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BraeburnDrTiger
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Do you have the skills to be a college football scout/recruiting expert?



This is pretty cool!! I can't wait to see what people say about Harris and Dawkins. Harris looks a bit better to me. But I'll take both. LINK






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5Alive
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re: Do you have the skills to be a college football scout/recruiting expert?


I've already posted my take on the two





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LSUANDY25
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Its hard to say after 4-5 minutes of highlight tape. But here's my take. Harris has good pocket awareness and seems to be the more accurate of the two. He seemed to throw the deep ball extremely well. Reminded me of Johnny.

Dawkins seems like a total freak. Couldnt tell how accurate his arm is because most of his throws were between the hash marks. Seemed to want to run first and trust his legs vs his arm.
With that being said he reminded me of Cam Newton running and Vince Young throwing.
Harris looks more ready today but Dawkins has more potential. If Dawkins is accurate enough with his throws and if both have very similar arm strength I would take Dawkins based on his size and running ability. No way to know the intangibles such as a California kid coming way down to the bayou vs a Shreveport in-stater among many others. Some have said Harris is inmature etc
But both looked very good and seemed to have the physical tools to be a SEC starter.




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Mattwells90
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Dawkins certainly had better camera people. Harris' film was frustrating looking through people. Harris has a significantly quicker release.





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gatordmb89
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Not going to comment on the NOLA page, but after watching both tapes, I like Harris better. I felt like both QB's were pretty comparable right now, but Harris has better upside. He already has a quick release, and the ball already explodes out of his hand. In his tape, he also did a good job of keeping his eyes down field when moving around in the pocket. He throws a good deep ball, but needs to improve his footwork slightly, which will help him throw a more accurate short-intermediate ball. I liked his ability to throw the "hole shot fade" as well, which is one of the toughest throws in football. He needs to improve his footwork, and learn to spin it a little better, which will result in a "pure" ball.

Overall, I like Harris better.






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jrevonte
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I need to see their entire game tapes to give an accurate breakdown but from the highlights I noticed that Harris is faster and runs smoother than Dawkins. Most of his throws were to an open receiver so it's hard to say how accurate he is by this highlight film.

Dawkins on the other hand shows more accuracy in his highlight film. If you watch carefully Dawkins places the ball in some really tight windows on a few of his throws. I think that this is an important skill to have considering the level of DB competition in the SEC.

They both look good tho. Dawkins being taller and Heavier would seem to be the ideal choice for LSU considering their O-Line averages between 6-4 to 6'6 across the front. Such a big o-line could cause problems for a shorter QB...

However, CC does run bootlegs and play action so these plays would definitely benefit the shorter faster QB.

If I had to put my money down I would not take a QB in this class unless I found a straight freak(Cam Neuton or Teddy Bridgewater)...I would concentrate on my D-Line in this class but those are just my two cents




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smash williams
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Overall I would say Harris is better because I believe his skill set gives him a better chance to be successful at the next level.

Mechanics - Dawkins bottom half/footwork looks better but his top half/delivery could be a problem at the next level. Opposite of this pertains to Harris, delivery is good but footwork could improve.

Mobility/pocket presence - I would grade them almost even for mobility but Harris has better awareness

Vision/anticipation/accuracy - Harris gets the nod for downfield vision but I love Dawkins anticipation and timing which I believe allows him to be more accurate even with his windup delivery.






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5Alive
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re: Do you have the skills to be a college football scout/recruiting expert?


So who is the a-hole on their completely derailing the point of the article?





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jrevonte
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re: Do you have the skills to be a college football scout/recruiting expert?


quote:

So who is the a-hole on their completely derailing the point of the article?


Don't know, wasn't me tho!






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