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Just watched a 7 on 7 on TOS and he looks built like Julio only thicker with shorter arms. If he grows an inch he will be bigger than Julio. What's his real potential if he spends two more years developing?
This post was edited by Chadmeister24 2 years ago
Don't think he's a wide reciever. He's an RB all the way...just one that happens to have good hands. He looks totally different than Julio coming out of high school and is not near the natrual route runner and pass catcher that Jones was for us. Bo is built like a tank and will be one heck of a RB
If he grows an inch IMO he will be too tall for a RB... Now I know he wants to play RB but if he going to be that big he needs to play WR
Friendly info. Bo was measured at 6'1 1/2 and Julio is 6'2 3/4. I've watched Bo's film a pretty good bit and while he can play both RB and WR. I believe if he does grow another inch or more he would have more upside at WR. Even at his height right now I would rather him play WR. He has elite speed and you hardly ever see WR that is built like he is.
Well he already is a great RB. I'm wondering if he take these two years to develop then what is his potential at WR.
I think he could take his last two years of high school ball and work on route running and his hands(they're pretty good but only slightly better than average right now) then he could be a game changer. Very physical and thick and fast.
i like him at WR but he wants to hear RB so thats what we need to recruit him as
JMO but not sure how comparing their height compares them as players. Julio was 6'3'' and wiry coming out of HS. Bo is a full grown man at 16. He's not going to stay at 220 but will easily play at a mean 235-240. If you say he's 2 tall to be an RB, I'd disagree (Derrick Henry, Stephen Jackson, Brandon Jacobs) and even then he will defintely be 2 big to be a WR. How many 6'2'' 240 wr's are out there? If he grew 2 or 3 inches then yes, he's prolly too tall for RB. Otherwise, I just don't see the comparison but would take him either way...
Julio was Witt coming out of HS? He was 6'3 210. I think Bo could develop into an Alshon Jeffrey type WR if he continues to grow, as long as he doesn't balloon to 245.
This is an important part of your post. These qualities are not good for a WR.
First, from a coach (team) perspective, I'd allow Bo to start off at whatever position here prefers as this usually ensures maximum effort and even if he does change positions, he won't have any regrets.
Second.....IF Bo were "my son" I would recommend that he play WR IF he wants to play offense, otherwise, I'd recommend that he play LB for various reasons:
1) The NFL is trending to shorter, more compact RBs. The only RBs selected in the 1st round over the last 2 years 2011-Mark Ingram, 2012- Trent Richardson & Doug "The Muscle Hamster" Martin. .....all are 5'9"
2) Only 1 of the top 30 rated RBs eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft measured a "legit" 6'0" or better at the NFL Combine or Pro Day
3) The last 3 RBs that measured 6'0" or better at the NFL Combine/Pro Day and were drafted in the 1st Round are 1) 2007- Adrian Peterson, 2) 2008- Darren McFadden, 3) 2009-Chris "Beanie" Wells.........All 3 are very injury proned. Compare these guys in terms of injuries to more compact RBs like Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice. Major difference in injury history as Peterson, McFadden and Wells seemingly have their seasons shortened due to injury every year
-Shorter, more compact RBs suffer less injuries and miss fewer games due to injuries. In addition, they are more productive as a "collective group" and thus NFL teams are "trending" away from taller RBs as they have more surface area to hit which leads to more injuries. You can't help your team win on the sidelines.
-The best "tall" RB in the NFL, Adrian Peterson, tore his ACL during the 2011 Season
-The best "tall" RB in college football, Marcus Lattimore, tore his ACL during the 2011 Season
-Bo is entering his 11th grade season and tore his ACL during the 2011 Season
I don't think it's a coincidence that these are all taller RBs.
Again, I'd let him play where he wants if I were a coach.......but if he's my son, I realize the chances of him making a long, significant living in the NFL is more probable as a WR or LB.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BamaBornDukie 2 years ago
You get out of it what you put into it!
Not to mention, sort of for those same reasons, WRs and LBs aren't considered "a dime a dozen" in the NFL draft the way RBs are right now.
I never said he is to tall to play RB. I said if he grew an inch or more with his elite speed and catching ability I believe he has more upside at WR. I threw out the heights of both players because the OP stated that if BO were to grow an inch taller that he would be bigger than Julio and Julio right now is an inch 1/4 taller. This is all just a matter of one persons opinion to another but i believe he can play either position and be a star as long as he stays healthy.
Alright BBD- can you quit with the responses that make that much sense! Seriously, great analysis of Henry & glad to have Bama fans & BOL members with logical knowledge like yourself ( I say "no homo" here right?).,,.
Dukie is right on here!!
Bo doesn't hav a rb body. Big up top w thinner legs. Hopefully he will b agreeable to defense
This may seem like a waste of a talent, but I think Bo could be a great H back.
If he adds 20 to 30 pounds which he could do pretty easily, then he'd be 6'2ish and 240 to 250 pounds with the ability to stretch the field vertically. Just think about the balls that Brad Smelley caught last year. Now put the ball in the hands of a player like Bo.
Honestly, Bo's best future is at another position other than RB. IMHO of course.
I want to see him at WR for us, think he'll be unreal at both but I think he has more upside and NFL potential at WR
Deaux, If we use the HB like I think we might this year I do not think people will view it as a waste. I am very excited about the potential for Calloway to have an awesome year.
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE....like NO other
He would not keep bulking up if he were to play WR. He could stay around 220-225 and be fine.
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