summer( a perfect day for thst),I’m inyrrested to see who comes to LU earlyvto work out. All frosh have to be in pre camp for orientation and a number will be brought in fof a summer term to lessen 1st semester load. Normally have around 40 or so current guys on campus to work out with Eric. The 7 in 7 tournaments s/b more active with more Pa and NJ skill kids. Going to be an active off season.

    #18336

    LehighGuy
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    So is everyone just dismissing Kee? You know how Coen loves his Srs. Kee hasn’t played a varsity snap in 3yrs. We have to have some RBS running the ball in the spring game. Is and will Leigh be ready for that game?

    #18337
    RichH
    RichH
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    Kee is a puzzle. AnA’S RB in HS ,OK speed with very nice wiggle,who has not seen the field in 3 yrs. Spring camp will be his best shot and probably last to make an impression. Would be great if he could step up. Time will tell.

    #18338

    TMH
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    It’s difficult to tell when players will hit their stride. I saw Kee play in the Brown?white scrimmage a year or two ago but it was difficult to assess anything since it was essentially touch football. If he is healthy for spring ball this year, I’m sure he will have ample opportunity to prove himself. I wish him well. Spring may also be an opportunity to bring our FBs into the offense.
    I am far more interested however in what changes are made on defense. There may need to be a total overhaul. Every position should be wide open.

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