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Lawrence Taylor clone.. He plays so fast downhill, just like LT did.. Rare to see it at such a young age.
I'd say more of a Derrick Brooks IMO. Reuben is just a little bigger, heavier.
LT was more of an edge guy with elite athleticism. Foster is an inside the box thumper IMO.
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There have been alot of comparisons made involving Mr. Foster. I hope he is so good that he sets a new standard for us to compare too. Anyway I like the comparison in another thread that compared him to biscuit. I guess we shall see but see alot of potential.
Is a badass in a great way. Never have I seen a guy with more instincts.
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Is he better than Brandon Spikes?
Agreed. RH is a much better comparison, physically, to Blackmon IMHEO.
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Foster is unlike any lb we have had,,,he will be a player
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Physically he can play but mentally can he learn the discipline necessary to play in our system.
Like most have said he is very north south. Almost to a fault. In our defense that kind of aggressiveness can you get out of position in a hurry which then can result in a big play for the offense.
Physically speaking he was a great get. Now comes the hard part of taking a guy who has been asked to do what he was asked to do his whole career and trying to get him to understand how and when to attack.
With all that said he seems like a great compliment to Moseley in a nickel set.
He needs to improve his play significantly from last season.
Lawrence Taylor would play the "Jack" position for us, Reuben wont be playing that, he's more of a "Mike".
Reuben's highlight reel is very impressive, he is a natural playmaker on defense like LT was, just at a different position.
Looks like an easy choice to play in base. But does he have the speed/athleticism to play in passing situations?
Hope you guys get the chance to be on the sideline of a practice or game to see how violent his hits really are. Sports Science really should compare the impact of his hits with that of guys like Ray Lewis and Patrick Willis.
There is very little doubt in my mind that Foster will have several hits in college that are comparable to the Clowney vs Michigan hit.
They had to stop him from hitting at the Georgia Rising Senior Practices as he was punishing the ball carriers. Heard he also "tattooed" Tyren during the week of practice.....so Tyren may have been the happiest Bama recruit to see that Reuben's LOI had been submitted.
Bama fans are in for a treat watching Foster. Get your popcorn ready.
In shape, he has 4.55-4.59 speed. Needs to work on his hips, agility, flexibility, change of direction.
Dont see that at all. Reuben maybe more like Ray Lewis.
Very insightful IMO.
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Body type-Ernie Sims-London Fletcher now.... Towards the end of his career he will probably look just like gary Brackett(his genetics will dictate this)/ However, his physical tools exceed each of those guys and thats saying a lot.
His playing style is that of an instinctual, knifing linebacker who is elite between the tackles. He times blitzes well and when he reads the play his burst to the point is impressive. he can play sideline to sideline but will get lost in space at times(see the Auburn hs game). He is the type of linebacker who will always be moving forward but needs to learn how to cover for our d.
I hate to say this but I just do not see him ever being our playcaller or vocal leader on d, which is fine. He will make a ton of highlight plays but also be out of position a good bit as well. Thats normal with this type of player.
As crazy as this sounds, Foster has the ability to be one of the greatest ilb of all time. his mental capacity and his ability to be coached will dictate his career path. Assuming he stays out of trouble I would put his floor at Ernie Sims and ceiling around .....well any of the greats.
Just thought about reuben kind of being built like a Zac Thomas or dat Ngueyn as well.
The question on Foster and all of the Alabama LBs, really, is what will his playing weight be? DePreist looked too thick last year. You could tell he didn't have the speed and flexibility needed for an every-down LB. Nico looked about right, but not quite athletic enough.
If Foster keeps it in the 245-255 range, he'll be dynamic. If he gets much above 260, being only 6'1", he'll be too thick to have the flex needed.
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