Some interesting comments re: Filiaga’s AA game struggles:
"problem with this eval that they are failing to mention is he was asked to play RT all week when all he’s done in HS is LT so he even admitted he was having issues getting the right footwork done most of the week. I’d take there re-rank with a grain of salt, regardless of rank this guy is going to be very good i’d bet on it "
"doesn’t matter just saying he only had a week with coaches he’s not familiar with learning new footwork so I think rivals is giving an unfair assessment of his actual skill level as they sound like they are going to drop him in the rankings. Even if RT at Mich he’d have months of training with an elite college staff to learn that footwork. Either way kid is the real deal "
“OL usually struggle during this week. It’s just a harder position to play and it’s no wonder that year after year the DL dominates.”
“Those drills are a meaningless.
The physical advantage is all for the defense in these drills as they are just purely pass rushing with no run threat. Easy to do spin moves when there is no gap assignment, easy to bullrush when their are no pads, can fly up the field with no fear of a trap, screen, draw or option.
See how they do if they have to play run or pass. In a game the O-Linemen knows the play not the D-Linemen. Let Filagia drive on a D-Linemen to see if they can leverage and get off the block.
Game film and live game evaluation is much more important in my opinion.”
"Switching sides is REALLY much tougher than it sounds for players
That said, he probably needs a year … but who doesn’t on the line?"
“Once he locked on to a guy it was over, working on his first step will be coached. I think the old saying is you can’t teach his size and that’s a good place to start with an offensive lineman.”